Picks to Win Each Bracket:
Jones Bracket: Charl Schwartzel – In five events this year, Charl has five top-5 finishes. Don’t be surprised to see him go deep.
Hogan Bracket: Justin Rose – He’s been hot since the closing weeks of last season and during the Ryder Cup he really showed how much he can thrive in match play.
Player Bracket: Tiger Woods – In addition to winning this event three times, he’s the best match play golfer of all time. Enough said.
Snead Bracket: Ian Poulter – A guy that really feeds off of this type of competition, Poulter has had some close calls here in the past. Maybe this time he’ll get over the hump.
Who we’d Like to See Win Each Bracket:
Jones Bracket: Rory Mcilroy
Hogan Bracket: Keegan Bradley
Player Bracket: Tiger Woods
Snead Bracket: Adam Scott
Tiger vs. Rory in the finals. Tiger vs. Adam Scott (and his old caddy Steve Williams). Keegan vs. Rory. If these four make it to the semi-finals there is any number of intriguing matchups to watch.
Jones Bracket: Ricki Fowler – Ricki’s a fan favorite and he’s openly stated that he thrives on this type of competition. He’s got a great Walker Cup record and clearly knows how to succeed in this format.
Hogan Bracket: Matt Kuchar – When Matt is hot, he’s hot. If he has some success in early matches there’s no telling what kind of run he could go on.
Player Bracket: Jason Dufner – Dufner has just the type of personality that you need to outlast your opponents in this type of tournament. He’s cool, calm, collected and never seems to show the slightest sign of anxiety, even when he’s down.
Snead Bracket: Bo Van Pelt – A great ball striker and one of the most consistent players on tour, Bo has the type of steady game to play five days of good golf.
High Seeds Likely to Lose in Early Matches:
Jones Bracket: Rory Mcilroy – Rory has barely played at all this year. His natural ability is second to none when it comes to golf but don’t be surprised if it takes him a few events to get back into the swing of things.
Hogan Bracket: Louis Oosthuizen – When he’s on his game, Louis is among the best in the world but when he’s not, he can be pretty lost. It wouldn’t be too shocking if he gets taken down early on.
Player Bracket: Lee Westwood – Westwood has a very average match play track record. There’s no doubt that he is among the best players in the world but five grueling days of golf just doesn’t really fit his mold.
Snead Bracket: Steve Stricker – Stricker may still be scarred from last year’s Ryder Cup when he compiled an overall record of 0 – 4. If that’s still lingering around, he’s got no chance.