Accenture Match Play Championship—History

In its fifteen-year history, the Accenture Match Play Championship has generated many dramatic and captivating moments. Below is a list of the past Accenture Match Play Championship winners, and what we consider to be their key high-performance moments in the tournament:


2014 Winner - Jason Day The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S. 2014 Winner – Jason Day
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

Australian Jason Day defeated Frenchman Victor Dubuisson after an exciting 23-hole final at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.


2013 Winner – Matt Kuchar The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S. 2013 Winner – Matt Kuchar
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

Matt Kuchar of the United States won the 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2 and 1 final-match victory over the defending champion, Hunter Mahan, at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.


2012 Winner – Hunter Mahan, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S. 2012 Winner – Hunter Mahan
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

Hunter Mahan of the United States defeated Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, 2 and 1, with a stunning final round performance in the WGC tournament that was contested on the Jack Nicklaus designed course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain.


2011 Winner – Luke Donald, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S. 2011 Winner – Luke Donald
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

Englishman Luke Donald took the 2011 Accenture Match Play Championship with a 3 and 2 triumph over Germany’s Martin Kaymer at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. It was the first year the final was contested in an 18-hole format.


2010 Winner – Ian Poulter, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S. 2010 Winner – Ian Poulter
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

In the all-England title match of the 2010 Accenture Match Play Championship held just north of Tucson on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Ian Poulter defeated countryman Paul Casey 4 and 2 to become the first Englishman to win the Accenture event.


2009 Winner – Geoff Ogilvy, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.
2009 Winner – Geoff Ogilvy
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, U.S.


Geoff Ogilvy captured his second World Golf Championships (WGCs) – Accenture Match Play Championship, with a dominating 4 and 3 win over England’s Paul Casey in a 36-hole showdown at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Marana, Arizona on Sunday, March 1. The Aussie earned the $1.4 million first place prize and the prestigious Walter Hagen Cup, named after golf’s greatest match-play competitor.


2008 Winner – Tiger Woods, Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, South Course, Marana, Arizona, U.S.
2008 Winner – Tiger Woods
Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, South Course, Marana, Arizona, U.S.


In a spectacular display of match-play skill, the world’s No. 1 golfer, Tiger Woods, defeated Stewart Cink, 8 and 7, to win his third Accenture Match Play Championship at The Gallery Golf Club just north of Tucson. The 36-hole championship match was the largest margin of victory in a final in the 10-year history of the World Golf Championships event.


2007 Winner—Henrik Stenson, Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, South Course, Marana, Arizona, U.S.
2007 Winner—Henrik Stenson
Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, South Course, Marana, Arizona, U.S.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson unseated defending champion Geoff Ogilvy 2 & 1 to win the 2007 Accenture Match Play Championship, conducted at the South Course of the Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain, just outside Tucson. Both golfers never led by more than two holes during this hard-fought, head-to-head match.


2006 Winner—Geoff Ogilvy, La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2006 Winner—Geoff Ogilvy
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


In his first appearance at the Accenture Match Play Championship, Australian Geoff Ogilvy defeated Davis Love III of the United States 3 & 2 to win the $1.3 million first place prize purse. Despite battling back and forth with Love III for most of the match, Ogilvy did not need the full 36 holes to win the championship title. Rather, he clinched the match when he went eagle, birdie on the 29th and 30th hole.


2005 Winner—David Toms, La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2005 Winner—David Toms
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


David Toms captured his first World Golf Championships event by winning the 2005 Accenture Match Play Championship. On Friday of the tournament, Toms made seven birdies to oust Phil Mickelson in the third round, 4 & 2. He kept up his sparkling play defeating Australian Adam Scott, 2 & 1, and Englishman Ian Poulter, 3 & 2 during Saturday's quarter and semifinals rounds to reach the championship match. On the final day of competition, Toms competed head-to-head against his former college rival Chris DiMarco and came out the winner after 31 holes.


2004 Winner—Tiger Woods, La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2004 Winner—Tiger Woods
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


In a record-breaking performance, reigning champion Tiger Woods defeated Davis Love III to capture the 2004 Accenture Match Play Championship and become the first player in the six-year history of this World Golf Championships event to win it twice. After falling behind early, Woods rallied to go 3-up after 27 holes to close out Love 3 & 2 and reclaim the title he was defending. Woods won the first place $1.2 million prize, the largest purse in the history of the PGA TOUR.


2003 Winner—Tiger Woods, La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2003 Winner—Tiger Woods
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


The 2003 Accenture Match Play Championship saw the unmatchable Tiger Woods beat sixth-ranked David Toms 2 and 1. It marked the first time in the five-year history of the Accenture event that two top-10 ranked players squared off in the 36-hole championship match. By beating Toms, Woods also became the first player to win all four World Golf Championships. "It feels pretty cool," Woods said. He added that this was the most satisfying championship of the four, "because it was the most difficult, not only physically, but mentally."


2002 Winner—Kevin Sutherland, La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2002 Winner—Kevin Sutherland
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


The unpredictable nature of match play added significantly to the drama of the 2002 Accenture Match Play Championship. The Championship winner, Kevin Sutherland, had to get past 2001 British Open Championship, David Duval, 2001 PGA Champion, David Toms, and three other top-ranked players, including Ryder Cup member Jim Furyk, before defeating high school rival Scott McCarron in the 36-hole championship match.


2001 Winner—Steve Stricker, Metropolitan Golf Club, South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia
2001 Winner—Steve Stricker
Metropolitan Golf Club, South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia


The 2001 Accenture Match Play Championship featured the strongest field ever assembled for a golf tournament in Australia. When the final putt dropped on Sunday, American Steve Stricker stood triumphant, winner of the million dollar first-place prize and the coveted Walter Hagen Cup, named after one of golf's greatest match-play competitors.


2000 Winner—Darren Clarke, La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
2000 Winner—Darren Clarke
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


The second Accenture Match Play Championship was one of golf's premier events in 2000 as the top 64 players in the world competed for the title and the million dollar first-place prize money. After 33 holes of dramatic match-play competition against Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke defeated the number-one-seeded player 4 and 3.


1999 Winner—Jeff Maggert, La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.
1999 Winner—Jeff Maggert
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, U.S.


From Tiger Woods' explosive first drive, to Jeff Maggert's amazing 20-foot tournament-winning chip shot, the 1999 Accenture Match Play Championship introduced the world to its newest global golf event in dramatic fashion. After defeating six of the best golfers in the world in one-on-one match-play golf, Jeff Maggert, the 24th ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings, sank an improbable chip shot from just off the green to close out the first-ever Accenture Match Play Championship and claim his place in history.
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