This past Saturday I travelled to Billings for my annual match play with 5Wood. My streak of 5 consectutive wins was on the line and I've been playing pretty well lately. I made the turn with a one hole lead but through a series of misfortune on the back (three straight holes with a ball in the water) 5Wood was able to take a 2 hole lead with 2 to play. I won the 17th to make it 1 up in his favor. If I win the 18th the trophy stays with me. 5 played an OK tee shot and hit the green about 40 feet short of the pin. I missed left and gave myself nothing to work with. I managed to save a bogey but 5Wood made his bogey as well thus winning the match 1-up. As The Prodigy said, "great rivalries require that the other side wins every so often or it's not a rivalry." It was a great match and the best we have both played since the "Match for the Cap" was started.
Well played 5Wood. I did say I wasn't going to mention anything on the blog if I lost but that would be sour grapes after the round you played. It was fun and I'm looking forward to next year. When the cap returns to its rightful place in my closet.