Match Play: Sean Martin's semifinal predictions
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The final four are set for the WGC-Accenture Match Play, and our Sean Martin takes a crack at predicting who will advance to Sunday afternoon's championship match.
Hunter Mahan def. Ian Poulter, 1 up: What a match! Two past champions here. Mahan has just been too steady in this event. He's won 12 of his past 13 matches. Six of his past 10 matches here have ended at the 15th hole or earlier.
Matt Kuchar def. Jason Day, 3 and 2: Day was a bit erratic in his quarterfinal match with Graeme McDowell, while Matt Kuchar is Mr. Consistency, which explains why Kuchar has advanced to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past three years. Kuchar's solid ballstriking and strong putting are tough to beat.