2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

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2012 WGC-Accenture
Match Play Championship
Tournament information
DatesFebruary 22–26, 2012
LocationMarana, Arizona
Course(s)Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
at Dove Mountain
(Saguaro, Tortolita nines)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
FormatMatch play – 18 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length7,849 yards (7,177 m)[1]
Field64 players
Prize fund$8,500,000
6,440,370
Winner's share$1,400,000
€1,060,767
Champion
United States Hunter Mahan
def. Rory McIlroy, 2&1
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Marana is located in the United States
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Location in Arizona

The 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament played February 22–26 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona, northwest of Tucson. It was the 14th WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of four World Golf Championships held in 2012.

Hunter Mahan won his first Match Play title and second WGC with a 2&1 victory over runner-up Rory McIlroy.[2] Defending champion Luke Donald lost in the first round, as did three other previous winners.

Format change[edit]

For 2012, the players were seeded based on the last Official World Golf Ranking prior to the tournament, instead of the previous weeks ranking that determined the field.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won Record Advanced to Finish
Steve Stricker  United States 2001 2–1 Third round T9
David Toms  United States 2005 1–1 Second round T17
Tiger Woods  United States 2003, 2004, 2008 1–1 Second round T17
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2000 0–1 First round T33
Luke Donald  England 2011 0–1 First round T33
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 2006, 2009 0–1 First round T33
Ian Poulter  England 2010 0–1 First round T33

2012 course layout[edit]

Course Saguaro Tortolita
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total [1]
Yards 460 574 208 393 536 185 486 576 476 3,894 493 659 219 583 449 343 247 482 480 3,955 7,849
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 72
  • The average elevation of the course was approximately 2,600 feet (790 m) above sea level.[3]
  • The championship utilized the Saguaro and Tortolita nines; the course rating was 77.1 and the slope was 147.[4]
  • The only yardage change from 2011 was the lengthening of the 11th hole, from 601 to 659 yards.

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 Ranking as of the February 12 ranking,[5] seeded according to the February 19 rankings.[6]

Two players ranked in the top 64 did not play in the event. Phil Mickelson (ranked #11) did not play due to a planned family vacation and was replaced by Ernie Els (#65). Paul Casey (#23) did not play due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by George Coetzee (#66).[7] In the first round, Els handily defeated defending champion Luke Donald 5&4 and Coetzee took Rory McIlroy to 18th hole, but fell at 2 down.

Bobby Jones bracket[edit]

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 24
Fourth round
February 25
            
1 England Luke Donald
16 South Africa Ernie Els 5&4
16 South Africa Ernie Els
9 Sweden Peter Hanson 5&4
8 United States Jason Dufner
9 Sweden Peter Hanson 2&1
9 Sweden Peter Hanson 5&3
5 United States Brandt Snedeker
5 United States Brandt Snedeker 21h
12 South Africa Retief Goosen
5 United States Brandt Snedeker 2&1
13 United States Kyle Stanley
4 South Korea K. J. Choi
13 United States Kyle Stanley 2&1
9 Sweden Peter Hanson
10 United States Mark Wilson 4&3
6 Denmark Thomas Bjørn
11 Italy Francesco Molinari 20h
11 Italy Francesco Molinari
3 United States Dustin Johnson 7&5
3 United States Dustin Johnson 20h
14 United States Jim Furyk
3 United States Dustin Johnson
10 United States Mark Wilson 4&3
7 United States Bo Van Pelt
10 United States Mark Wilson 3&2
10 United States Mark Wilson 3&2
15 England Robert Rock
2 Australia Adam Scott
15 England Robert Rock 1up

Ben Hogan bracket[edit]

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 24
Fourth round
February 25
            
1 Germany Martin Kaymer 4&2
16 Australia Greg Chalmers
1 Germany Martin Kaymer 2up
8 United States David Toms
8 United States David Toms 1up
9 United States Rickie Fowler
1 Germany Martin Kaymer
4 United States Matt Kuchar 4&3
5 United States Bubba Watson 3&2
12 United States Ben Crane
5 United States Bubba Watson
4 United States Matt Kuchar 3&2
4 United States Matt Kuchar 1up
13 United States Jonathan Byrd
4 United States Matt Kuchar
6 United States Hunter Mahan 6&5
6 United States Hunter Mahan 19h
11 United States Zach Johnson
6 United States Hunter Mahan 5&3
14 South Korea Y. E. Yang
3 Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell
14 South Korea Y. E. Yang 2&1
6 United States Hunter Mahan 4&3
2 United States Steve Stricker
7 South Africa Louis Oosthuizen 2&1
10 Australia Aaron Baddeley
7 South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
2 United States Steve Stricker 1up
2 United States Steve Stricker 2&1
15 United States Kevin Na

