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It is my pleasure to welcome you to Tucson, Arizona, and to the 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship— the ultimate test for golf’s highest performers. You have a front-row seat to this unique and exciting tournament where the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking compete for one of golf’s largest purses and most prestigious titles. It is one-on-one, single-elimination match play at its finest…and anything can happen! Accenture is proud to be a global umbrella sponsor of the World Golf Championships and the title sponsor of the Accenture Match Play Championship. Now in its 15th year, the Accenture Match Play Championship has become synonymous with the match-play format. It is the only official match-play event sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours. For the fifth year, the pros will be challenged by the spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed course at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The course—designed with the Accenture Match Play Championship in mind— features elements that will challenge the toughest competitors and delight tournament spectators. As a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, we collaborate with our clients to help them achieve high performance. Similarly, through the Accenture Match Play Championship, we challenge the world’s golfing elite to take their game to the next level of excellence. The 64 golfers you will see this week truly embody the spirit of high performance.
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WELCOME FROM INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS The Executive Directors and Commissioners of the International Federation of PGA Tours-World Golf Championships Operating Committee: - Asian Tour - European Tour - Japan Golf Tour Organization - PGA Tour of Australasia - PGA TOUR - Sunshine Tour
behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours-World Golf Championships Operating Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. The Accenture Match Play Championship is a true head-to-head competition, where the world’s best golfers test their skills against each other, providing us with thrilling matches each year. In 2012, Hunter Mahan earned his second World Golf Championships title with a 2-and-1 victory over Rory McIlroy in the Championship Match. Mahan joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win multiple World Golf Championships events in their 20s. Mahan did not trail in any match after the third hole in the second round, a span of 74 holes, and made 25 birdies in 96 holes for the week. This week’s field is once again world-class, ensuring that our defending champion and the remaining top-64 players in the world will face a true test in their quest to claim the coveted Walter Hagen Cup. And you, the fans, will be the beneficiaries of what is sure to be a thrilling week of competition. The Federation would like to express its gratitude to our title sponsor this week, Accenture, and the umbrella sponsors of the World Golf Championships series, Cadillac, Bridgestone and HSBC. We would also like to recognize Kohler and Rolex as Official Sponsors. Additionally, our appreciation goes out to the staff of The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, as well as the hundreds of volunteers whose tireless efforts make an event of this magnitude possible. Here in Tucson, that volunteer force is the Tucson Conquistadores, who partner with the tournament to be the sales arm and charitable contribution beneficiary of the Accenture Match Play Championship. The Tucson Conquistadores capped off their 50th anniversary celebration last year with the great news that the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship generated nearly $1.3 million for youth charities in the Tucson area. It’s our pleasure to thank the Conquistadores for five decades of service to the Tucson community and congratulate them on contributing more than $26 million to local youth organizations during that time. Since the Accenture Match Play Championship moved to Tucson in 2007, more than $8.8 million has been raised for area charities as a result of the tournament. The Federation is proud of the positive impact the Accenture Match Play Championship has on local organizations and would like to thank you for your support of the event and its charitable efforts. Once again, welcome to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. We hope you enjoy the thrill of watching the world’s greatest golfers match their skills against this incredibly challenging golf course and each other.
On behalf of the 200 members of the Tucson Conquistadores, welcome to the 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship! The Tucson Conquistadores were founded in 1962. Over the past 50 years, our organization has embraced a simple yet important mission: to help needy children in Southern Arizona. Our partnership with Accenture and the PGA TOUR has enabled us to fulfill this mission. Over the past five decades, we have raised and distributed more than $26 million to make dreams a reality of our underprivileged children throughout Tucson and the surrounding communities. The charitable funds raised during the Accenture Match Play Championship are designated for the Tucson Conquistadores youth charities, including Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, Sierra Vista and Nogales, The First Tee of Tucson, Pima County Special Olympics, Southern Arizona Community Sports Center at Curtis Park, YMCA, Educational Enrichment Foundation and countless others teams and young athletes.
