While WGC-Dell Match Play puts up the best a stern test only 2 weeks before the Masters, Puerto Rico Open concentrates more on giving hope.
The event that had long been played opposite WGC Cadillac Championship, now sees this against the 2nd WGC upshot of the year. And when its participants might not have a lot of household names, this year Puerto Rico boasts a duo of former Ryder Cup mates in Luke Donald and Ian Poulter, each looking for answers.
In 2010, Ian won the match-play event, and this notes the very first time he is missing the event since the year 2003. The Brit was 1st alternate and had stayed at home in Orlando in the expectations of someone drawing back from 64 man field, but he headed for Isle of Enchantment when it was very clear that would not take place.
On Wednesday, Ian told that obviously the decision to come here was an easy one. The obvious choice for him at this point of time is to keep playing golf. Weeks off does not do him any good. Looking at his numbers, he has just been hitting a couple of poor shots per round, but those poor shots have been very damaging.
While Ian is excuse into Masters pack by virtue of his T-6 end there previous year, Luke would sit out the first major of the season for the very first time since the year 2004. Donald told that obviously he would love to be playing in the Match Play this week, but he has not played well enough the past couple seasons to earn his spot there.