WGC Match Play: Rickie Fowler Faces Sergio Garcia
Posted at February 21, 2014
There's a classic Puma vs Adidas battle in round 3 of the WGC Accenture Match Play as Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia face off in Arizona!
If we thought there was a rare shock in Day One of the WGC Match Play championship, then Day Two was something exceptional as all four top seeds dropped out of the tournament. The field has now been whittled down to just 16 men and one of the match-ups of today - 21st of February, 2014 will certainly be Rickie Fowler up against Sergio Garcia. These two superstars are great friends off the golf course, but there will be an added element of competition in the tie as a Puma athlete faces off against an Adidas star, a historical rivalry which was born when the German Dassler brothers went their separate ways!
Puma was founded by Rudolf Dassler in 1924, whilst younger brother Adolf "Adi" Dassler created Adidas some years later after a family feud. It is common knowledge that both companies built factories directly across from one another and this brand rivalry certainly still exists with some intensity today!
On the golf course, we are sure to see a clash of the titans as Rickie Fowler aims to capitalise on the match play format, which compensates for his inconsistencies of late, whilst Sergio has also found form and will take confidence in that he is the top seed left in the competition at number five. We will undoubtedly also see a face-off in terms of style with Rickie brightening up the course on day two with his lime green Puma Golf outfit and Sergio Garcia also wearing fresh new Adidas clothing for Spring 2014.
Follow all of the action online with Golfposer online right here and watch to see who comes out on top - Rickie & Rudolf or Sergio & Adolf!