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Thank you, Southern Arizona, for your continued patronage of this important event. Thank you for making a difference in our childrenâ€™s future. Your support has enabled us to enrich countless lives and make thousands of dreams come true. Together we have made a significant difference in our community and we should all be proud. We are honored to be associated with this prestigious event and grateful to have you with us as our guest. The top 64 golfers in the world are competing for the Walter Hagen Cup, and our beautiful community will be showcased and viewed by millions of people all over the world in 224 countries and territories. The annual economic impact of this tournament rewards us all by instilling tourism, capital and investment throughout Southern Arizona. Your support of this tournament does three things: it gets you up close and personal with the finest golfers in the world; it ensures the Accenture Match Play Championship continues in Southern Arizona; and perhaps most important, it raises money to help underprivileged children throughout our community. Your involvement makes a difference.
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Hunter Mahan has won five tournaments on the PGA TOUR. To be sure, each of these victories are special highlights in his career, but his Twitter and Facebook profiles only include pictures of him holding the Walter Hagen Trophy after winning last year’s World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. It’s not hard to see why this victory means a little more to him than the rest. After all, it enabled him to join Tiger Woods as the only players in their 20s to win multiple World Golf Championships. Plus, look at the who’s who Mahan had to beat last year to win at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain: Zach Johnson; Y.E. Yang; Steve Stricker; Matt Kuchar; Mark Wilson; and Rory McIlroy. Three of those players are major champions and the other three are proven winners on the PGA TOUR. No wonder Mahan wants photos of him with the Walter Hagen Trophy front and center. “That meant a lot to me because it’s a World Golf Championships event, my second title and those are some of the best events in the world, held on some of the greatest courses,” Mahan said. “And when you look at all the great players I beat, I have to be proud of that.” It was a dominating performance when you consider Mahan didn’t trail in a match after the third hole in the second round, a span of 74 holes. Mahan also led the field with 35 birdies in 97 holes, an average of 6.6 birdies per 18 holes.
“That week I played some of the best golf of my life,” Mahan said. He followed up his Accenture Match Play Championship victory with another win five weeks later at the Shell Houston Open, tying Dustin Johnson for the most career PGA TOUR wins by a player in his 20s. But just when it seemed Mahan was becoming a dominant player, the rest of his 2012 season was relatively quiet. He had just two top 10s in his last 16 starts, broke 70 just once in 16 rounds in the majors and was overlooked as a captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. U.S. Captain Davis Love III said at the PGA Championship he was shocked Mahan didn’t qualify for the team after the two early wins, but nonetheless chose Stricker, Johnson, Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker as his captain’s picks, not long after Mahan missed the cut at the PGA. Mahan, who dearly wanted to make a return trip to the Ryder Cup after he lost the final match to Europe in 2010, admitted his struggles at the end of the season probably overshadowed his sterling performances early in the year. “I didn’t play as well as I wanted to near the end, but that’s golf,” he said. “It’s hard to play well exactly when you want to all the time. If I have two wins at the end of the year, it would look differently probably, felt differently, and I’m not going to be picky about getting wins, especially at the Accenture Match Play Championship and in Houston. Those are two good fields and a lot of good players. “You’re always disappointed when you don’t play well, but I can’t be too disappointed. To win multiple times on the PGA TOUR is not an easy feat anymore, the competition is so deep. But it was a learning experience. I tried some things last year to better myself and some things worked and some things didn’t. That’s a part of growing, and that’s a part of experimenting and trying to become better.” HUNTER MAHAN
Mahan turned 30 last May and he says the birthday signaled a new era in his career. He’s no longer the young player trying to establish himself on the PGA TOUR. He’s now a proven winner who needs to take the next step of contending in majors (he’s never had a top-five finish in a major) and being on the leader boards more often. “In this game, especially on the professional level, the difference between a top-10 player and a top-50 player is razor thin,” he said. “Being 30, you learn a lot about yourself and your game. The key is not to just play well one week, but to do that two or three tournaments in a row. It takes time to figure out what’s best for you. Look at Phil Mickelson – he didn’t have a major victory when he was 30. (Lefty’s first of four majors came when he was 33). I feel I have a lot of room to improve and I can get better in a lot of areas.”
“Rory obviously has all the physical tools, but he also has that look of no fear,” Mahan said. “Nothing is going bother him. Even when he missed a cut or two last summer, it didn’t bother him. He’s not afraid of the moment. He has that look of great players who think they can handle any situation. They don’t hit it perfect every day, but they find a way to score.” Mahan knows he could use a little of McIlroy’s attitude when he plays. That level of confidence might help him as much as improved putting and chipping.
