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The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships. It is a knockout event and is generally staged in late February. It is sponsored by Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm.

The Championship is a single-elimination match play event. The field consists of the top 64 players available from the Official World Golf Rankings, seeded according to the rankings.  Prize money is official on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour.

Since 2011, all matches have been over 18 holes with extra holes played until there is a winner. From 1999 to 2010 the final was played over 36 holes. The losers of the semi-final matches play an 18-hole consolation match for third place. The format is a five-day, six-match tournament starting on a Wednesday. For the first four days (Wednesday through Saturday) a single round of matches are played, with the semi-finals, third-place match and final played on the Sunday. When the final was over 36 holes, the quarter-finals and semi-finals were both played on Saturday.

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Winners:

 Year Champion Country Seed Rank Runner-up Seed Rank Score Winner’s
share ($)
Purse ($)
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2013 Matt Kuchar  United States 21 23 United States Hunter Mahan 23 25 2 & 1 1,500,000 8,750,000
2012 Hunter Mahan  United States 21 22 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 2 2 2 & 1 1,400,000 8,500,000
2011 Luke Donald  England 9 9 Germany Martin Kaymer 2 2 3 & 2 1,400,000 8,500,000
2010 Ian Poulter  England 9 11 England Paul Casey 6 8 4 & 2 1,400,000 8,500,000
2009 Geoff Ogilvy (2)  Australia 8 8 England Paul Casey 23 23 4 & 3 1,400,000 8,500,000
2008 Tiger Woods (3)  United States 1 1 United States Stewart Cink 22 22 8 & 7 1,350,000 8,000,000
2007 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 9 9 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 11 11 2 & 1 1,350,000 8,000,000
2006 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 52 54 United States Davis Love III 23 24 3 & 2 1,300,000 7,500,000
2005 David Toms  United States 14 15 United States Chris DiMarco 16 17 6 & 5 1,300,000 7,500,000
2004 Tiger Woods (2)  United States 1 1 United States Davis Love III 3 4 3 & 2 1,200,000 7,000,000
2003 Tiger Woods  United States 1 1 United States David Toms 6 7 2 & 1 1,050,000 6,000,000
2002 Kevin Sutherland  United States 62 64 United States Scott McCarron 45 47 1 up 1,000,000 5,500,000
2001 Steve Stricker  United States 55 90 Sweden Pierre Fulke 21 45 2 & 1 1,000,000 5,000,000
WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship
2000 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 19 19 United States Tiger Woods 1 1 4 & 3 1,000,000 5,000,000
1999 Jeff Maggert  United States 24 25 United States Andrew Magee 50 51 38 holes 1,000,000 5,000,000

Records:

  • Most times won tournament – 3, Tiger Woods (2003, 2004, 2008)
  • Most consecutive matches won – 13, Tiger Woods (2003–2005)
  • Biggest winning margin: Championship match – 8 & 7, Tiger Woods over Stewart Cink (2008) (36 holes)
  • Biggest winning margin: Other matches – 9 & 8, Tiger Woods over Stephen Ames (2006, 1st round)
  • Longest championship match – 38 holes, Jeff Maggert over Andrew Magee (1999)
  • Longest match (18 holes) – 26 holes, Scott Verplank over Lee Westwood (2006, 1st round), Mike Weir over Loren Roberts (2003, 1st round)

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