World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship Offers Limited Time Arizona Golf Pack

ffee2447b152494b43d9816faaea83c8_SMARANA, Ariz. – The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship today announced a unique, limited-time ticket package featuring two tickets to the season’s first World Golf Championships event, as well as two tickets to the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The package also includes two rounds of golf, with a forecaddie, at TPC Scottsdale, host venue for Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Accenture Match Play Championship, the first of four World Golf Championships events in 2013, returns to The Ritz-Carlton Club, Dove Mountain, February 18-24, 2013. American Hunter Mahan will defend his title as the field will again include the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.

In addition to two good-any-one-day tickets to the 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship, the Arizona Golf Package includes two good-any-one-day tickets to the 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the Champions Tour’s season-ending event to be played for the first time at the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale October 31-November 4. The package also features two good-any-one-day tickets to the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, January 38-February 3 at TPC Scottsdale. The two rounds of golf, with a forecaddie, also included in the Arizona Golf Pack must be redeemed between November 25 and December 30, 2012. The Arizona Golf Pack is available now through October 31, 2012, for just $399 and can be purchased online via www.worldgolfchampionships.com or www.schwabcup.com.

“The Accenture Match Play Championship is excited to partner with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open to offer the Arizona Golf Pack and provide sports fans across Southern Arizona the opportunity to not only attend these three wonderful events, but also to test their game at one of the most exciting venues on the PGA TOUR at TPC Scottsdale,” said Accenture Match Play Championship Executive Director Gerald Goodman. “The 2013 Accenture Match Play Championship is just around the corner, and we look forward to again welcoming the world’s top players to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, in February.”

“This is such a unique opportunity for Arizona golfers and golf fans to experience,” said Tiffany Nelson, senior director of business development, TPC Scottsdale. “To be able to see the PGA TOUR’s best golfers at two different events along with the Champions Tour’s elite, and then to be able to walk in their shoes with a round at TPC Scottsdale is a bucket-list item. Golf enthusiasts will be in heaven, and we are so excited to be a part of it.”

Mahan defeated Rory McIlroy 2&1 in the Championship Match at the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship to claim his first World Golf Championships title. In addition to his victory over McIlroy, Mahan posted victories over Zach Johnson (19 holes), Y.E. Yang (5&3), Steve Stricker (4&3), Matt Kuchar (6&5) and Mark Wilson (2&1) en route to claiming his fourth PGA TOUR victory.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
The Accenture Match Play Championship is the first of four World Golf Championships events in 2012 sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours. The other World Golf Championships include the Cadillac Championship (Doral, Fla.), the Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio) and the HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China). The Accenture Match Play Championship is broadcast to approximately 580 million households in 224 countries and territories in 29 languages. Proceeds from the Accenture Match Play Championship primarily benefit The Tucson Conquistadores youth charities, including The First Tee of Tucson, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and Pima County Special Olympics. Since the Accenture Match Play Championship moved to Tucson in 2007, more than $7.5 million has been raised for area charities as a result of the tournament, including $1.348 million from the 2011 event.

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