World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship set for February 17th-21st

Geoff Ogilvy, will defend his second-career World Golf Championships-Accenture Match PlayGeoff Ogilvy Championship title, February 15-21 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona.

Ogilvy began his 2009 campaign by blistering the Plantation Course at Kapalua with a four-day total of 24-under-par 268, good for a six-shot victory over Anthony Kim and Davis Love III.  The 32-year-old Australian opened with a 6-under-par 67 and shared or held the lead outright after each round, becoming the first wire-to-wire winner of the SBS Championship since the event moved to Kapalua in 1999. He earned his second Walter Hagen Cup trophy at the 2009 Accenture Match Play Championship with a 4 and 3 victory over England’s Paul Casey in the finals.

The Accenture Match Play Championship field will feature the top-64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking as of February 8. The final event in which players can improve their position and earn a spot in this elite field will be the Northern Trust Open, February 1-7.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the 2010 Accenture Match Play Championship can do so by visiting and can still take advantage of advanced ticket specials. Also, for the first time fans can purchase weekend daily tickets in advance of the tournament. The weekend single day tickets are $45 (Thursday-Sunday) per day, practice round tickets (Monday-Tuesday) are $25 and Wednesday tickets, which feature 32 matches, are on sale for $55.

The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship has partnered with the Tucson Conquistadores to be the sales arm and charitable contribution beneficiary of the Accenture Match Play Championship. Proceeds from the Accenture Match Play Championship primarily benefit The Tucson Conquistadores charities, including The First Tee of Tucson, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and Pima County Special Olympics. Since 1962, The Tucson Conquistadores have contributed more than $21 million to youth organizations.

The goal of Accenture’s sponsorship of professional golf always has been to raise the level of competition ever higher. Accenture has promoted head-to-head, single-elimination match-play competition among the very best of the world’s golfers for many years. First through the Accenture World Championship of Golf (1995-1998) and now, since 1999, through the World Golf Championships series and its season-opening event, the Accenture Match Play Championship, these golf events capture the spirit and culture of Accenture – to continually achieve through the very best performance, and then raise the bar higher.

From February 17-21, 2010, the bar of achievement will be raised to its highest point yet. During these five days, the world’s top 64 golfers will compete in the only fully sanctioned head-to-head global match-play championship tournament. As the 12th annual Accenture Match Play Championship tees off the 2010 World Golf Championships at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona, Accenture will again be proud to be at the forefront in showcasing the highest performers in the world of professional golf. For more information about Accenture visit

The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is located at 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass in Marana, Arizona (just minutes north of Tucson). The golf club offers three championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in Janaury 2009. Tortolita (championship tee yardage 3,955, Saguaro (3,894 yards) and Wild Burro (3,897 yards) sume up the 27 holes of championship golf offered at the private club/ resort (members and resort guests). Tee times are available for the public through 2010.

The professional will be rewarded with a world-class venue nestled against the Tortolita Mountain Range. The original 27 holes are challenging and engaging, a seamless blend of the distinct characteristics that reflect the High Sonoran Desert’s mountainside terrain (course elevation between 2,300 and 3,000 feet).

The large greens feature dramatic movement throughout each nine, which wind along desert washes, native plants and animal life, as well as majestic, centuries-old Saguaro Cacti. Although the fairways are generous, there are numerous carries off the tees, with five sets designed to provide the appropriate experience for the non-professionals. For more information, visit