The area he and instructor Sean Foley know needs the most work is Mahan’s short game. Mahan ranked sixth in total driving last year and 16th in greens in regulation, but 112th in the Strokes Gained Putting statistic and 156th in scrambling, saving par just 53.7 percent of time he missed the green. When he lost the pivotal match at the 2010 Ryder Cup, it was because of a poor chip he hit at the last hole. “I knew I needed to get better at my short game,” Mahan said. “I was able to mask it at times, because I could usually find a way to get the ball in the hole. Now my technique is improving and so is my confidence. I can trust my abilities and just let it go.” After Mahan beat McIlroy 2&1 in last year’s Championship Match, Mahan believed McIlroy had become the best player in the world. Mahan was certainly proven correct a month later when McIlroy won The Honda Classic to take over the No. 1 world ranking. Mahan said it wasn’t how well McIlroy played that impressed him, but how he handled the usual adversities in match play.
Mahan knows how lucky he is to make millions of dollars by playing a game he enjoys. He’s reminded of that during the numerous times he has spent helping and visiting with injured military personnel. “Look at how many wars we’ve been in the last 20 years,” Mahan said. “I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people in the military. We are the benefactors of their sacrifice. Golf is a sport that is timeless, and it’s for any age, ability or disability. I think golf helps a lot of these guys who come back with serious injuries. Anything I can do to help these guys, I certainly will. It’s exciting for me to meet those guys.”
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the PGA TOUR Wives Association (PTWA), which was created in 1988 to support charities in communities visited on TOUR, the organization is proud to unveil a commemorative book entitled, “Beyond the Fairways and Greens: A Look Inside The Lives of PGA TOUR Families.” Published by Butler Books, the 384-page, hardbound book was compiled by members of the PTWA, and it offers readers a rare glimpse into the lives of PGA TOUR families, both on and off the course, as captured through heartwarming stories and family photographs. Net proceeds from book sales benefit PTWA-designated charities, such as Blessings in a Backpack. The book also features 134 treasured recipes submitted by the families of generations of professional golfers, like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and many others. PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Paula Dean, actor Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina, and Jim Nantz wrote messages of support that are featured in the book as well. Visit pgatourwives.org for more information.
1 can Dr. Pepper, room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 box yellow cake mix 4 eggs 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 box vanilla instant pudding
The delicious recipe submitted by reigning Accenture Match Play Champion Hunter Mahan and his wife Kandi.
MAHAN’S DR. PEPPER CAKE
• Prepare the icing first by mixing 3 tablespoons Dr. Pepper and 1 cup powdered sugar. Set aside until cake is done. • Spray two 8-inch-round cake pans. Dust the inside of cake pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar. • Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour evenly into cake pans. • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes. • When slightly cooled, place cakes on top of each other on a cake platter and pour on icing. Enjoy!
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For many men, their first-time experiences involving an automobile – learner’s permit, driver’s license, pink slip – is a memorable rite of passage. The responsibility to direct cars to the next available parking spot is an equally significant milestone for each and every new member of the Tucson Conquistadores. In fact, a Tucson Conquistadores initiation begins in the parking lot. Whether a bank president, attorney, business owner or college dean, every “rookie’s” first Accenture Match Play Championship assignment starts at the valet stand. Not the parking lot next to the clubhouse where you can hear the roar of the galleries and bump into Tiger or Rory as they step out of their courtesy cars. No, their assignment at the prestigious event is a few miles away, next to a shopping mall, in a dirt field temporarily converted to “Public Parking.” The pop-up parking lot is a bit dusty on a good day, muddy on a bad one, and always located where no one will ever see a single golf shot. Since 1966, Conquistadores have volunteered to perform other tasks, such as pounding gallery stakes, wrangling barrier ropes and post-hole digging. They have stood at the tournament entrances in heat, in rain and – on a few memorable occasions – in falling snow, selling daily tickets and programs. During a few not-so-memorable years, tournament leadership required them to perform these duties in cringeworthy uniforms that had enough polyester to cause a plastic company’s stock to rise. Members not only accept to take a week of their year to dedicate to this service, but do so with pleasure. If you were to see a crew of Conquistadores roping and staking a golf course on a Saturday afternoon some 30 years ago, your take away would be: a group of guys having a great time. The same holds true today, from the crew selling spectator guides at the entrance to the “rookies” in that remote outpost parking lot. During the 47 years professional golf in Tucson has been hosted by the Conquistadores, there has been significant change, possibly more than any other event on the PGA TOUR. The tournament has been both a fall event and a spring event; played as stroke play competition, followed by three years utilizing a match-play format, with stroke play returning in 1987; had eight different title sponsors or celebrity hosts; and been staged on six different local golf courses. For 10 years, the Conquistadores hosted an “opposite event,” the same weekend as the Accenture Match Play Championship when it was held in San Diego. The David-and-Goliath challenge often resulted in many of the professionals wishing they were 400 miles away, playing alongside the top 64 players in the world. As luck and irony would have it, that wish came true in 2007, with the Accenture Match Play Championship relocating to Tucson and bringing the world’s top-ranking players with it.
