WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
The Gallery at Dove Mountain's South Course was the venue for the first World Golf Championship event of the season.
At the start of the week, 64 players were in the field at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Half of them were gone after the first day.
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It was chilly on the morning of the final match, but Sweden's Henrik Stenson was red hot on the greens.
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Tiger Woods's seven-event PGA Tour winning streak ended with a third-round loss to Nick O'Hern.
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Never one to shy away from a fashion statement, England's Ian Poulter had a good showing, advancing to the third round before falling to South Africa's Trevor Immelman.
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Working the ball over and around the killer cacti at The Gallery was no trouble for Geoff Ogilvy, winner of the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play championship.
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When Sergio Garcia plays in the Ryder Cup, everything seems to go his way. But he was forced to play from some awkward spots during his second-round match against Charles Howell III and lost, 4&3.
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Staying on the fairways at The Gallery is a smart way to avoid thorny situations.
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Henrik Stenson was the survivor of one of the most grueling tests on the PGA Tour. He defeated Geoff Ogilvy, 2&1, in the final.
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Stewart Cink was one of the few bright spots for the United States during the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup, but the Georgia Tech alum fell to Stephan Ames in the third round, 3&1.
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Phil Mickelson is the most-loved player in Arizona, but the desert was inhospitable in the match play. The 2006 Masters champion lost to Justin Rose, 2&1, in the second round.
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For Henrik Stenson, it was off the cart path, over the cameraman and nothing but the bottom of the cup.
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