Short Stay for Moore at Match Play

ryan moore head 150Puyallup native Ryan Moore went away as quickly as the melting snow in the Arizona desert - His opening round match in the Accenture Match Play Championships was over when Jim Furyk made par on the 16th-hole - Furyk won the match 4 and 2 and will face Bubba Watson (2 and 1 winner over European Tour player Chris Wood) in today's 2nd round - There was no eloquent diatribe to explain the outcome - Moore just didn't play very well and Furyk was happy to step on the throat of his foundering prey - After shaking hands on the 16th green, Moore's scorecard saw him at +4 while Furyk sat at 3-under - I'd like to blame it on the freakish winter conditions that battered Arizona on Wednesday and was still 20 degrees colder than normal for the 1st round matches yesterday - However with Moore growing up playing the Classic Golf Course in Puyallup, I'd have given him the bad weather advantage - Dare I conclude that a Washington golfer has gotten weather soft since moving away? - It looked like it yesterday... Complete Bracket Results