MATCH PLAY: SEEN AND HEARD

2010-02-19T00:00:00Z MATCH PLAY: SEEN AND HEARD Arizona Daily Star
February 19, 2010 12:00 am

All for scrum

The Arizona Wildcats club rugby team is spending the week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship to help raise money for future tournaments.

In years past, players have directed cars in the parking lot. This year, however, they're also selling radios. Each comes equipped with the Sirius radio broadcast of the matches, as well as an AM and FM band. It clips onto the ear, and is $15 for one or $20 for two for fans about to take the course.

The team will use the money on trips - including one to Santa Barbara, Calif.

Rugby team member Jason Fass, 21, a junior from Sacramento, enjoyed the sunshine Thursday while selling radios.

"Guys are still helping park cars too," Fass said.

Quotable

"This week sort of starts out quite slow, but it gets very, very busy if you're here the rest of the week. And I would like to be here all week. So I'm saving the energy.

Paul Casey, after beating Mike Weir, 5 and 4

Free lesson

The Molinari brothers and Alvaro Quiros lost Wednesday, but didn't leave town.

Thursday afternoon, the three stood on the driving range, in full game apparel, driving and working on their games.

Edoardo Molinari - who allowed Stewart Cink to rally for a win in the first round - even got a free lesson out of it.

He and Pete Cowen, a world-renowned golf coach, worked on wedge shots.

Cowen walked Molinari through "The Ripple Effect," the coach's approach to making bunker shots.

Fewer than five fans at a time stopped by to eavesdrop for about 20 minutes, before the lesson ended.

Super saver

Want to go to next year's tournament for half-price?

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships has a deal for you.

Outside the gift shop, the tournament posted a sign boasting a sale for next year - $175 for two week-long tickets. The regular price is $400.

Fans must wait to buy the tickets. The deal is available from Monday through March 1 at www.worldgolfchampionships. com

Best dressed

Camilo Villegas. If last year's fashion lesson focused on the popularity of white belts among PGA players, this year's is a bit more colorful. For the second-straight day, we saw a golfer in red pants - Ian Poulter's were tartan plaid, too - and one in turquoise slacks. Camilo Villegas showed Thursday, however, that one need not be in Technicolor to look cool. The Medellin, Colombia, native wore a tailored black shirt with white piping and white pants. And how great is this? His sponsor, Colombian coffee, features Juan Valdez and his donkey on the shirt

Compiled by Patrick Finley and Callaway Teel

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