February Madness! A Look at Some Possible Matches in The Accenture Match Play

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February Madness! A Look at Some Possible Matches in The Accenture Match Play
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Bracket fever! I'm in the grips of bracket fever!

A lot of people love betting on the brackets and I am one of them. I can't wait for some of the intriguing match-ups.

From what I understand, there is some other tournament that is going on in March. I remember reading about it somewhere, but I can't remember what's going on.

The "bracketology" I'm talking about is the Accenture Match Play and it starts this week.

Two of the divisions, the Jones and the Player divisions, don't seem to be too compelling. There are no matches, or even possible matches, between players who don't like each other or who have squared off before. The best we can hope for from the Jones division is that the brothers Molinari, Edoardo and Francesco, would end up playing each other for the right to play in the final four.

Of course that is not going to happen. Francesco would have to beat either Retief Goosen or K.J. Choi in the second round, and then would have to hope not to have to play world number one, Lee Westwood in the third round.

Edoardo would have to get by the likes of Luke Donald and Steve Stricker to make it to the division final. No small feat there, either.

The Player Division is no less lacking in star power. We could see a match between major winners Martin Kaymer and Zach Johnson in the second round. We could also get Ryder Cuppers Jim Furyk and Miguel Angel Jimenez playing in the same round.

But that's it.

The beauty divisions are the Hogan, with major winners Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Stewart Cink, and Y.E. Yang, and the Snead division which features Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, and Ernie Els, all multiple major winners.

Let's have a look at some of the interesting possible match ups we may see.

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