WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship

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WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Location San Francisco, California
(in 2015)
Established 1999, 15 years ago
Course(s) TPC Harding Park (in 2015)
Par 72
Length 7,086 yards (6,479 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Match play
Prize fund $9,250,000
Month played May
Tournament record score
Score 18-hole match:
9 & 8 Tiger Woods (2006)
Championship:
8 & 7 Tiger Woods (2008)
Current champion
Australia Jason Day
2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
TPCHarding Park is located in United States
TPCHarding Park
TPC
Harding Park
Location in the United States

The WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships, a match play knockout event. It was held in late February through 2014, and is scheduled for early May in 2015.

Format[edit]

The field consists of the top 64 players available from the Official World Golf Ranking, seeded according to the rankings. The purse for 2014 was $9.0 million, with a winner's share of $1.53 million and the Walter Hagen Cup. Prize money is official on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour.

From 1999 through 2014, it was a single-elimination event. Since 2011, all matches have been over 18 holes, with extra holes if necessary. Previously, the final match was played over 36 holes. The losers of the semi-final matches play an 18-hole consolation match for third place. The format was a five-day, six-match tournament starting on Wednesday. For the first four days (Wednesday through Saturday) a single round of matches were played, with the semi-finals, third-place match and final played on Sunday. When the final was 36 holes, the quarter-finals and semi-finals were both played on Saturday.

Beginning in 2015, the championship will start with pool play, with 16 groups of four players playing round-robin matches, Wednesday through Friday. The winners of each group will advance to a single-elimination bracket on the weekend, with the round of 16 and quarterfinals on Saturday, including live prime-time quarterfinals coverage on network television, and the semi-finals, finals, and consolation match on Sunday, with the finals reaching again into prime-time network television.[1]

Weather conditions caused schedule changes in 2005, 2011, and 2013. The start was delayed by a day in 2005, and the second and third rounds were played on the following day. In 2011, with the danger of bad weather on Sunday, the quarter-finals and semi-finals were both played on Saturday. Snow in 2013 delayed completion of the first round until Friday morning; the second round was played on Friday while the third and fourth rounds were both played on Saturday.

It is the successor event of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf, an unofficial match play event played from 1995 to 1998 with a field of 32. It was sponsored by Accenture, the world's largest consulting firm, through 2014. In September 2014, Cadillac was announced as the new title sponsor for 2015.[2]

Tournament hosts[edit]

From its inauguration in 1999 until 2006, the event was hosted every year by La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, except in 2001, when it was played in Australia at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Victoria. La Costa had previously hosted the Tournament of Champions for thirty years, from 1969 through 1998.

The championship relocated to Arizona in 2007 to Marana, a suburb northwest of Tucson. It was played at The Gallery Golf Club for two years, then moved to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in 2009, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The event is scheduled to return to California in 2015, to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, which hosted the WGC-American Express Championship in 2005.

Years Venue City
2015 TPC Harding Park[3] San Francisco, California
2009–14 The Golf Club at Dove Mountain Marana, Arizona
2007–08 The Gallery Golf Club Marana, Arizona
2002–06 La Costa Resort and Spa Carlsbad, California
2001 Metropolitan Golf Club Victoria, Australia
1999–2000 La Costa Resort and Spa Carlsbad, California

Television[edit]

The high-profile event has always received network television coverage in the United States on the weekend. ESPN covered the early rounds from 1999–2006, with the 2001 edition on tape-delay from Australia. Golf Channel has held the cable rights since 2007, which includes live coverage of Sunday morning's action, in addition to weekday rounds. Network coverage was provided by ABC Sports from 1999–2006, with NBC Sports picking up coverage since 2007, with the exception of Olympic years (2010 and 2014), where CBS Sports covered the event on weekends.[2]

Finalists[edit]

Year Champion Country Seed Rank Runner-up Seed Rank Score Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
2015 1,572,500 9,250,000
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2014 Jason Day  Australia 8 11 France Victor Dubuisson 27 30 23 holes 1,530,000 9,000,000
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

Seed – the player's seeding in the event.
Rank – the player's world ranking at the date the seedings were determined.
Numbers in parentheses in the table are the number of wins by the golfer.

Records[edit]

[4]

First round results:

Year Won by
higher seed
Won by
lower seed
2014 23 9
2013 17 15
2012 17 15
2011 19 13
2010 20 12
2009 19 13
2008 19 13
2007 21 11
2006 19 13
2005 19 13
2004 20 12
2003 19 13
2002 19 13
2001 20 12
2000 21 11
1999 14 18
Total 306 206

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°43′30″N 122°29′35″W / 37.725°N 122.493°W / 37.725; -122.493