2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates February 20–24, 2008
Location Marana, Arizona
Course(s) The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain (South Course)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,351
Field 64 players
Prize fund $8,000,000
Winner's share $1,350,000
Champion
Tiger Woods
def. Stewart Cink 8 & 7
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The 2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was a golf tournament that was played from February 20–24, 2008 over the South Course at The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.[1] It was the tenth WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the first of three World Golf Championships held in 2008.

The purse remained at $8,000,000, one of the largest in golf. Tiger Woods won his third WGC Match Play title, and his 15th World Golf Championships event, by beating fellow American Stewart Cink 8 and 7 in the final.

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] Brett Wetterich (ranked 45) pulled out of the event with a shoulder injury and was replaced by J. B. Holmes (ranked 65).

Bobby Jones bracket

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 Tiger Woods 1up
16 J. B. Holmes
1 Tiger Woods 3&2
9 Arron Oberholser
8 Mike Weir
9 Arron Oberholser 3&1
1 Tiger Woods 20h
5 Aaron Baddeley
5 Aaron Baddeley 4&2
12 Mark Calcavecchia
5 Aaron Baddeley
13 David Toms WD
4 Zach Johnson
13 David Toms 2&1
1 Tiger Woods 3&2
3 K. J. Choi
6 Ian Poulter 2&1
11 Søren Hansen
6 Ian Poulter
3 K. J. Choi 19h
3 K. J. Choi 3&2
14 Camilo Villegas
3 K. J. Choi 2up
7 Paul Casey
7 Paul Casey 2up
10 Robert Karlsson
7 Paul Casey 2&1
15 Bradley Dredge
2 Rory Sabbatini
15 Bradley Dredge 4&3

Ben Hogan bracket

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 Ernie Els
16 Jonathan Byrd 6&5
16 Jonathan Byrd 6&4
9 Andrés Romero
8 Retief Goosen
9 Andrés Romero 2&1
16 Jonathan Byrd
4 Henrik Stenson 1up
5 Trevor Immelman 1up
12 Shingo Katayama
5 Trevor Immelman
4 Henrik Stenson 25h
4 Henrik Stenson 1up
13 Robert Allenby
4 Henrik Stenson 2up
10 Woody Austin
6 Martin Kaymer
11 Boo Weekley 2&1
11 Boo Weekley 3&1
3 Sergio García
3 Sergio García 3&2
14 John Senden
11 Boo Weekley
10 Woody Austin 3&2
7 Toru Taniguchi
10 Woody Austin 6&5
10 Woody Austin 19h
2 Adam Scott
2 Adam Scott 2&1
15 Brendan Jones

Gary Player bracket

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 Phil Mickelson 1up
16 Pat Perez
1 Phil Mickelson
8 Stuart Appleby 2&1
8 Stuart Appleby 3&2
9 Tim Clark
8 Stuart Appleby
13 Justin Leonard 3&2
5 Lee Westwood 2&1
12 Brandt Snedeker
5 Lee Westwood
13 Justin Leonard 2&1
4 Geoff Ogilvy
13 Justin Leonard 3&2
13 Justin Leonard 1up
3 Vijay Singh
6 Niclas Fasth 6&5
11 Richard Green
6 Niclas Fasth
3 Vijay Singh 1up
3 Vijay Singh 19h
14 Peter Hanson
3 Vijay Singh 25h
15 Rod Pampling
7 Scott Verplank
10 Nick O'Hern 3&2
10 Nick O'Hern
15 Rod Pampling 5&4
2 Justin Rose
15 Rod Pampling 2&1

Sam Snead bracket

First round
February 20
Second round
February 21
Third round
February 22
Fourth round
February 23
                       
1 Steve Stricker 20h
16 Daniel Chopra
1 Steve Stricker 20h
9 Hunter Mahan
8 Richard Sterne
9 Hunter Mahan 4&3
1 Steve Stricker
4 Ángel Cabrera 4&3
5 Luke Donald 2&1
12 Nick Dougherty
5 Luke Donald
4 Ángel Cabrera 2&1
4 Ángel Cabrera 3&2
13 Anders Hansen
4 Ángel Cabrera
6 Stewart Cink 3&2
6 Stewart Cink 4&3
11 Miguel Á. Jiménez
6 Stewart Cink 2up
3 Pádraig Harrington
3 Pádraig Harrington 4&3
14 Jerry Kelly
6 Stewart Cink 4&2
15 Colin Montgomerie
7 Stephen Ames
10 Charles Howell III 19h
10 Charles Howell III
15 Colin Montgomerie 1up
2 Jim Furyk
15 Colin Montgomerie 3&2

Final Four

  Semi-finals
February 23
    Finals
February 24
                 
  1   Tiger Woods 2up  
  4   Henrik Stenson    
      1   Tiger Woods 8&7
      6   Stewart Cink
  13   Justin Leonard    
  6   Stewart Cink 4&2   Third place
 
4   Henrik Stenson 3&2
  13   Justin Leonard

Championship match

Player/Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Tiger Woods 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 3 4 6 3 3 2 4 4 3
AS 1up 1up 1up 2up 2up 3up 4up 4up 4up 5up 4up 4up 4up 4up 3up 4up 4up 4up 5up 5up 5up 5up 6up 7up 8up 8up 7up 8up
Stewart Cink 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 2 5 5 4 4 3 4 6 4 4 3 4 3 4
AS 1dn 1dn 1dn 2dn 2dn 3dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 5dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 3dn 4dn 4dn 4dn 5dn 5dn 5dn 5dn 6dn 7dn 8dn 8dn 7dn 8dn

Yellow background for eagles.
Red background for birdies.
Blue background for bogeys.

Breakdown by country

Country R64 R32 R16 QF SF F Ch
 Argentina 2 2 1 1
 Australia 10 5 3
 Canada 2
 Colombia 1
 Denmark 2
 England 6 4 1
 Fiji 1 1 1 1
 Germany 1
 Ireland 1 1
 Japan 2
 Scotland 1 1 1
 South Africa 6 1
 South Korea 1 1 1 1
 Spain 2 1
 Sweden 5 2 1 1 1
 United States 20 12 7 4 3 2 1
 Wales 1 1

Prize money and FedEx Cup points breakdown

Place US ($) Euro (€) Points[3]
Champion 1,350,000 919,993.37 4,725
Runner-up 800,000 545,181.26 2,835
Third place 575,000 391,849.03 1,785
Fourth place 475,000 323,701.37 1,260
Losing quarter-finalists x 4 260,000 177,183.91 922
Losing third round x 8 130,000 88,591.95 587
Losing second round x 16 90,000 61,332.89 262
Losing first round x 32 40,000 27,259.06 86
Total $8,000,000 €5,451,812 26,250

($1.46740188 = 1 Euro)

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Official World Golf Ranking - 10 February 2008
  3. ^
  4. ^ 2008 Accenture Match Play Final Earnings and Points - from the World Golf Championships official site
  5. ^ European Tour weekly - prize breakdown on second page

External links

  • Official site
  • European Tour Weekly - February 19, 2008