Past winners at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships
2011: Luke Donald
Luke Donald never trailed in any of his six matches and, thanks to a change in format for the final match which decreased it from 36 holes, he is the first winner of this event to never see the 18th hole the entire week. The Brit also now holds the honor of playing the fewest number of holes to win the championship. It is Donald's first win on American soil since the 2006 Honda Classic, and it made him the No. 3 player in the world.
2010: Ian Poulter
A No. 3 seed in the 64-man field at the 2010 Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., Ian Poulter topped No. 4 Sergio Garcia 7 and 6 in the semifinals and No. 2 Paul Casey 4 and 2 in 34 holes to win the title. It was Poulter's first career win on American soil.
2009: Geoff Ogilvy
Staking his claim as the best match play competitor on tour, Geoff Ogilvy capped his 2009 tournament with a 4 and 3 victory over Paul Casey in the championship match. Ogilvy went 3 up after just eight holes and never allowed Casey to draw closer than that throughout the rest of the match.
2008: Tiger Woods
Already up by four after the morning round of the 2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship finals, Tiger Woods reeled off three straight birdies early in the second round to put away Stewart Cink. Woods finished with 14 birdies in 29 holes. He earned a record 8 & 7 victory, taking his third title at the tournament.
2007: Henrik Stenson
Knocking off defending champion Geoff Ogilvy in the 2007 final, Henrik Stenson earned the biggest win of his professional golf career. The victory was far from easy, as the match had five lead changes before Stenson finally won, 2 & 1.
2006: Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy nearly didn't make the final at the 2006 Match Play Championship, as he first had to survive four straight overtime matches to start the tournament. After playing a record 129 holes, however, he had earned the tournament's title. Ogilvy beat Davis Love 3 & 2 to take the crown.
2005: David Toms
After being up by as many as 9 in the final against Chris DiMarco, David Toms ultimately claimed a 6 & 5 victory in the 2005 Match Play Championship. The win capped a fantastic tournament for Toms, who had beaten Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Ian Poulter on his way to the championship match.
2004: Tiger Woods
Improving his record at the event to 20-3, Tiger Woods successfully defended his Match Play Championship title in 2004. While his opponent in the final, Davis Love III, hit more greens in regulation, hit more fairways and drove the ball further, Woods still earned a 3 & 2 victory.
2003: Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods overcame some late shakiness to hold off David Toms by a 2 & 1 score in the 2003 Match Play Championship. With his victory, Woods became the first player ever to capture all four of the WGC tournament titles.
2002: Kevin Sutherland
Ranked 62nd in the 64-man field, Kevin Sutherland surprised everyone by winning the 2002 Match Play championship title. Sutherland took the lead for the first time on the 33rd hole, then held off Scott McCarron for a 1-up victory.
2001: Steve Stricker
To compete in the 2001 Match Play Championship, Steve Stricker needed quite a bit of help. Ranked 90th in the world, Stricker only qualified for the 64-man tournament when enough ranked players ahead of him dropped out. He made the most of his experience, ultimately advancing to the final where he topped Pierre Fulke 2 & 1.
2000: Darren Clarke
Riding a barrage of birdies in the afternoon round, Darren Clarke upset Tiger Woods 4 & 3 in the championship match in 2000. Clarke had 12 birdies and just one bogey in the final's 33 holes.
1999: Jeff Maggert
In the inaugural Match Play Championship, Jeff Maggert claimed the title and $1 million prize. At the time, that was the richest in tour history. The large prize was topped only by the excitement of the championship match, where Maggert chipped in on the 38th hole to beat Andrew Magee.