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The kids are alright at Match Play

Updated: February 25, 2007, 12:16 PM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

MARANA, Ariz. -- Match play is golf's version of Latin -- it's a dead language. Even those who speak it fluently use it infrequently, leaving their talents atrophied and deteriorated from a lack of practice.

The world's best players compete in this format twice each year, three times tops, which puts them a few holes down against the greats of generations gone by. It takes quite a while to accumulate enough professional experience in match play for a consistent pattern of success even to ...

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