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.
|Dates||February 23–27, 2011|
|Course(s)||Ritz-Carlton Golf Club|
at Dove Mountain
(Saguaro, Tortolita nines)
|Format||Match play - 18 holes|
|Length||7,791 yards (7,124 m)|
|def. Martin Kaymer, 3 & 2|
Luke Donald won his only WGC title with a 3 & 2 win in the final over runner-up Martin Kaymer. Four previous winners lost in the first round, including defending champion Ian Poulter and three-time winner Tiger Woods.
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. 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
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, seeded according to the rankings.
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). Tim Clark (#22) withdrew due to an elbow injury and his place in the bracket was taken by J. B. Holmes (#66).
Bobby Jones bracketEdit
|13||K. J. Choi|
|13||K. J. Choi||1up|
Ben Hogan bracketEdit
|12||Bo Van Pelt||2up|
|12||Bo Van Pelt|
|11||Y. E. Yang|
|11||Y. E. Yang||20h|
|11||Y. E. Yang||4&3|
|11||Y. E. Yang||3&2|
Gary Player bracketEdit
|6||Miguel Á. Jiménez|
|6||Miguel Á. Jiménez||2&1|
|6||Miguel Á. Jiménez||4&2|
|6||Miguel Á. Jiménez||7&6|
Sam Snead bracketEdit
|6||J. B. Holmes|
|6||J. B. Holmes||4&2|
|6||J. B. Holmes||1up|
|6||J. B. Holmes||1up|
|5||Bubba Watson||Third place|
Breakdown by countryEdit
Prize money and FedEx Cup points breakdownEdit
|Place||Record||Description||US ($)||Euro (€)||Points|
|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|
($1.36197 = 1 Euro)
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Course map & yardages" (PDF). i.cdn.turner.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- 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.
- "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.
- "The Golf Club at Dove Mountain". Google maps. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- The field and seedings were not adjusted to account for the February 20 ranking.
- "Official World Golf Ranking – Week 7 – 13 February 2011" (PDF).
- "Toru Taniguchi has neck injury". ESPN. Associated Press. February 19, 2011.
- "Tim Clark withdraws due to injury". ESPN. Associated Press. February 22, 2011.
- "Past Results – World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play – 2011". Retrieved September 11, 2018.