Tiger Says Dont Bet on Seeing The Match


Everyone is waiting for The Matchup ' Tiger Woods vs. Ernie Els in the finals Sunday. But dont expect it ' unfortunately, Tiger says.
If we both play well at the same time, I think it will be a lot of fun, not only for us, but I think for everyone watching it would be a lot of fun, he says. But there arent a whole lot of times were both playing well at the same tournament. Thats the fickle nature of golf, as you know.
Would it be great? Yeah. I would thoroughly enjoy it if we both played well at the same time.
Woods also said he still hasnt decided with finality whether he will play in Dubai. The impending war is the reason, though he has been in touch with the government. He will make the decision probably by late in the week.
Harrington Not in Mid-Season Form
Irelands Padraig Harrington was on the verge of bypassing the event due his winter inactivity, but decided to come anyway, even though he wont be exhibiting his best game.
I come here because its a big event and Ive got to be here, try and get through a couple of rounds, then your form can come along after a few rounds, he said. Its a difficult one for me, because its the start of the year. Its hard to say that youve got to be in top form, and its difficult to come and play anybody in the top 64 in the world if youre not on your top form.
Home Isn't Always Where the Heart Is
Sometimes it takes a lot more than your own bedroom to guarantee victory. Phil Mickelson found that out last year when he lost last year in the opening round to John Cook.
It doesnt feel good losing in the first round, thats no fun, he said. Especially when youve traveled a long ways and youve come to play well, and you play just one round and thats it. That happened to me last year, and its no fun, no.
We were living here at the time, Mickelson said. He had just moved to the San Diego area from greater Phoenix. (Its) even worse, to be watching at home, watching the tournament on TV. Its just as bad as having to travel a long ways home.
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