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Monday, 21 March 2011
Luke Donald  (Getty Images)
Luke Donald (Getty Images)

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will return to Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Arizona next year for the fourth consecutive season.

The event, scheduled for February 22-26, has been played in the Tucson area since 2007 and at the Ritz-Carlton since 2009. Luke Donald won the title last month, seeing off new World Number One Martin Kaymer 3&2 in the final, having not trailed once in any of his six matches.

David Pillsbury, the US PGA Tour’s Executive Vice President, Championship Management, said: “We’re pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain for the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship.

“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.

“I’d also like to recognise and thank David Mehl, owner and developer of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for his partnership. We look forward to another successful Accenture Match Play Championship in 2012 when Luke Donald returns to defend his title.”

“Accenture is pleased to return to Marana, Arizona and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club with the Accenture Match Play Championship in 2012,” said Roxanne Taylor, Accenture Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. “We look forward to again working with the Ritz-Carlton, the Tucson Conquistadores, the International Federation of PGA Tours and the hundreds of event volunteers to make the 2012 tournament the best yet for the thousands of spectators who attend and for those who watch it on television broadcasts around the world.”

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship can do so by visiting www.worldgolfchampionships.com.

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