UPDATE:  And we have a winner. Kudos to J-Rose for not giving up after losing 4 consecutive holes. Final tally for round one? A shade over .500 at 17-15.
UPDATE:  16-15 with the Rose-Johnson match hanging in the balance. Of the first 15 holes in that match, only four were halved…oh, to be a gambler wagering on every hole in that match! I’d be in the E.R. by now.
UPDATE: Marathon match ended in my favor…thanks, Kuchar. to 14-11…storm clouds on horizon, however.
UPDATE:  Just bounced back with three consecutive wins, courtesy of Choi, Moore and Wilson, to 13-11.
UPDATE:  After starting the day 10-6, I have now lost 5 consecutive matches…uggh.

I meant to do this earlier, but got caught by the tail by the real world.  Here are my first round picks for the Match Play championship (13-11 as of 5:40 EST):

Jones:  Stenson, Kim, Choi, Moore, Mannasero, Schwartzel, Hoffman, Laird
Player:  Kaymer, Rose, Fujita, O’Hair, McIlroy, Scott, Palmer, Jimenez
Hogan:  Jones, Hanson, Kuchar, Oosthuizen, McDowell, Fisher, Poulter, Yang
Snead:  Woods, Ogilvy, Wilson, Haas, Casey, Kim, Overton, Holmes

Let’s see how I do against the venerable Mouth That Roars…We”ll keep you posted.