Gary Player bracket[edit]

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 24
Fourth round
February 25
            
1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 2up
16 South Africa George Coetzee
1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 3&2
9 Denmark Anders Hansen
8 South Korea Kim Kyung-tae
9 Denmark Anders Hansen 5&3
1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 3&1
13 Spain Miguel Á. Jiménez
5 United States Keegan Bradley 4&3
12 Australia Geoff Ogilvy
5 United States Keegan Bradley
13 Spain Miguel Á. Jiménez 2&1
4 Spain Sergio García
13 Spain Miguel Á. Jiménez 2&1
1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 3&2
11 South Korea Bae Sang-moon
6 England Ian Poulter
11 South Korea Bae Sang-moon 4&3
11 South Korea Bae Sang-moon 1up
3 South Africa Charl Schwartzel
3 South Africa Charl Schwartzel 4&2
14 United States Gary Woodland
11 South Korea Bae Sang-moon 1up
10 Australia John Senden
7 England Simon Dyson
10 Australia John Senden 4&3
10 Australia John Senden 6&5
2 Australia Jason Day
2 Australia Jason Day 19h
15 Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello

Sam Snead bracket[edit]

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 24
Fourth round
February 25
            
1 England Lee Westwood 3&1
16 Belgium Nicolas Colsaerts
1 England Lee Westwood 3&2
8 Sweden Robert Karlsson
8 Sweden Robert Karlsson 6&5
9 Sweden Fredrik Jacobson
1 England Lee Westwood 3&2
4 United States Nick Watney
5 United States Tiger Woods 1up
12 Spain G. F'dez-Castaño
5 United States Tiger Woods
4 United States Nick Watney 1up
4 United States Nick Watney 5&4
13 Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
1 England Lee Westwood 4&2
10 Scotland Martin Laird
6 England Justin Rose
11 Scotland Paul Lawrie 1up
11 Scotland Paul Lawrie 1up
14 Japan Ryo Ishikawa
3 United States Bill Haas
14 Japan Ryo Ishikawa 1up
11 Scotland Paul Lawrie
10 Scotland Martin Laird 3&1
7 Spain Álvaro Quirós
10 Scotland Martin Laird 1up
10 Scotland Martin Laird 2&1
15 Italy Matteo Manassero
2 United States Webb Simpson
15 Italy Matteo Manassero 3&2

Final Four[edit]

  Semi-finals
February 26
    Finals
February 26
                 
  10 United States Mark Wilson  
  6 United States Hunter Mahan 2&1    
      6 United States Hunter Mahan 2&1
      1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
  1 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 3&1    
  1 England Lee Westwood   Third place
 
10 United States Mark Wilson 1up
  1 England Lee Westwood

Breakdown by country[edit]

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Australia 6 2 1
 Belgium 1
 Denmark 2 1
 England 6 2 1 1 1
 Germany 1 1 1
 Italy 2 2
 Japan 1 1
 Northern Ireland 3 1 1 1 1 1
 Scotland 2 2 2 1
 South Africa 5 3
 South Korea 4 2 1 1
 Spain 5 1 1
 Sweden 3 2 1 1
 United States 23 12 7 3 2 1 1

Prize money and FedEx Cup points breakdown[edit]

Place Record Description US ($) Euro (€)[8] Points
1 6–0 Champion 1,400,000 1,060,767 550.00
2 5–1 Runner-up 850,000 644,037 315.00
3 5–1 Third place 600,000 454,614 200.00
4 4–2 Fourth place 490,000 371,268 140.00
T5 3–1 Losing quarter-finalists x 4 270,000 204,576 101.00
T9 2–1 Losing third round x 8 140,000 106,077 68.25
T17 1–1 Losing second round x 16 95,000 71,981 46.56
T33 0–1 Losing first round x 32 45,000 34,096 22.50
Total 8,500,000 6,440,370 3,620

($1.3198 = 1 Euro)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Program 2012 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship". pp. 32–57. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hunter Mahan wins Match Play title". ESPN. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Google Maps image". Google maps.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "The Residences Dove Mountain – scorecards". Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Official World Golf Ranking – February 12, 2012
  6. ^ Official World Golf Ranking – February 19, 2012
  7. ^ "Casey will not play WGC-Accenture due to injury". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "2012 WGC-AMPC - leaderboard". PGA European Tour. February 26, 2012.
  9. ^ FedEx Cup Points Page at pgatour.com Archived 2009-02-25 at the Wayback Machine – points for first four rounds determined from places 9th through 64th on WGC Chart

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°28′16″N 111°06′18″W / 32.471°N 111.105°W / 32.471; -111.105