I apologize that I missed out on all the "fun" yesterday in this thread. I got caught up this morning- and wanted to throw in my 2 cents:
I agree with what Avatar Lee and Nivlac seem to be saying. Even if the first four holes are tied with great scores, somewhere during those four holes, the "inviter" has out driven his competitor and gets to watch his approach shot- or hits it slightly closer to the pin, and thus, gets to watch his opponent's first putt. I think it all equals out. I have no problem going first- in fact, I enjoy the challenge of putting my opponent under pressure (most of the time i fail to accomplish this).
Ultimately as Nivlac said, this is just for fun. I have no problem with tibbets turning down the invitation, because I have looked at the roster of tournament participants- it is a deep strong field! I think this tournament, more than the last one, will truly determine who is the best player on this website!
Good luck to all participants!
PS... to my first round opponent- i will be out of the country from Tuesday, January 13 @ 10:00am EST to Sunday, January 18 @ 10:00pm. I would love to play our first round match Monday, January 12 anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm EST. (If i do happen to win round 1, I will have to wait until Monday, Jan. 19th to complete my round 2 match) -Thanks!