Tucson Conquistadores’ 2013 Tournament Committee
Accenture Match Play Championship, generations of kids have had the opportunity to play a sport they love on the many ball parks, gymnasiums and youth centers made possible by this support. Secondly, the Conquistadores’ work ethic of getting the job done, whatever the job may be, is unparalleled. It was perhaps best summarized by Charter member Fred Boice, who said, “We’re here to work—sell tickets, handle galleries, park cars—whatever it takes to produce a great tournament. What we’re doing is good things for young people, and that’s enough for me.” If it’s true that the Conquistadores have been good for Tucson, it is just as true that Tucson has been very good for the Conquistadores. The Southern Arizona business community makes it possible each year for nearly 200 past and present Conquistadores to “take vacation” from their day jobs and enthusiastically pound stakes, cheerfully dig post holes and politely park cars – work experience perhaps not noted on their resumes but certainly imprinted on their lives. The apprenticeship, which begins in a dusty parking lot, opens the door to life-long associations and friendships. Ask a Conquistador who his two best friends are and he will invariably point to two other members. Ask a Conquistador what week of the year he most looks forward to and he will undoubtedly reply, “tournament week.”
Conquistador parking attendants Tom Plantz, Dick Imwalle, Manny Molina, Jim Sakrison, Eddie Leon
Through freak snowstorms, name changes and flammable uniforms, the one reliable constant is the involvement of the Tucson Conquistadores. The key to their resiliency can be traced to two key factors. First, they recognize that hosting one of the most important events in all of professional golf – televised throughout the United States and in more than 224 countries and territories worldwide - brings the world’s attention on Tucson and puts this community in the center of a megawatt spotlight. That focus has resulted in the Tucson Conquistadores’ astounding contribution of $26 million to youth-related programs throughout the region since its inception. Thanks to the members’ “heavy lifting” during the
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It may have been chance that the site chosen by the late Roy P. Drachman to hold a meeting on October 23, 1962, was the El Conquistador Hotel. Perhaps its central location and proximity to the Tucson Racquet Club upped the odds of 41 of Tucson’s prominent business and community leaders scheduling it into their calendars. The civic visionary and astute businessman, instrumental in bringing Major League Baseball spring training to town, knew that sports - both professional and scholastic - was a key player in the city’s growing economy. He assembled the group to solicit their support and encourage them to put their business acumen to work on behalf of the future of sports in Southern Arizona and, more importantly, the future lives of the community’s youth who benefit from it. Regardless of the site or circumstance, the hotel’s name served as inspiration for the newly formed organization, the Tucson Conquistadores. And the word’s meaning, “one who overcomes or surmounts,” still defines the cornerstone of its
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mission: to support youth athletics and improve the odds and opportunities available to the underserved young people throughout the community. Fifty years later, the Tucson Conquistadores continue to live up to the words spoken by their founder, “We’ll be a working organization, not an honorary. We’ll try to get young men interested in work hard for the betterment of the community in support of all local sporting events.” The group’s active and life membership of 200 are hands-on in delivering on that pledge, hitting the pavement selling tickets, fundraising and volunteering at local youth centers and sports events. To date, through their partnership with the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and various other community projects, the Conquistadores have raised and distributed $26 million to youth athletic organizations, sports teams and deserving young athletes and individuals. These funds make it possible for beneficiaries SLAM DUNK
