Woods Els Headline Star-Studded Event

By Golf Channel NewsroomMarch 24, 2007, 4:00 pm
Tavistock CupORLANDO, Fla. ' Twenty of the worlds top golfers will gather Monday and Tuesday at Lake Nona Country Club with an eye on capturing neighborhood bragging rights and the 2007 Tavistock Cup.
Live coverage of the unique, team match-play between residents of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Isleworth Country Club airs on the GOLF CHANNEL Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 from noon ' 5 p.m. ET.
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Tiger Woods shows the relaxed atmosphere at the Tavistock Cup. (WireImage)
Closed to the public, the only way to watch the Tavistock Cup competition is on the GOLF CHANNEL, which also will replay the competition in prime time at 8 p.m. ET both evenings.
Team Isleworth, captained by Mark O'Meara and headlined by world No. 1 Tiger Woods, is the defending champion. They defeated Lake Nona, who is captained once again by resident Ernie Els, 17 -12 at Isleworth a year ago.
It was the second consecutive year that Isleworth hosted the event, as the 2005 version, which was reduced to one day when THE PLAYERS Championship spilled into Monday, ended in a tie. The inaugural '04 edition, at Lake Nona, also went to Isleworth, 14 -9 .
The Orlando-area Isleworth and Lake Nona country clubs are two of the most exclusive country clubs in the world, and each counts some of the worlds top professional golfers among their residents. Isleworth is located in the southwest area of the city and boasts a handful of other famous athlete residents, while Lake Nona is fast becoming a popular east-side address for a host of international sports stars.
This year's participants have combined for 43 major championship titles and more than 600 worldwide wins. They will compete for a purse valued at more than $3.5 million, of which $1 million will be donated to charity on behalf of the winning team.
Round 1 will be Four-ball Medal Match Play. Within the four-ball, the two-person team with the lowest 18-hole, better-ball total will win the match. Each win is worth 2 points, a tie is worth 1 point and a loss is worth 0 points. In total, there will be 10 points awarded for Round 1.
Round 2 will be Four-ball Singles Medal Match Play. Each player in the group plays an 18-hole stroke play singles match against each of the opposing two players; therefore, each player plays two singles matches. A win is worth 1 point, a tie is worth point, and a loss is worth 0 points. In total, there will be 20 points awarded for Round 2.
It will take 15 points to win the Tavistock Cup.
The low individual scorer in the second round will receive $500,000 and the Payne Stewart Salver Award. Second place will get $300,000. Third place will net $200,000.
There will also be a long drive and hole-in-one contest on each par-3 hole. The winner for the longest drive will earn each member of his team $100,000. If a player gets a hole-in-one, then each member will win a designated prize, which includes Cadillac Escalades, Air Nautique Boats, Cartier Jewelry and Panasonic Home Theaters.
The teams are as follows:
Lake Nona
Ernie Els ' Captain
Retief Goosen
Chris DiMarco
Ian Poulter
Justin Rose
Henrik Stenson
Ben Curtis
Trevor Immelman
Graeme McDowell
Mark McNulty
Mark O'Meara - Captain
Tiger Woods
Stuart Appleby
Robert Allenby
Charles Howell III
John Cook
Craig Parry
Lee Janzen
Scott Hoch
Nick O'Hern
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    Watch: Bubba casually hits flop shot over caddie's head

    By Grill Room TeamMarch 22, 2018, 9:20 pm

    We've seen this go wrong. Really wrong.

    But when your end-of-year bonus is a couple of brand new vehicles, you're expected to go above and beyond every now and then.

    One of those times came early Thursday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, where Bubba Watson’s caddie Ted Scott let his boss hit a flop shot over his head.

    It wasn’t quite Phil Mickelson over Dave Pelz, but the again, nothing is.

    And the unique warm-up session paid off, as Watson went on to defeat Marc Leishman 3 and 2 to move to 2-0-0 in group play.

    Hey, whatever works.

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    Spieth explains why he won't play in a 'dome'

    By Rex HoggardMarch 22, 2018, 9:01 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas – No one at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was as excited about Thursday’s forecast as Jordan Spieth.

    Winds blew across Austin Country Club to 20 mph, which is typical for this time of year in Texas, and Spieth put in a typical performance, beating HaoTong Li, 4 and 2, to remain undefeated entering the final day of pool play.

    The windy conditions were exactly what Spieth, who never trailed in his match, wanted. In fact, demanding conditions factor into how he sets his schedule.

