Match Play

  • Jason Day outlasts Dubuisson to win thrilling Match Play February 24, 2014

    Jason Day fended off a stunning fightback by Frenchman Victor Dubuisson to clinch the biggest title of his career with a one-up victory after 23 holes in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship final in Marana, Arizona on Sunday. A commanding three up lead after 12 holes on an afternoon of light...
  • Another stunning escape for McDowell at Match Play February 22, 2014

    Marana: Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out on Friday at the Match Play Championship. After two remarkable rallies to even reach the third round, McDowell missed a pair of 8foot putts to fall 2 down with two holes to play against Hunter Mahan, who had lost only four times...
  • Graeme McDowell makes another escape in Match Play February 21, 2014

    Marana: Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered on Thursday. Jordan Spieth made it look like child's play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult for Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, who lost...
  • Tiger Woods to skip Match Play Championship in Arizona February 7, 2014

    Jupiter: Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks. Woods announced on his website Thursday that he wasn't planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey...
  • McDowell beats Colsaerts for World Match Play semis May 19, 2013

    Kavarna, Bulgaria: Britain's Graeme McDowell and South African Branden Grace set up a mouthwatering showdown in the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship by winning on Saturday. World number eight McDowell, the highestranked player in the field, avenged his defeat in last year's final by easing past holder Nicolas Colsaerts...
  • Ian Poulter eliminated from World Match Play May 18, 2013

    Kavarna, Bulgaria: Ian Poulter was eliminated from the World Match Play Championship after losing another roundrobin match on Friday. Poulter lost to Thomas Aiken, 1 up, at the Thracian Cliffs course when he bogeyed the last hole after missing the fairway. "I have no excuses," Poulter said. "There is no excuse...
  • Kuchar downs Mahan to win WGC Match Play crown February 25, 2013

    Marana: Matt Kuchar derailed Hunter Mahan's bid to win back-to-back titles at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2&1 victory over his fellow American in the final on a wind-buffeted Sunday. Four up after nine holes on a chilly, sun-splashed afternoon at Dove Mountain, Kuchar fended off a Mahan...
  • Poulter, Mahan to meet in Match Play semi-final February 24, 2013

    Marana: The biggest names may be gone from the Match Play Championship but Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan - the best in match play over the last few years - are still alive. Poulter added to his reputation as a tough match play customer on Saturday when he beat Steve...
  • Donald stunned by Piercy in WGC-Accenture Match Play February 23, 2013

    Marana, Arizona: Former champion Luke Donald was the biggest name to fall in the second round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after being pummelled 7&6 by American Scott Piercy on Friday. The British world number three was totally outplayed by Piercy, who was effectively seven-under par on his ball...
  • Woods, McIlroy knocked out in first round at Match Play February 22, 2013

    Marana: The snow is gone from the Match Play Championship, and so are Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. In a stunning conclusion to what already is a bizarre week on Dove Mountain, Shane Lowry of Ireland made a 4foot par putt on the 18th hole to eliminate Rory McIlroy in...
  • Snow halts opening round at Match Play February 21, 2013

    Marana: Dove Mountain looked more like a winter wonderland than a golfing venue after driving snow forced play to be abandoned in the opening round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday. Just over threeandahalf hours of golf was possible on a bitterly cold and breezy morning before rain, sleet...
  • Bad weather gives Donald a Match Play boost February 20, 2013

    Marana, Arizona: Possible snow showers forecast for Wednesday's first round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship could be a good omen for Luke Donald, who says he would embrace such conditions in Arizona's high desert. Two years ago, Donald won the elite World Golf Championships (WGC) event with a 3&2 victory...
  • Mahan stops McIlroy to win Match Play February 27, 2012

    Marana: Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship on Sunday. Mahan won four holes in a fivehole stretch starting with a 9iron to 2 feet on the sixth hole, building a 4up lead through 10 holes. Even as McIlroy threw his best stuff...
  • McIlroy and Westwood to meet in Match Play semis November 16, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood set up a mouthwatering duel in the lastfour of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship when they each completed comfortable victories in Saturday's quarterfinals. Northern Ireland's world number two McIlroy never trailed before beating South Korean Bae Sangmoon 3&2, while thirdranked Westwood won 4&2...
  • McIlroy, Westwood reach Match Play C'ship QF November 16, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood moved closer to the Match Play Championship title, and the No.1 ranking that would come with it, by winning their matches Friday and reaching the quarterfinals. Westwood, who has led 48 of the 49 holes he has played this week, got a small measure...
  • Tiger exits Match Play as McIlroy progresses February 24, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Tiger Woods tumbled out of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship on Thursday after fellow Americans Hunter Mahan and Dustin Johnson had eased into the third round with commanding victories. Mahan became the first player to advance, crushing South Korean Yang Yongeun 5&3, and Johnson followed with a 7&5...
  • Els sends Donald packing at Match Play C'ship February 23, 2012

    Arizona: Tiger Woods had to play a lefthanded shot out of the desert. Retief Goosen holed out from 156 yards and didn't even win the hole. Dustin Johnson twice won a hole after taking a penalty drop. But the strangest sight of all Wednesday at the Match Play Championship didn't come...
  • Donald wins Match Play in record fashion March 2, 2011

    Marana: The Match Play Championship ended with what must have felt like a strange sensation for England's Luke Donald. He was posing on Sunday with a trophy on American soil. Donald spoiled Germany's Martin Kaymer's rise to No. 1 in the world by winning with a performance so dominant he never...
  • Jeev continues dream run February 19, 2010

    Tucson: Indian pro Jeev Milkha Singh continued his dream run in the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship, ousting twotime PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar to breeze into the third round of the USD 8.5 million elite golf tournament here. Jeev, who had upstaged threetime Major winner Padraig Harrington in his opening round,...
  • Match play format vs stroke play format: Golfers debate April 2, 2009

    When it comes to the high of beating an opponent, nothing beats the match play format. ...
  • Woods exit leaves Mickelson as highest seed February 27, 2009

    Marana (Arizona): A day after his hotly anticipated return to the PGA Tour Tiger Woods made a premature exit from the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship after being upset 4&2 by South African Tim Clark on Thursday. The top seed and defending champion, who had been sidelined by a knee injury after...
  • Tiger Woods wins but Harrington, Garcia exit February 26, 2009

    Marana: Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia fell by the wayside in Wednesday's opening round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship while Tiger Woods made a triumphant start on his PGA Tour return. Harrington, winner of three of the last six majors, lost by a hole to American Pat Perez and Spanish...
  • Tiger suffers shock first round loss September 15, 2006

    Virginia Water (England): US Ryder Cup team mates Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk suffered shock defeats in the first round of the World Match Play Championship on Thursday. World number one Woods, who arrived at Wentworth on the back of a remarkable run of five successive tournament wins, wielded a...