2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

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2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates February 20–24, 2008
Location Marana, Arizona
Course(s) The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain (South Course)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,351
Field 64 players
Prize fund $8,000,000
Winner's share $1,350,000
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
def. Stewart Cink 8 & 7

The 2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament that was played from February 20–24, 2008 over the South Course at The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.[1] It was the tenth WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of three World Golf Championships held in 2008.

The purse remained at $8,000,000, one of the largest in golf. Tiger Woods won his third WGC Match Play title, and his 15th World Golf Championships event, by beating fellow American Stewart Cink 8 and 7 in the 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.[2] Brett Wetterich (ranked 45) pulled out of the event with a shoulder injury and was replaced by J. B. Holmes (ranked 65).

Bobby Jones bracket[edit]

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 United States Tiger Woods 1up
16 United States J. B. Holmes
1 United States Tiger Woods 3&2
9 United States Arron Oberholser
8 Canada Mike Weir
9 United States Arron Oberholser 3&1
1 United States Tiger Woods 20h
5 Australia Aaron Baddeley
5 Australia Aaron Baddeley 4&2
12 United States Mark Calcavecchia
5 Australia Aaron Baddeley
13 United States David Toms WD
4 United States Zach Johnson
13 United States David Toms 2&1
1 United States Tiger Woods 3&2
3 South Korea K. J. Choi
6 England Ian Poulter 2&1
11 Denmark Søren Hansen
6 England Ian Poulter
3 South Korea K. J. Choi 19h
3 South Korea K. J. Choi 3&2
14 Colombia Camilo Villegas
3 South Korea K. J. Choi 2up
7 England Paul Casey
7 England Paul Casey 2up
10 Sweden Robert Karlsson
7 England Paul Casey 2&1
15 Wales Bradley Dredge
2 South Africa Rory Sabbatini
15 Wales Bradley Dredge 4&3

Ben Hogan bracket[edit]

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 South Africa Ernie Els
16 United States Jonathan Byrd 6&5
16 United States Jonathan Byrd 6&4
9 Argentina Andrés Romero
8 South Africa Retief Goosen
9 Argentina Andrés Romero 2&1
16 United States Jonathan Byrd
4 Sweden Henrik Stenson 1up
5 South Africa Trevor Immelman 1up
12 Japan Shingo Katayama
5 South Africa Trevor Immelman
4 Sweden Henrik Stenson 25h
4 Sweden Henrik Stenson 1up
13 Australia Robert Allenby
4 Sweden Henrik Stenson 2up
10 United States Woody Austin
6 Germany Martin Kaymer
11 United States Boo Weekley 2&1
11 United States Boo Weekley 3&1
3 Spain Sergio García
3 Spain Sergio García 3&2
14 Australia John Senden
11 United States Boo Weekley
10 United States Woody Austin 3&2
7 Japan Toru Taniguchi
10 United States Woody Austin 6&5
10 United States Woody Austin 19h
2 Australia Adam Scott
2 Australia Adam Scott 2&1
15 Australia Brendan Jones

Gary Player bracket[edit]

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 United States Phil Mickelson 1up
16 United States Pat Perez
1 United States Phil Mickelson
8 Australia Stuart Appleby 2&1
8 Australia Stuart Appleby 3&2
9 South Africa Tim Clark
8 Australia Stuart Appleby
13 United States Justin Leonard 3&2
5 England Lee Westwood 2&1
12 United States Brandt Snedeker
5 England Lee Westwood
13 United States Justin Leonard 2&1
4 Australia Geoff Ogilvy
13 United States Justin Leonard 3&2
13 United States Justin Leonard 1up
3 Fiji Vijay Singh
6 Sweden Niclas Fasth 6&5
11 Australia Richard Green
6 Sweden Niclas Fasth
3 Fiji Vijay Singh 1up
3 Fiji Vijay Singh 19h
14 Sweden Peter Hanson
3 Fiji Vijay Singh 25h
15 Australia Rod Pampling
7 United States Scott Verplank
10 Australia Nick O'Hern 3&2
10 Australia Nick O'Hern
15 Australia Rod Pampling 5&4
2 England Justin Rose
15 Australia Rod Pampling 2&1

