Pga Tour Expert Picks: Match Play Championship

The Match Play Championship is the only non-stroke play event of the season on the PGA Tour. It’s also one of four WGC (World Golf Championship) events on the season. Where is it? The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. Didn’t it snow there last year? It did, it was one of the more bizarre moments of the season . Rickie Fowler even instigated a snowball fight. When is it? February 19 – February 23, 2014 Wait, five days? Yep, we get bonus Wednesday golf this week in one of the sneaky great days on tour all year with 32 matches to kick off the tournament.

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PGA Tour victory hasn’t changed Jimmy Walker’s life

After starting 0-for-187 on the PGA Tour, he’s begun the 2013-14 wraparound season with wins in three of eight starts, joining Tiger Woods (eight times), Phil Mickelson and David Duval as the only players in the last 20 years to win three of eight tournaments to begin a season. He has a monster lead on the Tour’s money list and in the standings for the FedExCup and the Ryder Cup, and is now No. 24 in the official world golf rankings (13 months ago he was 117th). No, he isn’t about to change his down-to-earth ways. At 35, the perseverance he called on so many times when his game was on the wrong side of par isn’t going to vanish.

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