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2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

The 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a professional golf tournament played from February 23–27 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona, northwest of Tucson. It was the 13th WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of four World Golf Championships held in 2011.

2011 WGC-Accenture
Match Play Championship
Tournament information
DatesFebruary 23–27, 2011
LocationMarana, Arizona
Course(s)Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
at Dove Mountain
(Saguaro, Tortolita nines)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
FormatMatch play - 18 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length7,791 yards (7,124 m)[1]
Field64 players
Prize fund$8,500,000
6,240,960
Winner's share$1,400,000
€1,027,923
Champion
England Luke Donald
def. Martin Kaymer, 3 & 2
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Marana is located in the United States
Marana
Marana
Location in the United States
Marana is located in Arizona
Marana
Marana
Location in Arizona

Luke Donald won his only WGC title with a 3 & 2 win in the final over runner-up Martin Kaymer.[2] Four previous winners lost in the first round, including defending champion Ian Poulter and three-time winner Tiger Woods.

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Format changeEdit

A change in the final round format was instituted for 2011; it was shortened from 36 holes to 18 holes, and the semi-finals were moved to Sunday morning from Saturday afternoon.[3] With snow forecasted for early Sunday, the quarterfinals and semifinals were played on Saturday and the finals and consolation match were played Sunday.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Geoff Ogilvy   Australia 2006, 2009 2–1 Third round T9
Ian Poulter   England 2010 0–1 First round T33
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 2007 0–1 First round T33
Steve Stricker   United States 2001 0–1 First round T33
Tiger Woods   United States 2003, 2004, 2008 0–1 First round T33

2011 course layoutEdit

Course Saguaro Tortolita
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total [1]
Yards 460 574 208 393 536 185 486 576 476 3,894 493 601 219 583 449 343 247 482 480 3,897 7,791
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 72

The average elevation of the Saguaro and Tortolita nines is approximately 2,600 feet (790 m) above sea level.[4]

BracketsEdit

The championship was a single elimination match play event. The field consisted of the top 64 players available from the Official World Golf Ranking as of the February 13 ranking,[5] seeded according to the rankings.[6]

All of the top 64 golfers were in the field initially. Toru Taniguchi (ranked #64) withdrew due to neck injury and was replaced by Henrik Stenson (#65).[7] Tim Clark (#22) withdrew due to an elbow injury and his place in the bracket was taken by J. B. Holmes (#66).[8]

Bobby Jones bracketEdit

First round
February 23
Second round
February 24
Third round
February 25
Fourth round
February 26
            
1   Lee Westwood 3&2
16   Henrik Stenson
1   Lee Westwood
8   Nick Watney 1up
8   Nick Watney 5&4
9   Anthony Kim
8   Nick Watney
12   Ryan Moore 19h
5   Francesco Molinari
12   Ryan Moore 3&1
12   Ryan Moore 5&4
13   K. J. Choi
4   Retief Goosen
13   K. J. Choi 1up
12   Ryan Moore
3   Luke Donald 5&4
6   Edoardo Molinari 3&2
11   Martin Laird
6   Edoardo Molinari
3   Luke Donald 2&1
3   Luke Donald 6&5
14   Charley Hoffman
3   Luke Donald 3&2
15   Matteo Manassero
7   Charl Schwartzel 20h
10   Ryo Ishikawa
7   Charl Schwartzel
15   Matteo Manassero 1up
2   Steve Stricker
15   Matteo Manassero 2&1

Ben Hogan bracketEdit

First round
February 23
Second round
February 24
Third round
February 25
Fourth round
February 26
            
1   Phil Mickelson 6&5
16   Brendan Jones
1   Phil Mickelson
8   Rickie Fowler 6&5
8   Rickie Fowler 1up
9   Peter Hanson
8   Rickie Fowler
4   Matt Kuchar 2&1
5   Louis Oosthuizen
12   Bo Van Pelt 2up
12   Bo Van Pelt
4   Matt Kuchar 3&2
4   Matt Kuchar 22h
13   Anders Hansen
4   Matt Kuchar 2&1
11   Y. E. Yang
6   Álvaro Quirós
11   Y. E. Yang 20h
11   Y. E. Yang 4&3
14   Stewart Cink
3   Ian Poulter
14   Stewart Cink 19h
11   Y. E. Yang 3&2
2   Graeme McDowell
7   Robert Allenby
10   Ross Fisher 4&3
10   Ross Fisher
2   Graeme McDowell 4&2
2   Graeme McDowell 4&3
15   Heath Slocum