Sam Snead bracket[edit]

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 United States Steve Stricker 20h
16 Sweden Daniel Chopra
1 United States Steve Stricker 20h
9 United States Hunter Mahan
8 South Africa Richard Sterne
9 United States Hunter Mahan 4&3
1 United States Steve Stricker
4 Argentina Ángel Cabrera 4&3
5 England Luke Donald 2&1
12 England Nick Dougherty
5 England Luke Donald
4 Argentina Ángel Cabrera 2&1
4 Argentina Ángel Cabrera 3&2
13 Denmark Anders Hansen
4 Argentina Ángel Cabrera
6 United States Stewart Cink 3&2
6 United States Stewart Cink 4&3
11 Spain Miguel Á. Jiménez
6 United States Stewart Cink 2up
3 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
3 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 4&3
14 United States Jerry Kelly
6 United States Stewart Cink 4&2
15 Scotland Colin Montgomerie
7 Canada Stephen Ames
10 United States Charles Howell III 19h
10 United States Charles Howell III
15 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 1up
2 United States Jim Furyk
15 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 3&2

Final Four[edit]

  Semi-finals
February 23
    Finals
February 24
                 
  1  United States Tiger Woods 2up  
  4  Sweden Henrik Stenson    
      1  United States Tiger Woods 8&7
      6  United States Stewart Cink
  13  United States Justin Leonard    
  6  United States Stewart Cink 4&2   Third place
 
4  Sweden Henrik Stenson 3&2
  13  United States Justin Leonard

Championship match[edit]

Player/Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Tiger Woods 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 4 6 3 3 2 4 4 3
AS 1up 1up 1up 2up 2up 3up 4up 4up 4up 5up 4up 4up 4up 4up 3up 4up 4up 4up 5up 5up 5up 5up 6up 7up 8up 8up 7up 8up
Stewart Cink 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 2 5 5 4 4 3 4 6 4 4 3 4 3 4
AS 1dn 1dn 1dn 2dn 2dn 3dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 5dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 3dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 5dn 5dn 5dn 5dn 6dn 7dn 8dn 8dn 7dn 8dn

Yellow background for eagles.
Red background for birdies.
Blue background for bogeys.

Breakdown by country[edit]

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Argentina 2 2 1 1
 Australia 10 5 3
 Canada 2
 Colombia 1
 Denmark 2
 England 6 4 1
 Fiji 1 1 1 1
 Germany 1
 Ireland 1 1
 Japan 2
 Scotland 1 1 1
 South Africa 6 1
 South Korea 1 1 1 1
 Spain 2 1
 Sweden 5 2 1 1 1
 United States 20 12 7 4 3 2 1
 Wales 1 1

Prize money and FedEx Cup points breakdown[edit]

Place US ($) Euro (€) Points[3]
Champion 1,350,000 919,993.37 4,725
Runner-up 800,000 545,181.26 2,835
Third place 575,000 391,849.03 1,785
Fourth place 475,000 323,701.37 1,260
Losing quarter-finalists x 4 260,000 177,183.91 922
Losing third round x 8 130,000 88,591.95 587
Losing second round x 16 90,000 61,332.89 262
Losing first round x 32 40,000 27,259.06 86
Total $8,000,000 €5,451,812 26,250

($1.46740188 = 1 Euro)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGC Accenture Matchplay". European Tour. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ Official World Golf Ranking - 10 February 2008
  3. ^ "2008 PGA Tour Official Media Guide". PGA Tour. pp. 3–22. 
  4. ^ 2008 Accenture Match Play Final Earnings and Points - from the World Golf Championships official site
  5. ^ European Tour weekly - prize breakdown on second page

External links[edit]

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