2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

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2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3–7 January 2001
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Course(s) Metropolitan Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,066
Field 64 players
Prize fund $5,000,000
Winner's share $1,000,000
Champion
United States Steve Stricker
def. Pierre Fulke 2&1

The 2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament that was played from 3–7 January 2001 at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was the third WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of three World Golf Championships events held in 2001.

Steve Stricker won his first and only World Golf Championships event at the match-play, by defeating Pierre Fulke 2&1 in the 36 hole final.

Brackets[edit]

The Championship was a single elimination match play event. The field consisted of the top 64 players available from the Official World Golf Rankings, seeded according to the rankings.[1] Because it was played in Australia and also because it was very early in the year a large number of players chose not compete. These were: Tiger Woods (ranked 1), David Duval (ranked 3), Phil Mickelson (ranked 4), Lee Westwood (ranked 5), Colin Montgomerie (ranked 6), Davis Love III (ranked 7), Jesper Parnevik (ranked 11), Darren Clarke (ranked 12), Nick Price (ranked 13), Jim Furyk (ranked 15), Sergio García (ranked 16), Thomas Bjørn (ranked 20), Mike Weir (ranked 21), Loren Roberts (ranked 22), Carlos Franco (ranked 25), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (ranked 27), Paul Azinger (ranked 30), Rocco Mediate (ranked 32), Notah Begay III (ranked 33), José María Olazábal (ranked 34), Jeff Maggert (ranked 37), Fred Couples (ranked 39), Eduardo Romero (ranked 40), Greg Norman (ranked 42), Scott Hoch (ranked 46), Ángel Cabrera (ranked 47), Mark Calcavecchia (ranked 48), Shingo Katayama (ranked 53), Masashi Ozaki (ranked 67), Andrew Magee (ranked 73), Mark O'Meara (ranked 74), Lee Janzen (ranked 82), Ian Woosnam (ranked 83), Rory Sabbatini (ranked 85), Frank Lickliter (ranked 87), Stephen Ames (ranked 94), J. P. Hayes (ranked 95), Jarmo Sandelin (ranked 96), Bill Glasson (ranked 97) and Steve Elkington (ranked 101). The lowest ranked player competing was Greg Kraft (ranked 104).[2]

Bobby Jones bracket[edit]

First round
3 January
Second round
4 January
Third round
5 January
Fourth round
6 January
                       
1 South Africa Ernie Els 3&2
16 United States Greg Kraft
1 South Africa Ernie Els 1up
8 Japan Hidemichi Tanaka
8 Japan Hidemichi Tanaka 19h
9 Germany Bernhard Langer
1 South Africa Ernie Els 19h
13 France Jean van de Velde
5 South Africa Retief Goosen 2&1
12 United States Steve Lowery
5 South Africa Retief Goosen
13 France Jean van de Velde 4&3
4 United States Duffy Waldorf
13 France Jean van de Velde 19h
1 South Africa Ernie Els 1up
15 United States Craig Stadler
6 Wales Phillip Price
11 Scotland Andrew Coltart 3&2
11 Scotland Andrew Coltart 3&2
3 United States David Toms
3 United States David Toms 1up
14 Japan Hirofumi Miyase
11 Scotland Andrew Coltart
15 United States Craig Stadler 19h
7 United States Dennis Paulson
10 Australia Craig Parry 21h
10 Australia Craig Parry
15 United States Craig Stadler 7&6
2 United States John Huston
15 United States Craig Stadler 4&2

Ben Hogan bracket[edit]

First round
3 January
Second round
4 January
Third round
5 January
Fourth round
6 January
                       
1 United States Tom Lehman 2&1
16 Australia Greg Chalmers
1 United States Tom Lehman 3&2
9 United States Jeff Sluman
8 Japan Joe Ozaki
9 United States Jeff Sluman 3&2
1 United States Tom Lehman
12 United States Brad Faxon 1up
5 Argentina José Cóceres
12 United States Brad Faxon 3&2
12 United States Brad Faxon 1up
4 United States Chris Perry
4 United States Chris Perry 1up
13 United States Jonathan Kaye
12 United States Brad Faxon
6 Sweden Pierre Fulke 19h
6 Sweden Pierre Fulke 5&4
11 United States Fred Funk
6 Sweden Pierre Fulke 20h
14 United States Glen Day
3 United States Kirk Triplett
14 United States Glen Day 3&1
6 Sweden Pierre Fulke 1up
2 New Zealand Michael Campbell
7 Japan Toshi Izawa 19h
10 United States Steve Pate
7 Japan Toshi Izawa
2 New Zealand Michael Campbell 5&4
2 New Zealand Michael Campbell 4&3
15 Sweden Mathias Grönberg

