Four players in the WGC-Match Play field took part in the very first one in 1999: Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood. "I guess I'm probably the oldest of the four,'' said Furyk, who is 48. "Damn it.'' He then added: "I'm proud of the longevity that I've had, the consistency and the number of times I'e been invited to play this event.''
Tiger Woods gets Patrick Cantlay, Brandt Snedeker and Aaron Wise in his WGC-Match Play group.
Rory McIlroy the golfer and Rory McIlroy the person are two very different people. They're both comfortable in their own skins. The golf world should be a bit nervous about that.