such as The First Tee of Tucson, Tucson and Pima County Junior Golf Programs, the Field of Dreams/Challenger Little League sports complex, Boys & Girls Clubs in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Nogales, Pima County Special Olympics, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Tucson Urban League and the YMCA to provide healthy and safe lifestyle alternatives for young people. These programs fulfill the Conquistadores’ commitment “to the betterment of the community” by positively impacting the lives of thousands of young men and women in Southern Arizona, in particular those most at risk. Additionally, through their determination and hard work, they have kept the prestigious Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson for seven consecutive years, providing the community with invaluable world-wide visibility, international media attention, a stable tourism base and an annual economic impact estimated at $75-$100 million. Celebrating their own 50 year Anniversary in 2013, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson’s focus on inspiring, motivating and mentoring young lives through athletics, team building, peer engagement and healthy alternatives to the influence of juvenile delinquency is a strong match to the goals set by the founders of the Conquistadores, and this partnership is reflected through $1.2 million in contributions to the Clubs since 1982. Lorraine Morgan, vice president of Fund Development and Communications for the Boys & Girls Clubs, notes, “The exceptional relationship between our organization and the Tucson Conquistadores enable us to provide our members with superior athletic programs and outstanding youth development staff to facilitate sports leagues and healthy lifestyle initiatives.” While the gym is an integral part of each of the six Tucson locations, the Clubs also offer young people access to a wide range of programs centering on five core areas essential in developing self-esteem, values and life skills: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Anthony Wimberly, selected Boys & Girls Club 2012 Youth of the Year in a statewide competition, exemplifies the impact those programs have in keeping kids off the street
and on the right path. In Anthony’s case, involvement in the Club’s basketball league provided the now 19-year old with a stability lacking in his home life. “Throughout all of this, the club was always there,” Anthony said of the Frank and Edith Morton Clubhouse. “I’ve had something constant for six years, that’s longer than any house I’ve ever lived in, school I’ve attended, and friend I’ve ever had. The club is my second home, and that’s why I believe I am a true youth of the year.” The basketball court and life lessons learned on it allowed Anthony to jump over incredible personal and situational obstacles, bolstered his self-confidence and helped him develop a tangible game plan for his future. The Youth of the Year competition provides Anthony with a four-semester scholarship to Pima Community College, valued at $2,500, and he intends to complete his degree in nursing while continuing in his role as mentor to a younger generation of Club athletes. Like Anthony, many members retain a life-long connection to the Boys & Girls Clubs in appreciation of the opportunities for personal development. Daniel Miranda, director of the Frank & Edith Morton Clubhouse, recalls the important role the Club played in his youth and continues to play in his adult life. “It’s hard to imagine what my life would have been like, if I wasn’t a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson growing up. Even as a teen I always found a need or urge to give back to the Clubs. It was my home away from home, and I always wanted to make sure that I would have the opportunity to share what I had learned. After returning to Tucson, from serving in the United States Navy, I found myself at the Clubs doorsteps once again. Over the last 13 years, I have had the opportunity to serve my community, Clubhouse, and its members. I am able to be on the front lines and with the help of my staff, shape and mold the leaders and citizens of the future. Over the years it has also been a blessing to have partners like the Tucson Conquistadors. They also see the importance of the services we provide. Through them we have been able to provide a number of physical education activities throughout Tucson. With their support our Clubhouses have been able to provide quality sports programs and gym equipment at no additional cost to our members and the communities we serve. As a member, and now clubhouse director, I have seen the positive changes their support has made.”
