How Match Play Championship would have looked as stroke play

No matter how you look at it, Rickie Fowler was great this week. (Getty Images)
No matter how you look at it, Rickie Fowler was great this week. (Getty Images)

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Here's how the Match Play Championship would have looked for everyone who made the quarterfinals if we were counting strokes this week.

Four rounds (all the quarterfinalists) seemed like the fairest place to look since tournaments are normally four rounds long (not sure if you guys knew that or not).

It's a little bit of an unfair exercise (becuase guys fire at pins and go for broke more often than a normal tournament) but it's kind of fun to look at.

I didn't count ceded holes but did count extra holes. 

Louis Oosthuizen: 17 under
Jason Day: 16 under
Graeme McDowell: 15 under
Rickie Fowler: 13 under
Victor Dubuisson: 10 under
Jordan Spieth: 10 under
Jim Furyk: 9 under
Ernie Els: 4 over

So Louis Oosthuizen would have won through four rounds and my goodness, Ernie Els. And he advanced to the semifinals! 

It's good to see that that's an outlier, though. You don't want a bunch of guys firing 75s in your finals at the Match Play Championship. That sort of undercuts the event as a whole.

h/t Jamie Kennedy

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