Gary Player bracketEdit

First round
February 23
Second round
February 24
Third round
February 25
Fourth round
February 26
            
1   Martin Kaymer 7&6
16   Noh Seung-yul
1   Martin Kaymer 20h
9   Justin Rose
8   Zach Johnson
9   Justin Rose 2&1
1   Martin Kaymer 2&1
5   Hunter Mahan
5   Hunter Mahan 4&3
12   Sean O'Hair
5   Hunter Mahan 2up
4   Robert Karlsson
4   Robert Karlsson 5&3
13   Hiroyuki Fujita
1   Martin Kaymer 1up
6   Miguel Á. Jiménez
6   Miguel Á. Jiménez 2&1
11   Yuta Ikeda
6   Miguel Á. Jiménez 4&2
14   Ryan Palmer
3   Jim Furyk
14   Ryan Palmer 2up
6   Miguel Á. Jiménez 7&6
10   Ben Crane
7   Adam Scott
10   Ben Crane 4&2
10   Ben Crane 8&7
2   Rory McIlroy
2   Rory McIlroy 4&2
15   Jonathan Byrd

Sam Snead bracketEdit

First round
February 23
Second round
February 24
Third round
February 25
Fourth round
February 26
            
1   Tiger Woods
16   Thomas Bjørn 19h
16   Thomas Bjørn
8   Geoff Ogilvy 1up
8   Geoff Ogilvy 4&3
9   Pádraig Harrington
8   Geoff Ogilvy
5   Bubba Watson 6&4
5   Bubba Watson 3&2
12   Bill Haas
5   Bubba Watson 6&5
13   Mark Wilson
4   Dustin Johnson
13   Mark Wilson 19h
5   Bubba Watson 19h
6   J. B. Holmes
6   J. B. Holmes 4&2
11   Camilo Villegas
6   J. B. Holmes 1up
3   Ernie Els
3   Ernie Els 19h
14   Jeff Overton
6   J. B. Holmes 1up
10   Jason Day
7   Kim Kyung-tae
10   Jason Day 3&2
10   Jason Day 4&2
2   Paul Casey
2   Paul Casey 19h
15   Richard Green

Final FourEdit

  Semi-finals
February 26
    Finals
February 27
                 
  3   Luke Donald 6&5  
  4   Matt Kuchar    
      3   Luke Donald 3&2
      1   Martin Kaymer
  1   Martin Kaymer 1up    
  5   Bubba Watson   Third place
 
4   Matt Kuchar 2&1
  5   Bubba Watson

Breakdown by countryEdit

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
  Australia 6 2 2
  Colombia 1
  Denmark 2 1
  England 6 5 1 1 1 1 1
  Germany 1 1 1 1 1 1
  Ireland 1
  Italy 3 2 1
  Japan 3
  Northern Ireland 2 2 1
  South Africa 4 2
  South Korea 4 2 1 1
  Scotland 1
  Spain 2 1 1 1
  Sweden 3 1
  United States 25 13 8 4 2

Prize money and FedEx Cup points breakdownEdit

Place Record Description US ($) Euro (€) Points
1 6–0 Champion 1,400,000 1,027,923 550.00
2 5–1 Runner-up 850,000 624,096 315.00
3 5–1 Third place 600,000 440,538 200.00
4 4–2 Fourth place 490,000 359,773 140.00
T5 3–1 Losing quarter-finalists x 4 270,000 198,242 101.00
T9 2–1 Losing third round x 8 140,000 102,792 68.25
T17 1–1 Losing second round x 16 95,000 69,752 46.56
T33 0–1 Losing first round x 32 45,000 33,040 22.50
Total 8,500,000 6,240,960 3,620

($1.36197 = 1 Euro)

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Course map & yardages" (PDF). i.cdn.turner.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Garside, Kevin (February 28, 2011). "England's Luke Donald wins Accenture Match Play Championship as world No1 Martin Kaymer falls short". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on March 10, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Match Play finale to be contested in 18 holes, not 36, in 2011". December 2, 2010. Archived from the original on February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Golf Club at Dove Mountain". Google maps. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ The field and seedings were not adjusted to account for the February 20 ranking.
  6. ^ "Official World Golf Ranking – Week 7 – 13 February 2011" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Toru Taniguchi has neck injury". ESPN. Associated Press. February 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Tim Clark withdraws due to injury". ESPN. Associated Press. February 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Past Results – World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play – 2011". Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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