2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

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2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates February 21–25, 2007
Location Marana, Arizona
Course(s) The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain (South Course)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,466
Field 64 players
Prize fund $8,000,000
Winner's share $1,350,000
Champion
Sweden Henrik Stenson
def. Geoff Ogilvy 2 & 1

The 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament that was played from February 21–25, 2007 over the South Course at The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. It was the ninth WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of three World Golf Championships events held in 2007. It was the first time the championship was played at The Gallery, having previously been hosted by the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Henrik Stenson defeated defending champion Geoff Ogilvy 2 and 1 in the 36 hole final to claim his first World Golf Championships title. The total purse was $8,000,000 of which Stenson earned $1,350,000. He also became the first player from Continental Europe to win one of the individual World Golf Championships.

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] Number 60 Charl Schwartzel decided to play the South African PGA Championship on the Sunshine Tour in an effort to claim that Tour's Order of Merit (he was successful).[2] Number 65 J. J. Henry took Schwartzel's place in the field.

Bobby Jones bracket[edit]

First round
February 21
Second round
February 22
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 United States Tiger Woods 3&2
16 United States J. J. Henry
1 United States Tiger Woods 5&4
8 South Africa Tim Clark
8 South Africa Tim Clark 2&1
9 Australia Robert Allenby
1 United States Tiger Woods
4 Australia Nick O'Hern 20h
5 England David Howell
12 South Africa Rory Sabbatini 2up
12 South Africa Rory Sabbatini
4 Australia Nick O'Hern 2&1
4 Australia Nick O'Hern 4&3
13 United States Lucas Glover
4 Australia Nick O'Hern
3 Sweden Henrik Stenson 1up
6 South Korea K. J. Choi 2&1
11 Sweden Carl Pettersson
6 South Korea K. J. Choi
3 Sweden Henrik Stenson 2up
3 Sweden Henrik Stenson 1up
14 United States Zach Johnson
10 Australia Aaron Baddeley
3 Sweden Henrik Stenson 4&3
7 Japan Shingo Katayama
10 Australia Aaron Baddeley 1up
10 Australia Aaron Baddeley 1up
2 England Luke Donald
2 England Luke Donald 3&1
15 Spain Miguel Á. Jiménez

Ben Hogan bracket[edit]

First round
February 21
Second round Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 United States Phil Mickelson 1up
16 Australia Richard Green
1 United States Phil Mickelson
9 England Justin Rose 3&1
8 New Zealand Michael Campbell
9 England Justin Rose 6&5
9 England Justin Rose 3&2
12 United States Charles Howell III
5 Australia Stuart Appleby
12 United States Charles Howell III 4&3
12 United States Charles Howell III 4&3
4 Spain Sergio García
4 Spain Sergio García 19h
13 Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
9 England Justin Rose
3 South Africa Trevor Immelman 5&4
6 United States Chris DiMarco 4&3
11 United States Brett Wetterich
6 United States Chris DiMarco
3 South Africa Trevor Immelman 3&1
3 South Africa Trevor Immelman 6&5
14 Denmark Thomas Bjørn
3 South Africa Trevor Immelman 2&1
7 England Ian Poulter
7 England Ian Poulter 5&4
10 United States Bart Bryant
7 England Ian Poulter 3&1
15 Wales Bradley Dredge
2 South Africa Ernie Els
15 Wales Bradley Dredge 4&2

Gary Player bracket[edit]

First round
February 21
Second round
February 22
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 United States Jim Furyk 2&1
16 United States Brett Quigley
1 United States Jim Furyk
9 United States Chad Campbell 19h
8 Argentina Ángel Cabrera
9 United States Chad Campbell 2up
9 United States Chad Campbell 1up
5 United States David Toms
5 United States David Toms 6&4
12 United States Arron Oberholser
5 United States David Toms 3&2
13 United States Ben Crane
4 United States Davis Love III
13 United States Ben Crane 2&1
9 United States Chad Campbell 1up
10 Canada Stephen Ames
6 United States Stewart Cink 3&2
11 India Jeev Milkha Singh
6 United States Stewart Cink 1up
3 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
3 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 19h
14 England Lee Westwood
6 United States Stewart Cink
10 Canada Stephen Ames 3&1
7 Sweden Robert Karlsson
10 Canada Stephen Ames 8&7
10 Canada Stephen Ames 19h
2 Fiji Vijay Singh
2 Fiji Vijay Singh 4&3
15 United States John Rollins

Sam Snead bracket[edit]

First round
February 21
Second round
February 22
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 Australia Adam Scott
16 United States Shaun Micheel 21h
16 United States Shaun Micheel 1up
9 Australia Rod Pampling
8 South Korea Yang Yong-eun
9 Australia Rod Pampling 5&4
16 United States Shaun Micheel
4 England Paul Casey 2up
5 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 2&1
12 Sweden Johan Edfors
5 Scotland Colin Montgomerie
4 England Paul Casey 4&3
4 England Paul Casey 1up
13 Canada Mike Weir
4 England Paul Casey
3 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 5&4
6 Spain José M. Olazábal 19h
11 United States Paul Goydos
6 Spain José M. Olazábal
3 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 2&1
3 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 4&3
14 United States Steve Stricker
3 Australia Geoff Ogilvy 2&1
10 Sweden Niclas Fasth
7 United States Joe Durant
10 Sweden Niclas Fasth 1up
10 Sweden Niclas Fasth 1up
2 South Africa Retief Goosen
2 South Africa Retief Goosen 5&4
15 United States Scott Verplank

Final Four[edit]

  Semi-finals
February 24
    Finals
February 25
                 
  3  Sweden Henrik Stenson 3&2  
  3  South Africa Trevor Immelman    
      3  Sweden Henrik Stenson 2&1
      3  Australia Geoff Ogilvy
  9  United States Chad Campbell    
  3  Australia Geoff Ogilvy 3&2   Third place
 
3  South Africa Trevor Immelman 4&2
  9  United States Chad Campbell

Breakdown by country[edit]

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Argentina 1
 Australia 8 4 3 2 1 1
 Canada 2 1 1 1
 Denmark 1
 England 6 4 3 2
 Fiji 1 1
 India 1
 Ireland 1 1
 Japan 1
 New Zealand 1
 Northern Ireland 1
 Scotland 1 1
 South Africa 5 4 1 1 1
 South Korea 2 1
 Spain 3 2
 Sweden 5 2 2 1 1 1 1
 United States 23 10 6 1 1
 Wales 1 1

Prize money breakdown[edit]

Place US ($) Euro (€)
Champion 1,350,000 1,027,631.14
Runner-up 800,000 608,966.60
Third place 575,000 437,694.74
Fourth place 475,000 361,573.92
Losing quarter-finalists x 4 260,000 197,914.15
Losing third round x 8 130,000 98,957.07
Losing second round x 16 90,000 68,508.74
Losing first round x 32 40,000 30,448.33
Total $8,000,000 €6,089,666

($1.31370095 = €1)

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