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(Match) Play's the thing: Golf at its best

Match play may not be every professional golfer’s, or every golf fan’s, favorite way to structure a tournament. But what it can offer is one-on-one drama and gritty competitive suspense that is often missing in stroke play tournaments.... Read more»

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Broncos or birdies?

There’s more to life in Tucson this week than rodeos and gem shows. While locals,and tens of thousands of snowbirds, are trying to decide to either break out their Stetsons and watch handsome young men ride enthusiastic farm animals or wander around the world’s greatest gem and mineral show, there is another world-class event in town that deserves equal attention: The Accenture Match Play Championship... Read more»

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Snow delays PGA tournament in Marana

A rare southern Arizona blizzard warning became reality at the Accenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday, when flurries became a heavy snowfall at mid-morning in Marana. Twenty-one matches were halted mid-round, and 11 had yet to start, including notables Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald.... Read more»

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Weather could put chilly bite in Match Play tourney

Fans poured into the Ritz-Carlton’s Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Tuesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best golf talent in town for the Accenture Match Play Championship. When matches tee off on Wednesday, those fans might have a less sunny sight, as wind, rain and even possible snow are forecast.... Read more»

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Youth conquers age as McIlroy beats Jiminez

Youth prevailed Friday in a duel that went longer than any other at the Accenture Match Play Championship. British sensation Rory McIlroy, who at 22 is the youngest player left in the field, beat Miguel Jiminez of Spain, the oldest player at age 48.... Read more»

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Tiger Woods hopes for rebound relationship at Accenture

The Best. Golfer. Ever. has yet to regain his former glory since his world collapsed amid revelations about extramarital affairs. He hasn’t won a golf tournament in almost three years. His ranking dropped from No. 1 to No. 19, and he had just one top 10 finish last year. Can he come back?... Read more»

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Ernie Els grateful for chance at Accenture

Ranked No. 65 in the world, the former No. 1 got in when Phil Mickelson decided not to play. The Accenture Match Play Championship practice rounds continue Tuesday, and the tournament starts Wednesday.... Read more»

Match Play brackets announced

Luke Donald, the game’s top player, will defend his Accenture Match Play title Wednesday in a pairing with golf great Ernie Els. Tiger Woods earned a fifth seed — the lowest of his career — and will be matched up with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.... Read more»

Match Play will tee up again in 2012

Tucson’s stop on the professional golf tour will continue for at least one more year. The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship will return to Dove Mountain in 2012, the PGA announced Monday.... Read more»

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Threat of snow changes Accenture Match Play

PGA officials jiggered the schedule of the Accenture Match Play Championship on Friday afternoon after the National Weather Service forecast weekend snow across much of Southern Arizona. Only Germany’s Martin Kaymer is left among the top seeds.... Read more»1

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Defending champion Poulter chilled out for first match

The Accenture Match Play Championship is under way, and the course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Marana is heating up despite a winter snap in the air.... Read more»

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Golf world's best flock to Dove Mountain

The top 64 golfers in the world will compete this week in one of four World Golf Championship events. Tickets are still available for Tuesday’s practice round and each day of the five-day event.... Read more»

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Brit Poulter gets first PGA Tour win in Match Play

Ian Poulter overcame whipping wind, pounding rain and an unlucky hotel room to secure his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana.... Read more»

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Poulter pounds Garcia in Match Play; Casey-Villegas suspended

Ian Poulter of England wins one semifinal match in a landslinde, while the other match is suspended by darkness.... Read more»

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Match Play narrows to 7 familiar faces ... and some guy named Jaidee

The Accenture Match Play Championship narrowed to eight players Friday, leaving a set of semifinalists peppered with familiar and unfamiliar names. Sergio Garcia is still in the field, as are Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Camilo Villegas. But those names are joined by Thongchai Jaidee. Thongchai who?... Read more»

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Ogilvy knocked out of Match Play, McIlroy can't hang on for win after 20

Defending Accenture Match Play champion Geoff Ogilvy lost his match Thursday against Colombian Camillo Villegas, ending the Aussie’s chance at a third title. The day’s winners included Oliver Wilson, Paul Casey, Camillo Villegas, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter.... Read more»

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