5 Things You Didn't Know: Accenture Match Play
GOLF.com goes inside the numbers to give you insights from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Woods has struck gold at World Golf Championships
Tiger Woods earned $1.35 million for winning the match play last weekend. In the 10-year history of World Golf Championships, he has earned $19.8 million. That total alone would rank 17th on the career-earnings list, ahead of Tom Lehman ($19.72 million), Chris DiMarco ($19.68 million), Sergio Garcia ($19.64 million) and Fred Couples ($19.37 million). In his career, Tiger has won $78,865,376, about $23 million more than his nearest competitor, Vijay Singh.
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Woods nearly broke his own record
Tiger's 8-and-7 win over Stewart Cink was the most one-sided victory at the Accenture since Stephen Ames defeated Robert Karlsson, 8 and 7, in the opening round of the 2007 tournament. The only match with a larger margin of victory was Woods's 9-and-8 win over Ames (left) in 2006.
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Cink is hitting his targets
Between 2003 and 2007, Cink never hit more than 66 percent of greens in regulation for a season. So far this year, he has improved to 74.75 percent, and he now ranks sixth in the category. The leader is (surprise!) Woods at 80.56 percent. Cink is playing with Nike CCi Forged irons.
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Leonard is becoming Mr. Consistency
Justin Leonard lost his final two matches last weekend, but by reaching the semifinal round he earned his eighth top-10 finish in his last 11 events.
5 of 5Paul Connors/AP Photo
High seeding doesn't guarantee an easy draw
The last time all four No. 1 seeds won their opening-round matches in the Accenture Match Play was 2005 when Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen advanced. Ernie Els (left) lost as a No. 1 seed this year and in 2006, and Adam Scott in 2007.
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