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Golf Barometer: Match Play Brackets Predictions

David Ferris

Ferris covers the PGA Tour for RotoWire. He is an award-winning sports writer and a veteran fantasy columnist. He also is a scratch golfer.

Making 63 match predictions on the eve of the Accenture Match Play Championships is the ultimate fool's errand. Forget March Madness - you'll see more upsets in this week's Match Madness.

But it's fun, isn't it? OK, load up the cart, let's do this thing.

Bobby Jones Bracket

Luke Donald over Ernie Els

Can't go against defending champ early, and Els isn't sharp at the moment.

Peter Hanson over Jason Dufner

Classy Swede over underrated homeboy.

Kyle Stanley over K.J. Choi

Nothing fazes K.J., but Stanley's grown from opening two months.

Brandt Snedeker over Retief Goosen

Goosen uses to be the iceman on the greens, but age is the great equalizer.

Adam Scott over Robert Rock

It will go at least 18 holes; Rock showed moxie staring down Tiger last month.

Bo Van Pelt over Mark Wilson.

Power guy over glue guy.

Jim Furyk over Dustin Johnson

DJ's short game is clearly a mess at the moment.

Thomas Bjorn over Francisco Molinari

Bjorn is a natural for this format; took down Tiger in opener last year.

Donald over Hanson
Snedeker over Stanley
Scott over Van Pelt
Bjorn over Furyk

Donald over Snedeker
Bjorn over Scott

Donald over Bjorn

Putter, experience, cool nerves are the difference.

Ben Hogan Bracket

Martin Kaymer over Greg Chalmers

Not a layup; Chalmers is a nasty draw for a 16 seed.

Rickie Fowler over David Toms

Toms hasn't played much, how sharp is he?

Matt Kuchar over Jonathan Byrd

Kuchar's game looked close in L.A.

Ben Crane over Bubba Watson

The tortoise takes down the hare.

Steve Stricker over Kevin Na

Stricker's smooth putting and Na's excitable nature turn this into a rout.

Aaron Baddeley over Louis Oosthuizen

When in doubt, go with the putter you trust.

Y.E. Yang over Graeme McDowell

A shame this is a first-round match; either can go deep.

Hunter Mahan over Zach Johnson

Two talents going in opposite directions.

Fowler over Kaymer
Crane over Kuchar
Stricker over Baddeley
Mahan over Yang

Fowler over Crane
Stricker over Mahan

Fowler over Stricker

Sometimes being young and fearless is the difference.

Sam Snead Bracket

Lee Westwood over Nicolas Colsaerts

Start the bus early.

Robert Karlsson over Fredrik Jacobson

Karlsson's stepped into the star class.

Nick Watney over Darren Clarke

Everyone loves Clarkey but this is too tall an order.

Tiger Woods over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Tiger isn't going deep but this should be easy win.

Matteo Manassero over Webb Simpson

Young Yank has to pay his dues.

Martin Laird over Alvaro Quiros

Don't call it an upset, Laird is favored.

Bill Haas over Ryo Ishikawa

After last week's onions in L.A., roll with hot putter.

Paul Lawrie over Justin Rose

The type of Euro match that's impossible to predict.

Karlsson over Westwood
Woods over Watney
Laird over Manassero
Haas over Lawrie

Karlsson over Woods
Haas over Laird

Haas over Karlsson

Welcome to the elite level, kid.

Gary Player Bracket

Rory McIlroy over George Coetzee

Rory might not see the 18th for a while

Anders Hansen over KT Kim

Game came a long way with WGC and major showings last year.

Sergio Garcia over M.A. Jimenez

Must-see TV; liked Garcia's body language last week.

Keegan Bradley over Geoff Ogilvy.

Baby-faced bomber with clutch putter.

Jason Day over R.C. Bello

I have no R.C. Bello nuggets for you.

John Senden over Simon Dyson.

Ultimate iron-man wins in extra holes.

Charl Schwartzel over Gary Woodland

Woodsy hasn't been sharp in early tune-ups.

Ian Poulter over Sang-moon Bae

A tricky draw for Poulter, but he has the nerve and putter to go deep again.

McIlroy over Hansen
Garcia over Bradley
Day over Senden
Poulter over Schwartzel

Garcia over McIlroy
Poulter over Day

Garcia over Poulter

Might be the match of the weekend.

Final Four

Garica over Haas
Fowler over Donald

Rickie Fowler

For one night, anyway, it's all possible.

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