February 25, 2009 4:16 PM
Woods wins first round Accenture match
Give Brendan Jones credit for having the nerve to wear white pants while playing against the world's best professional golfer, Tiger Woods.
Woods, under intense scrutiny in his return from an eight-month injury layoff, beat Jones 3-and-2 in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship held this week near Tucson, Arizona. Woods started the round in a heated rush, winning the first two holes with a birdie and eagle, respectively.
Jones never gave a serious challenge and was behind four strokes with five holes left in the match.
Getting through the first match had to be tough, even for the mentally-hardened Woods. Testing his surgically-repaired left knee for 18 more holes -- on one night's rest against a better opponent -- should make for an interesting day of golf on Thursday.