What it would look like if World Cup was played with golfers
Adam Scott and Justin Rose in the same group? How about Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker? The World Cup with golfers would be awesome.
Save your comments, I know there's a World Cup of Golf. What I want to know is what the actual World Cup would look like if you substituted golfers into the 32 slots.
Today's idea comes from Scott Leightman and it's brilliant.
He took the FIFA ranking of each World Cup team and swapped it for the correlating golfer at that same ranking. Then he grouped them just like the World Cup groups that came out today.
Here's how it looks.
No. 10 --
No. 16 -- Zach Johnson (Croatia)
No. 20 -- Sergio Garcia (Mexico)
No. 51 -- Richard Sterne (Cameroon)
Pretty great group here. Maybe the most deathly of the groups of death with Day, Johnson, and Garcia.
No. 1 --
No. 9 -- Brandt Snedeker (Netherlands)
No. 15 -- Luke Donald (Chile)
No. 59 -- Chris Kirk (Australia)
Tiger and Snedeker advance here. Easily.
No. 4 --
No. 12 -- Graeme McDowell (Greece)
No. 17 -- Jim Furyk (Ivory Coast)
No. 48 -- Miguel Angel Jiminez (Japan)
Phenomenal group of personalities. If I had to cover one group, it would be this one.
No. 6 --
No. 31 -- Victor Dubuisson (Costa Rica)
No. 13 -- Ian Poulter (England)
No. 7 -- Matt Kuchar (Italy)
Kinda feels like Poulter and Kuchar would advance here. Poulter seems like he'd fare well in a World Cup. Crazy eyes and all.
No. 8 --
No. 23 -- Hideki Matsuyama (Ecuador)
No. 19 -- Charl Schwartzel (France)
No. 41 -- Rickie Fowler (Honduras)
Sneaky great group here. I have Matsuyama and Schwartzel advancing.
No. 3 --
No. 21 -- Webb Simpson (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
No. 45 -- Jimmy Walker (Iran)
No. 36 -- Gonzalo Fernandez -Castano (Nigeria)
Probably the least sexy of all groups.
No. 2 --
No. 5 -- Justin Rose (Portugal)
No. 24 -- Lee Westwood (Ghana)
No. 14 -- Dustin Johnson (USA)
Group of death, indeed.
No. 11 --
No. 26 -- Bubba Watson (Algeria)
No. 22 -- Jordan Spieth (Russia)
No. 54 -- Boo Weekley (Korea)
It made me smile to see that Boo was correlated to Korea. Spieth and Dufner advance here, easily.
This would be so much fun.
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