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Six Fixes For The Match Play

February 2014
With the WGC-Accenture Match Play in the final year of its current iteration, the event we all love has to get better going forward. The PGA Tour is to be commended for creating a match play event when everyone told them it was terrible for television, sponsors and players. Now too many great moments have occurred to just let it continue its descent into irrelevance. Going forward, these are ways to consider saving, and improving, an already fine tournament.
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Pick a match play venue. The West Coast offers some great potential courses suited to match play. You want to see the world's best play a great match, but nothing is more thrilling than a contest where a third element exists in the form of risk-reward holes. Which is why Sherwood Country Club, former longtime host to Tiger Woods' World Challenge, would make a perfect bookend to Riviera as a one-two Southern California punch. With an international airport not far away, players can get here more easily and once they do, find a back nine with three par 3s and three par 5s that have consistently provided thrilling finishes to Tiger's tournament. Oh, and Tiger likes the course, which never hurts. Or . . .
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