Sunday, December 17

This Week: Matchplay Secrets of Tour Pros

I ran across some interesting material on matchplay at BBC Golf. It spotlighted several players and their approach, including their greatest matchplay successes.

Matchplay, of course, is where the lowest score on each hole wins. It's all about winning holes and tactics definitely matter. As amateurs, most of us have had a taste of matchplay, going mano a mano with an opponent.

But what's it like for the big boys? Are they nervous? Do they use gamesmanship? What's their strategy?

Following is the lineup:

Tuesday: Peter Alliss (unbeaten against Arnold Palmer in Ryder Cup)
Wednesday: Sandy Lyle (rallied from six down to defeat Nick Faldo)
Thursday: Gary Player (five-time World Match Play Champion)
Friday: Jim Gallagher (beat Seve Ballesteros in Ryder Cup singles as rookie)

Tee it up here tomorrow.

The Armchair Golfer

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