Match Play Will Remain In Arizona In 2012

The PGA Tour announced Monday that the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship will be played at Dove Mountain again in 2012.

There had been rumors the event was going to move, but the PGA Tour, along with the International Federation of PGA Tour, have agreed to keep the event at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain.

“We’re pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with The Ritz- Carlton, Dove Mountain for the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship,” said David Pillsbury, Executive Vice President, Championship Management. “The community of Tucson has supported professional golf for decades, and we’ve enjoyed five years of exciting, match-play golf since the Accenture Match Play Championship moved to Marana in 2007.

“I’d like to thank Accenture for its continued support as title sponsor of the event and as Umbrella Sponsor of the World Golf Championships. We look forward to another successful Accenture Match Play Championship in 2012 when Luke Donald returns to defend his title.”

Donald took down Martin Kaymer, 3 & 2, in this year’s Match Play Championship. Despite the loss, Kaymer moved to No. 1 in the world rankings.

Next year’s Match Play will take place from February 22-26.

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