#firstworldproblems, or refreshing honesty from a professional athlete? Talking about the group stage match play format at the WGC-Dell, Rory McIlroy had this to say about the fact that some players will play their third match without hope of making it to the elimination stage: “Knowing that you are playing a match that you might get 2 more FedEx points and $20,000 or whatever it is. It's tough. It's hard."
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Keegan Bradley earned a reputation as a strong match-play golfer at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Since then, however, he's been anything but, writes Shane Ryan.
The drawback of round-robin play at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is that 20 players will tee off on Friday with no chance to advance. Rory McIlroy says it's "tough," but he's not likely to get a lot of sympathy.
"With other golfers, it takes three to four good rounds to really create much movement in their odds in the majors, so there's no urgency to adjust," says golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman. But with Tiger, the money pours in in an entirely different way.