Anthony and Desmond Howard – 1991 Heisman Trophy Winner
YOUTH OF THE YEAR ANTHONY WIMBERLY
To say that basketball player Anthony Wimberly jumped through hoops on his journey to winning the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson’s 2012 Youth of the Year would underestimate the overwhelming odds standing in the way of this inspiring young man’s accomplishment. Born premature with physical challenges, a severe speech impediment, an unstable home life and switching schools at least once a year throughout elementary school invariably led to schoolyard bullying, painful taunts and low self-esteem. But for as long as the 19 year old can remember, the game of basketball has always been an important and stabilizing part of his life. “I was always shooting hoops,” Anthony said. Unable to tryout for a spot on his school team, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ open policy of no try-outs necessary, just the desire to play allowed him to take to the court. Although the Clubs offer young members a diverse option of athletic and enrichment activities, basketball is often the “hook” which brings kids off the streets and into the clubhouses. “Basketball is especially important to the atrisk youth population which we serve and provides critical life lessons about teamwork and leading a healthy lifestyle,” said Lorraine Morgan, VP of Fund Development and Communications for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. “Our boys, girls and co-ed leagues are vital to our ability to achieve our mission.” In 2010, due to decreased charitable donations, the organization faced a difficult financial decision – close one of the clubhouses or disband the clubs’ basketball leagues. Determining that shuttering one clubhouse would have a
greater detrimental impact, the league was shut down. For Anthony, the loss of his team was preceded by even greater personal and tragic loss. On Thanksgiving Day, 2009, Anthony’s father suffered a stroke. The Youth of the Year competition is open to college bound members ages 16-18. Through a vigorous series of essaywriting and public-speaking competitions, teens compete on the Club, statewide, regional and national levels for the title and college scholarships. For a youth born with a speech impediment, the required three-minute speech must have seemed like an eternity. But Anthony bravely faced that challenge, and in a room filled with strangers, he eloquently told his story and the loss of his role model, basketball coach and father. “My father passed away when I was 15 and my life was thrown upside down,” Anthony recounted. With the closure of the basketball leagues, Anthony no longer had a safe outlet, and he drifted away from the Club and the emotional bond it represented with this father. “My dad did not know anything about basketball; he was a baseball player, and he tried to get me into that, but when he realized I was more into basketball, he made the transition to what he needed to do to be able to help me in whatever way he could.” A $37,000 donation from the Tucson Conquistadores’ proceeds from the Accenture Match Play Championship, combined with another grant from the Rollin’ for Ninos Foundation, provided the necessary funding to reinstate the basketball leagues in all six clubhouses and back into the lives of its members, including Anthony. At 19, Anthony is too old to compete in the league, but he continues to attend, helping to teach and mentor younger players in the game of basketball, as he once did with his father. In the fall of 2013, Anthony enters Pima Community College with the scholarship fund provided through the Youth of the Year. YOUTH OF THE YEAR
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THE FEDEXCUP: HOW IT WORKS Players accumulate FedExCup points based on their tournament performance throughout the 33 week, 36 event PGA TOUR season. In 2012, 257 players accumulated FedExCup points thoughout the PGA TOUR Season.
The top 125 players from the PGA TOUR season qualify for The Barclays, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs.
The top 100 advance to the second FedExCup Playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship. The top 70 advance to the third FedExCup Playoff event, the BMW Championship. The final 30 players qualify for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and a chance to win the FedExCup.
At the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola the top five players will control their own destiny. A win here and they will be crowned the FedExCup Champion.
ONE FEDEXCUP CHAMPION
PGA TOUR SEASON
In 2013 the PGA TOUR continues with the seventh year of the season-long points competition, the FedExCup. It once again promises weekly drama as the excitement builds throughout the year. Spanning a total of 33 weeks, the FedExCup has given the sport a defined season, postseason and season-long champion. Who will join Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas, Jim Furyk, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods and have their name etched in history? Follow the action as the 2013 season unfolds. For FedExCup information, current points standings and more visit PGATOUR.COM
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17,500 Knot sure why, but more than
2 x 2=
golfer will take home the $1,500,000 in prize money at the 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship.
tasty hot dogs will be consumed at this year’s tournament.
At the Accenture Match Play Championship, it’s all about the numbers!
feet of rope will be used during this year’s Accenture Match Play Championship.
HUNTER MAHAN RANKED
125 is the average age of the Carnegiea gigantea (saguaro cactus) standing sentry along the course in the Tortolita Mountains.
in the Official World Golf Ranking when he won the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship, the lowest ranking to win since Geoff Ogilvy, at No. 53, in 2006.
was generated for local charities from the proceeds of the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship.
players have won multiple World Golf Championships: Tiger Woods (16); Geoff Ogilvy (3); Darren Clarke (2); Ernie Els (2); Phil Mickelson (2); and Hunter Mahan (2)
259,000 Accenture employees serve clients in more than 120 countries.
1 if by land, 2 if by sea… In its 14-year history,
only 2 ENGLISHMEN have won the Accenture Match Play Championship: Ian Poulter in 2010; and fellow countryman Luke Donald in 2011.
38,000 14IN -THE YEAR
beers will be quaffed by thirsty fans during the five-day event.
And the winner is… Tiger Woods…with the most matches won in tournament history at
history of the Accenture Match Play Championship, the winning percentage of higher seeds in the first round stands at 64.3.
holes is the longest match (non-championship): Scott Verplank (defeated Lee Westwood, first round, 2006); and Mike Weir (defeated Loren Roberts, first round, 2003).
is the largest margin of victory; Tiger Woods def. Stephen Ames, 9&8, first round, 2006.