Gary Player bracket[edit]

First round
3 January
Second round
4 January
Third round
5 January
Fourth round
6 January
                       
1 United States Hal Sutton
16 Australia Nick O'Hern 21h
16 Australia Nick O'Hern 5&3
9 United States Tim Herron
8 United States Franklin Langham
9 United States Tim Herron 2&1
16 Australia Nick O'Hern 5&4
6 United States Dudley Hart
5 United States Dudley Hart 6&5
12 United States Skip Kendall
5 United States Dudley Hart 5&4
4 Australia Robert Allenby
4 Australia Robert Allenby 2&1
13 Japan Nobuhito Sato
16 Australia Nick O'Hern
14 United States Steve Stricker 20h
6 United States Scott Verplank 19h
11 United States Brent Geiberger
6 United States Scott Verplank
14 United States Steve Stricker 3&2
3 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
14 United States Steve Stricker 2&1
14 United States Steve Stricker 6&5
2 United States Justin Leonard
7 Scotland Gary Orr 2&1
10 Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
7 Scotland Gary Orr
2 United States Justin Leonard 20h
2 United States Justin Leonard 6&5
15 Sweden Patrik Sjöland

Sam Snead bracket[edit]

First round
3 January
Second round
4 January
Third round
5 January
Fourth round
6 January
                       
1 Fiji Vijay Singh 4&2
16 United States Kevin Sutherland
1 Fiji Vijay Singh
8 Japan Toru Taniguchi 1up
8 Japan Toru Taniguchi 3&2
9 United States Bob Estes
8 Japan Toru Taniguchi 2&1
4 Australia Stuart Appleby
5 United States Steve Flesch
12 Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson 5&4
12 Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson
4 Australia Stuart Appleby 4&3
4 Australia Stuart Appleby 1up
13 United States Kenny Perry
8 Japan Toru Taniguchi 2&1
6 Japan Shigeki Maruyama
6 Japan Shigeki Maruyama 2&1
11 United States Scott Dunlap
6 Japan Shigeki Maruyama 22h
3 United States Bob May
3 United States Bob May 2&1
14 United States Tom Scherrer
6 Japan Shigeki Maruyama 4&3
15 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
7 Scotland Paul Lawrie 5&4
10 United States Chris DiMarco
7 Scotland Paul Lawrie
15 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 5&4
2 United States Stewart Cink
15 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 1up

Final Four[edit]

  Semi-finals
6 January
    Finals
7 January
                 
  1  South Africa Ernie Els  
  6  Sweden Pierre Fulke 2&1    
      6  Sweden Pierre Fulke
      14  United States Steve Stricker 2&1
  14  United States Steve Stricker 2&1    
  8  Japan Toru Taniguchi   Third place
 
1  South Africa Ernie Els
  8  Japan Toru Taniguchi 4&3

Breakdown by country[edit]

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Argentina 1
 Australia 5 4 2 1
 Fiji 1 1
 France 1 1 1
 Germany 1
 Ireland 2
 Japan 7 4 2 2 1
 New Zealand 1 1 1
 Scotland 3 3 1
 South Africa 2 2 1 1 1
 Sweden 4 2 1 1 1 1
 United States 34 13 6 3 1 1 1
 Wales 1
 Zimbabwe 1 1 1

Prize money breakdown[edit]

Place US ($)[3] Euro (€)[4]
Champion 1,000,000 1,065,188
Runner-up 500,000 532,594
Third place 400,000 426,075
Fourth place 300,000 319,556
Losing quarter-finalists x 4 150,000 159,778
Losing third round x 8 75,000 79,889
Losing second round x 16 50,000 53,259
Losing first round x 32 25,000 26,629
Total $5,000,000 €5,325,949

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