It wasn’t easy, but Jason Day got it done. The 26-year-old Australian won his first World Golf Championship of his career at the Accenture Match Play Championship, beating Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in an epic duel at Dove Mountain. It took 23 holes — that’s five playoff ones — to make it happen.
While Victor Dubuisson didn’t end up winning, he deserves credit for the clutch shots he hit coming down the stretch, along with the unbelievable up-and-downs from the desert in extra holes.
Sorry for the lack of posts all week from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, but as I’ve mentioned, I’m working as on-air talent for Fox Sports International (Asia) — which has been absolutely awesome, but it’s obviously kept me really busy, not to mention it’s my first time doing real TV in this capacity.
Rory McIlroy said on Tuesday that the par-4 drivable 15th could be a big “turning point” in a match. Well, he ended up conceding the hole to Boo Weekley after hitting an errant drive that left his ball pinned up against a rock in the desert. It only got better — or worse, depending on how you see it.
The Wednesday of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the most fun and intriguing days in the PGA Tour season. Let’s call it Wacky Wednesday. Because you really never know what’s going to happen. Filling out a bracket in golf? You might as well throw darts at a board. Or pick names out of a hat.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to Dove Mountain, the home of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. I was hoping to host a WUP Bracket Challenge here, but as you may recall, I’ve mentioned that WUP is getting a face lift (aka a redesign), and as it happens, it’s been delayed, so there’s been a change of plans.
The Northern Trust Open is now complete and the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking has been determined. The field was finalized on Monday, February 10, but the seedings for the tournament bracket are based on the most recent OWGR, released Sunday, February 16, following the conclusion of the event. Don’t forget, the tournament kicks off on Wednesday (not Thursday).
The deadline to enter the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship closed at 5pm EST on Friday, so the field is now finalized. As we already knew, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson, the world nos. 1, 2 and 4, respectively, are not competing in the first World Golf Championship event of 2014.
The qualification process for next week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is over, but the field won’t be complete until Friday, when players have to officially commit to the tournament.