Luke Donald (2011) holds the record for the fewest number of holes played by a champion en route to the Championship Match.
is the best career-winning percentage in the Accenture Match Play Championship, a record held by two-time champion Geoff Ogilvy (20 wins, five losses).
But, it’s a dry heat. Americans had a
DRY SPELL until Hunter Mahan’s win last year.
And the winner is…again…Tiger Woods, with the longest winning streak of
13 MATCHES during 2003-2005
GOLF BY NUMBERS
Full Name: Steven Carman Age: 61 the PGA TOUR, Years on PGA TOUR: 25th year with 4. 199 serving on the rules staff since Official job title: Tournament director
h Play Championship, how are When you arrive at the Accenture Matc rent from a stroke-play event? diffe setup se the preparations and cour the preparation to the golf course Fans might be surprised to know that the height of the rough and the have d woul yourself is very similar. We her it’s match play or stroke play. speed of the green about the same, whet Would you have more of them What about risk-reward situations? doesn’t take a player out of a hole bad one use beca play in match tournament? rd scenarios, such as par-5s that are We would probably try more risk-rewa We can be tougher on the setup if we ble. driva reachable and a par-4 that is een two people playing at the same want because the competition is betw her the wind might come up in the whet t abou y time. We don’t have to worr competing in different conditions. afternoon and you would have players rd situations during the first rewa riskof lot But we would not have a ally all-day golf, and we would be day of 32 matches because that is basic the course. on e wher some up hesitant to start a back harder is it to find six pin What about pin placements? How much ad of the usual four for inste play h matc placements on a green for stroke play? to put them in the middle, and we It can be difficult because we don’t want d probably use two pin placements just can’t use the four corners. We woul in the exact same place. So them put dn’t that are similar, but we woul s can be a challenge. finding six hole locations on most green ed, you can’t make changes In stroke play, once the round has start to make changes in match-play to a course setup. But is it possible d if the conditions dictate? roun the of tournaments in the middle change course setup in the middle Yes, match play gives you the ability to cancel the round because the or ge of the day without having to chan rs on each hole. If the winds become competition is between the two playe we could move the tee markers wet, me beco very strong or the fairways ge pin placements as long as we forward if we want. We could also chan hole. Because each match is an that on off do so before the players tee to the other matches, it gives the entity of itself and has no relationship middle of a competitive round. the in se cour golf flexibility to change the in the middle of the How often have you had to change holes competition? the Accenture Match Play It happened a couple of times during [San Diego], when the course got Costa La Championship when it was at holes. There was also a time here at so wet we had to change some of the ed hailing during the third-place start it Dove Mountain [in 2011] when hip match. We just held up the match, but it didn’t affect the champions ed and the course was stopp torm hails third-place match until the playable again.
CARMAN Is there a referee with every match? hes on the first day. We operate as We do not have a referee with all 32 matc to every two or three holes. Once we get a committee where we place officials for the rest and hes matc 16 all with ee refer a the second round, we will have of the tournament. rently in match play versus How does a rules official operate diffe stroke play?
and he will be involved in how it The referee participates in the match away. The difference is in stroke play, is who ng mini deter functions, such as is no breach of the rules. In match the official will try to make sure there usually wait until a claim is made by play, it’s between the two players. You in. one of the players before stepping e play or match play? As a rules official, do you prefer strok it only once a year, unless we have Match play is different because we do nice to do something different than ys alwa It’s year. a Presidents Cup that match play is you are right there with t your normal routine. What I like abou involved than when you function as a more are you so , the players refereeing committee in stroke-play. le ruling as a rules official? Finally, what is your most memorab Woods hit his ball onto I was involved with the ruling when Tiger tone in the World Golf Fires at hole ninth the clubhouse roof at the . That was when one of the 2006 in al Championships-Bridgestone Invitation the roof, not knowing over ced boun it after ball the kitchen guys picked up outside agency [Rule an by d move it was Tiger’s. Because the ball had been lem was the ball prob The lty. pena a ut witho drop a 18-1], we allowed Tiger allowed to take was Tiger so , ouse ended up on the other side of the clubh [Rule 24-2]. We first had n uctio obstr vable immo an of use another drop beca which ended up being 97 yards, so to measure how far he was from the hole, the ball back in play. That was one of we could determine where he had to put to make. [Woods made a bogey on had have the more complicated rulings we ament.] the hole but went on to win the tourn
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