February 22 2012
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
MARANA, Ariz. -- When qualifying ended 10 days ago for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, George Coetzee figured he would have to face defending champion Luke Donald. Coetzee, after all, was the last man in the field and Donald was guaranteed the top overall seed.
"I was kind of prepared to play against Luke," the South African said this week.
Coetzee, whose biggest win came last year at the Telkom PGA Championship on the Sunshine Tour, said he doesn't know much about McIlroy's game. That's because he's never seen the reigning U.S. Open champ play in person.
"It's tough to know how a guy plays when you watch him on TV," Coetzee said. "I'm sure he's a great golfer. And obviously I aspire to the things that that he's achieved in his golf.
"But I guess he's pretty solid in every part of his game. And hopefully on Wednesday, I'll be pretty solid in every part of mine."