The World Golf Championships is globally sponsored by Accenture including the Accenture Match Play Championship. The 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship latest updates reveal that this tournament will be held from February 23 to 27, 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club found in Dove Mountain at Marana, Arizona. This yearâ€™s competition pits the top 64 players in the world of gold with the winner taking home the Walter Hagen Cup. This particular golf tournament was first established in 1999 with a par record of 72. The total yardage for the Accenture Match Play Championship is set at 7,849. This particular tour includes the PGA European Tour as well as the Japan Golf Tour. The format is maintained at match play with a total championship purse of $8,500,000 or equivalent to 6,685,882 Euros. Speaking of money! The tournament score record is held by Tiger Woods which he set during the 2008 championships. Current champion though is Ian Poulter. Watch out for more 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship latest updates to keep track of how these two great players are doing in the tournament.
During the 2010 world golf championships, play was temporarily halted on the account of darkness. The excitement for that particular stage was that only one hole was needed to decide who would be the other player that will enter the finals. Last year likewise marked the first time that two Europeans battled it out in the finals of the championship. The 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship latest updates show that there is a possibility for a lot of record changes during this yearâ€™s event. What people are looking out for is if champion Ian Poulter can defend his title in this tournament. The Englishman believes that he needs to keep calm and maintain a good form in order to once again run away with the title. But he better prepare because there will be lots of great players who may rise to the occasion this year.
During the 2010 event, the seventh hole proved to be a pivotal one for Poulter. Once he took the lead, the rest was history. His countryman and teammate in the Ryder Cup, Casey, was defeated in 34 holes. For Poulterâ€™s efforts he was awarded $1.4 million as first prize. Weâ€™ll see if things will still be the same this year or will other golfers emerge to the top.