    “I have, and will continue to schedule tournaments away from a dome, because it's just unusual for me. I like having the feel aspect,” said Spieth, who attended the University of Texas and played Austin Country Club in college. “Places with no wind, where it's just driving range shots, it's just never been something I've been used to. So I don't really know what to do on them.”

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    Spieth used the CareerBuilder Challenge as an example. The Coachella Valley event rarely has windy conditions, and as a result he’s never played the tournament.

    “I played in a dome in Phoenix, and I didn't strike the ball well there. Actually I've had quite a few this year, where we didn't have very windy conditions,” said Spieth, who will face Patrick Reed in his final pool play match on Friday. “I don't go to Palm Springs, never have, because of that. Look at where you can take weeks off and if they match up with places that potentially aren't the best for me, then it works out.”

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    Curry jokes about Romo's 77: 'Got him by a stroke'

    By Grill Room TeamMarch 22, 2018, 8:40 pm

    This just in ... professional athletes are competitive. Even when they're playing their secondary sport.

    Playing in the Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption Thursday, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo started hot with an even-par 36 on his opening nine holes, but faded down the stretch to open with a 5-over 77.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Ron Kroichick, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry couldn't help but crack a smile when informed of the score, saying, "I got him by a stroke."

    Curry was referencing his brief foray into pro golf last August, when he shot back-to-back 4-over 74s at the Web.com's Ellie Mae Classic.

    So just in case Romo needed another reason to go low tomorrow when he tees off at 1 p.m. in the second round, he's got one.

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    Group standings at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

    By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 22, 2018, 7:20 pm

    Here are the group standings for pool play at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas. The player with the most points in each pool advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 in Austin, Texas. Click here for scoring and click here for the bracket.

    Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
    (1) D. Johnson: 0-2-0 (2) J. Thomas: 1-0-0 (3) J. Rahm: 0-1-1 (4) J. Spieth: 2-0-0
    (32) K. Kisner: 0-0-1 (21) F. Molinari: 1-0-0 (28) K. Aphibarnrat: 2-0-0 (19) P. Reed: 2-0-0
    (38) A. Hadwin: 1-0-1
    (48) P. Kizzire: 0-1-0 (43) C. Reavie: 1-1-0 (34) H. Li: 0-2-0
    (52) B. Wiesberger: 1-0-0
    (60) L. List: 0-1-0 (63) K. Bradley: 0-1-1 (49) C. Schwartzel: 0-2-0
    Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
    (5) H. Matsuyama: 1-0-0 (6) R. McIlroy: 1-1-0 (7) S. Garcia: 1-0-0 (8) J. Day: 1-0-0
    (30) P. Cantlay: 0-1-0
    (18) B. Harman: 0-0-1 (20) X. Schauffele: 1-0-0 (25) L. Oosthuizen: 1-0-0
    (46) C. Smith: 1-0-0 (44) J. Vegas: 0-1-1 (41) D. Frittelli: 0-1-0 (42) J. Dufner: 0-1-0
    (53) Y. Miyazato: 0-1-0 (51) P. Uihlein: 1-0-0 (62) S. Sharma: 0-1-0 (56) J. Hahn: 0-1-0
    Group 9 Group 10 Group 11 Group 12
    (9) T. Fleetwood: 1-1-0 (10) P. Casey: 2-0-0 (11) M. Leishman: 0-2-0 (12) T. Hatton: 1-0-0
    (26) D. Berger: 0-2-0 (31) M. Fitzpatrick: 0-1-0 (23) B. Grace: 1-1-0 (22) C. Hoffman: 0-1-0
    (33) K. Chappell: 1-1-0 (45) K. Stanley: 1-1-0 (35) B. Watson: 2-0-0 (36) B. Steele: 1-0-0
    (58) I. Poulter: 2-0-0 (51) R. Henley: 0-1-0 (64) J. Suri: 1-1-0 (55) A. Levy: 0-1-0
    Group 13 Group 14 Group 15 Group 16
    (13) A. Noren: 2-0-0 (14) P. Mickelson: 1-1-0 (15) P. Perez: 0-0-1 (16) M. Kuchar: 1-0-1
    (29) T. Finau: 2-0-0 (17) R. Cabrera Bello: 1-1-0 (24) G. Woodland: 0-0-1 (27) R. Fisher: 1-1-0
    (39) T. Pieters: 0-2-0 (40) S. Kodaira: 0-2-0 (37) W. Simpson: 0-0-1 (47) Y. Ikeda: 1-1-0
    (61) K. Na: 0-2-0 (59) C. Howell III: 2-0-0 (50) S.W. Kim: 0-0-1 (54) Z. Johnson: 0-1-1