Golf returns; Tiger is back

The WGC Accenture Match Play Championship has been my favorite non-major PGA Tour event for years. In my opinion, this is how golf should be. The head-to-head competition found at the Match Play is unparalleled by any other TOUR event unless you count the few post-72 hole playoffs that occur throughout the year. 

The biggest story, of course, was the return of Tiger Woods. The PGA Tour, in its dedication to impartial and objective reporting, set up this temporary blog to track Tiger throughout the weekend. 

Tiger returned to the game to face the tournament's 64th seed: Brendan Jones. Who is he? Don't ask Tiger. Surprisingly, the unknown Australian was able to hang in the match through the front nine. 

As with any great bracket-style tournament, there were certainly upsets. Matthew Goggin, a 14 seed, took down a three seed in Kenny Perry 2 and 1. 

Paul Casey narrowly outlasted Australian superstar Aaron Baddeley by winning 1 up. Colombia's Camilo Villegas, as expected, slammed Rod Pampling 7 and 6 in the first round. 

Perhaps the most exciting match other than Tiger's return was the close round between Phil Mickelson and Angel Cabreras. In the end, a 19th hole birdie by Mickelson was enough to save the second seeded superstar. 

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