Randall: McDowell is beating everyone up, even his good pals, which he’ll do in Round 2.
Rex: Cink needed extra holes with a swing that’s best described as a work-in-progress and a hot putter. Not a bad combination in match play or against Yang.
Randall: G'day, mate, becomes goodbye for Day.
Rex: No one tell J.B. this week’s event is being played at Dove Mountain, not TPC Scottsdale, and he’ll continue to mow down opponents.
Randall: Youth isn’t wasted on the young, Italian 17-year-old rolls again.
Rex: Donald will continue to play just like he did at the Ryder Cup. Molinari will not.
Randall: Learned a lesson, may never pick against McIlroy again.
Rex: Palmer played like Arnie on Day 1 but will need an army to get past the Mechanic.
Randall: Fowler denies Mickelson a chance to pass Tiger in the world rankings with an upset.
Rex: It will be close but Kuchar seems to play his best golf when the pressure is on.
Randall: Bjorn’s work is done with Tiger gone, Bjorn exits next.
Rex: Wilson downed one bomber on Wednesday (Dustin Johnson) and will add to his growing reputation as a giant killer on Day 2.
Randall:Westwood looks like he’s on a mission and runs through Watney.
Rex: Moore will look better than the Korean on the first tee but the resurgent Choi will take the “W.”
Randall: The Germinator says “Hasta la vista, baby” to Rose.
Rex: Mahan made quick work of Sean O’Hair on Wednesday, winning 4 and 3, and will match that effort on Thursday.