WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Accenture World Match Play Golf TournamentThe WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is a knockout tournament, and the first of three World Golf Championships contested annually by members of the PGA and European PGA tours.

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is something of a unique fixture on the professional golf calendar, drawing 64 of the top professional golfers in the world, who are then gradually eliminated in a series of match play contests.

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is played over 5 days and 6 rounds, with play beginning on a Wednesday, and the final contested on the Sunday. All the matches are over 18 holes, with the exception of the final, which is played over 36 holes. The winner of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship pockets $1.35 million in prize money.

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship History

The World Golf Championships were conceived in 1996 by the International Federation of PGA Tours, who planned the tournaments as party of a strategy to create competitive structures accessible to golfers around the world, while still protecting the strength and tradition of member tours.

Since being founded in 1999, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship has been hosted every February by the La Costa Resort and Spa in California, barring the 2001 season when it was contested at the Melbourne Country Club in Australia.

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Betting

The tournaments on the PGA Tour are some of the best-covered sporting events in the world, with bookmakers offering dozens of betting opportunities on even minor tournaments.

As one of the prestigious World Golf Championship events, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship not only provides some unique golf match betting opportunities, but also attracts special bet and bonus offers from the United Kingdom’s most reputable online sportsbooks.

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is a notoriously difficult tournament for punters to call. Betting on particular matches is probably a safer option than betting on an outright winner.

WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Winners

Eight different golfers have won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship during a decade of competition. No golfer other than Tiger Woods has managed to capture the title more than once, with Woods winning the tournament three times, including consecutive victories in 2003 and 2004.

Players from the United States tend to fare better than their European counterparts in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and have taken the bulk of tournament wins to date.

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