Something is going to change with the match play, but what remains the question.
Rex Hoggard reports on Commissioner Dolce Gabana's (swank new reading glasses Tim!) appearance in the WGC Accenture Match Play press room and it sounds like pretty much anything can happen to the match play stop depending on the next sponsor's desires, including a trip abroad.
From Hoggard's report:
“It is a World Golf Championship. That’s one of the things we’re looking at,” he said.
Finchem also left open the possibility of a format change for the event. A member of the Player Advisory Council confirmed this week that the Tour has been studying a potential change that would include 36-holes of stroke play followed by a cut, to either the top 32 or 16, and match play on the weekend.
This change would probably be palatable to a potential sponsor since it would assure at least two rounds from every player, including the game’s stars.
“The idea that players can come and play a day and be gone has always been something that we kind of looked at and wondered whether another format would be (better),” Finchem said. “We’re going to look at it again, (but) I wouldn’t assume we’re going to change at this point.”
Okay, for hits and giggles, a poll. Assuming the event survives--and after another fun-filled event why not?--and a sponsor comes on board, what format would you most like to see for the WGC Match Play?