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WGC Match Play Returning To Dove Mountain

For Immediate Release...and joy for the players who love the course so much that they rated it the second worst on the PGA Tour.

World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship to be staged at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in 2013

Venue will host first World Golf Championships of the season for fifth consecutive year

MARANA, Ariz. (May 16, 2012) - The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, today confirmed that the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship will return to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain for the 2013 event.  The Accenture Match Play Championship, which is the first in a series of four World Golf Championships, has been played in the Tucson area since 2007 and at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain since 2009.  The 2013 event will be held February 18-24 and will again feature the top 64 players in the world from the Official World Golf Ranking.  This year’s Accenture Match Play Championship was won by Hunter Mahan (USA) over Rory McIlroy (NIR) in February.

“We look forward to returning to Tucson next year for what promises to be another exciting Accenture Match Play Championship,” said Roxanne Taylor, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Accenture. “The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has been a great venue for world-class competition, and Tucson has been a terrific host city, particularly with the tremendous support from the Conquistadores.”
“We had an incredibly successful 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship, with great crowds, beautiful weather and tremendous support from the Tucson community,” said PGA TOUR Executive Vice President of Championship Management, David Pillsbury.  “We’re excited to continue the long-standing tradition of world-class golf in this marketplace at least through 2014, and we think The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an outstanding venue to host the Accenture Match Play Championship again next year.”

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Reader Comments (5)

They certainly are under no obligation to play in the event are they?
05.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterhawkie
05.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterViz
From what I've heard, the only reason they don't like the course is because the greens are too tricked out. The goal was to make it a good match play course and I guess Jack thought the best way to do that was to make greens so undulating and deceptive that the world's best players hate them. I would think the best way to make a course perfect for match play is to create very strategic risk/reward opportunities from tee to green, but I'm no Jack Nicklaus.

The free accommodations at the Ritz sure is a nice perk though!
05.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris from DE
I like watching match play on that course, and seeing the world's best miss 75 yard wide fairways and have to hit out of the desert, like the rest of us mortals.
05.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoey
The hotel is much better than the course.
05.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteven T.

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