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Tim Clark To Face Some "Eldrick" Guy With A Bum Knee In 2nd Round Of Match Play Championship

February 26, 2009
Eldrick? What the hell kind of name is that? Pssh.

Should be an easy “W” for Timmy.

What?

Tiger?

That’s Tiger?!?

Oh, shit.

Yeah, hell of a draw for Tim in the Accenture Match Play Championship. As an eight seed, he defeated Retief Goosen in the first round to earn the dubious honor to face the PGA Tour’s messiah in Day Two of his return to the tour after missing a year rehabbing from knee surgery.

Uh, no pressure there, Tim. The good news: No one will be paying one lick of attention to you, so swing free. Also, you faced him in 2007 so you have a better idea than most about how Tiger performs in match play.

The bad news? Tim’s developed an knack of folding under pressure in the last few years. He holds the unfortunate distinction as the highest earning active pro never to have won on the tour, and has squandered final-day leads on at least a couple of occasions.

Everyone in the world expects Tim to get dispatched easily, so should he actually be in a position to win at the end, he would be toe-to-toe with the world’s most intimidating player. Imagine the most pressure-filled position you’ve ever been in and multiply it by 1,000.

So good luck tomorrow, Tim. Should you beat Tiger, the world will be your oyster for the next 24 hours.

That, or you’ll be the most hated man in golf for a day.

But hey, it’d be worth it.

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