2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates February 22–26, 2006
Location Carlsbad, California
Course(s) La Costa Resort and Spa
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,277
Field 64 players
Prize fund $7,500,000
Winner's share $1,300,000
Champion
Geoff Ogilvy
def. Davis Love III 3 & 2
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The 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament that was played from February 22–26, 2006 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. It was the eighth WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of four World Golf Championships events held in 2006. It was the final time the event would be hosted at La Costa.

Geoff Ogilvy, the 12th seed, won his first World Golf Championships event by defeating Davis Love III 3 and 2 in the 36 hole final. He set a record by playing a total of 129 holes during the tournament, the most by anyone in the eight-year history of the event, which included four consecutive overtime matches at the start of the week. The total prize fund for the championship was $7.5 million, of which Ogilvy's share was $1.3 million.

Tiger Woods set the record for largest victory margin with a 9 and 8 win over Stephen Ames in the first round. Some interpreted Woods' performance as payback for Ames' comments earlier in the week in which he told the Associated Press, "anything can happen, especially where he's hitting it."[1]

Brackets

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] Number 6 Sergio García[3] and number 28 Thomas Bjørn[4] did not play opening spots for number 65 Graeme McDowell and number 67 Stephen Ames (number 66 Craig Parry did not enter).

Bobby Jones bracket

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 Tiger Woods 9&8
16 Stephen Ames
1 Tiger Woods 1up
8 Robert Allenby
8 Robert Allenby 3&2
9 K.J Choi
1 Tiger Woods
5 Chad Campbell 1up
5 Chad Campbell 4&2
12 Tim Herron
5 Chad Campbell 1up
4 Henrik Stenson
4 Henrik Stenson 1up
13 Paul Casey
5 Chad Campbell
11 Tom Lehman 1up
6 Stuart Appleby
11 Tom Lehman 3&2
11 Tom Lehman 1up
3 Adam Scott
3 Adam Scott 2&1
14 Lucas Glover
11 Tom Lehman 4&3
2 David Toms
7 José M. Olazábal 3&2
10 Brandt Jobe
7 José M. Olazábal
2 David Toms 2&1
2 David Toms 19h
15 Ian Poulter

Ben Hogan bracket

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 Ernie Els
16 Bernhard Langer 1up
16 Bernhard Langer
9 Mike Weir 1up
8 Stewart Cink
9 Mike Weir 4&3
9 Mike Weir
13 Geoff Ogilvy 1up
5 Nick O'Hern 4&3
12 Fred Funk
5 Nick O'Hern
13 Geoff Ogilvy 21h
4 Michael Campbell
13 Geoff Ogilvy 1up
13 Geoff Ogilvy 19h
3 David Howell
6 Scott Verplank 26h
11 Lee Westwood
6 Scott Verplank
3 David Howell 3&2
3 David Howell 22h
14 Steve Elkington
2 Phil Mickelson
3 David Howell 3&1
7 Bart Bryant
10 John Daly 4&2
10 John Daly
2 Phil Mickelson 2&1
2 Phil Mickelson 2up
15 Charles Howell III

Gary Player bracket

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 Vijay Singh 5&4
16 Graeme McDowell
1 Vijay Singh 2&1
9 Miguel Á. Jiménez
8 Rory Sabbatini
9 Miguel Á. Jiménez 2&1
1 Vijay Singh
5 Pádraig Harrington 1up
5 Pádraig Harrington 4&2
12 Rod Pampling
5 Pádraig Harrington 1up
4 Ángel Cabrera
4 Ángel Cabrera 1up
13 Peter Lonard
5 Pádraig Harrington
6 Davis Love III 1up
6 Davis Love III 2&1
11 Mark Hensby
6 Davis Love III 1up
14 Carl Pettersson
3 Kenny Perry
14 Carl Pettersson 1up
6 Davis Love III 3&2
2 Chris DiMarco
7 Tim Clark
10 Arron Oberholser 1up
10 Arron Oberholser
2 Chris DiMarco 6&5
2 Chris DiMarco 2&1
15 Mark Calcavecchia

Sam Snead bracket

First round
February 22
Second round
February 23
Third round
February 23
Fourth round
February 24
                       
1 Retief Goosen 5&4
16 Paul Broadhurst
1 Retief Goosen 2&1
9 Ben Crane
8 Justin Leonard
9 Ben Crane 4&3
1 Retief Goosen 1up
4 Luke Donald
5 Darren Clarke 4&3
12 Shigeki Maruyama
12 Shigeki Maruyama
4 Luke Donald 4&3
4 Luke Donald 2&1
13 Richard Green
1 Retief Goosen
15 Zach Johnson 3&2
6 Paul McGinley
11 Shingo Katayama 2&1
11 Shingo Katayama 3&2
3 Colin Montgomerie
3 Colin Montgomerie 23h
14 Niclas Fasth
11 Shingo Katayama
15 Zach Johnson 4&3
7 Fred Couples
10 Sean O'Hair 1up
10 Sean O'Hair
15 Zach Johnson 1up
2 Jim Furyk
15 Zach Johnson 1up

Final Four

  Semi-finals
February 25
    Finals
February 26
                 
  11   Tom Lehman  
  13   Geoff Ogilvy 4&3    
      13   Geoff Ogilvy 3&2
      6   Davis Love III
  6   Davis Love III 4&2    
  15   Zach Johnson   Third place
 
11   Tom Lehman
  15   Zach Johnson 1up

Breakdown by country

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Argentina 1 1
 Australia 10 4 1 1 1 1 1
 Canada 2 1 1
 England 6 2 2 1
 Fiji 1 1 1
 Germany 1 1
 Ireland 2 1 1 1
 Japan 2 2 1
 New Zealand 1
 Northern Ireland 2
 Scotland 1 1
 South Africa 4 1 1 1
 South Korea 1
 Spain 2 2
 Sweden 3 2
 United States 25 13 8 4 3 1

Prize money breakdown

Place US ($) Euro (€)
Champion 1,300,000 1,091,886.46
Runner-up 750,000 629,934.49
Third place 560,000 470,351.09
Fourth place 450,000 377,960.70
Losing quarter-finalists x 4 240,000 201,579.04
Losing third round x 8 125,000 104,989.08
Losing second round x 16 85,000 71,392.58
Losing first round x 32 35,000 29,396.94
Total $7,500,000 €6,299,345

($1.1906 = €1)

References

  1. ^ .T.J. Auclair (2007-08-12). "Once again, disappointed Ames left in Woods' wake". The PGA Tour. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  2. ^ Official World Golf Rankings - February 12, 2006
  3. ^ Sergio Garcia to skip Match Play Championship
  4. ^ Stephen Ames draws Tiger in revised Match Play draw

External links

  • Bracket
  • ESPN Coverage