World Matchplay Golf Championship 2013 - Volvo Tournament Looking Hot
The first World Golf Championship event of 2013 is here and we are up and running at the Accenture World Match Play event at the Ritz Carlton Golf Course in Arizona, the Worlds best 64 players have gathered to play in the finest Match-Play event on the golf calendar. The Accenture World Match Play Golf Odds are always hugely competitive with any of the players in the field capable of having a good week and taking the trophy, this is exactly what makes this tournament so interesting from a betting point of view.
Volvo World Match Play Championship Odds 2013
Over the past few years we have seen a big revival in the Volvo World Match Play with the tournament now down in Spain at the brilliant Finca Cortesin course on the Costa Del Sol. There will be 24 players in the field in 2012 with eight groups of three players taking each other on over the first couple of days before the qualified players do battle over the weekend in the latter stages of the tournament. The Volvo really has seen its profile boosted over the past few years and the European Tour are looking for that expansion to continue over the coming years with a bigger field and more prize money now on offer.
There were good wins on the first day of the Volvo this year with the likes of Ian Poulter and Martin Kaymer the star names in Spain.
WGC World Match Play Golf
The World Match Play Championship is an annual golf match play tournament,and is part of the World Golf Championship Series and is sponsored by Accenture. The event is played by the worlds 64 highest ranked golfers and consists of 18-hole matches played in a single day, including both the quarter-final and semi-final being played on the same day and a 36-hole Championship match. The event ranks high on the pay day list for golfers and the total World Match Play Prize fund of 8 million dollars is up for grabs. Past world match play winners have included some of the world's top golfers and this can be a very hard competition to win.
The World Match Play event was first played in 1999 when the World Golf Championship (WGC) was set up and it takes its place alongside the CA Championship and the Bridgestone Invitiational in making up the WGC Series. In 2011 the event will be played at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Arizona, USA for the second time, having previously been played at courses such as the La Costa Resort and Spa Club and the Gallery Golf Club also in Arizona.
WGC World Match Play Championship Players
The worlds best players will arrive in Arizona in 2011 to lay claim to the impressive money pot on offer, the top 64 players who are available will descend on Arizona with the aim of taking home the prize fund. Tiger Woods is unlikely to take his place in the field as he continues his break from the game, all the other big names will be involved including Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and the best players from Europe including Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia.
Great excitement always surrounds the Accenture World Match Play Championship as it is the first time the top 64 players will meet in the 2011 season. This years course is an inspiring 7814 yards from the first tee and comes in at 72 par which should come to create a fantastic game of golf for all involved and with this being the first World Matchplay Tournament at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club the field should be wide open.
World Matchplay Golf Betting
In this guide you will find details of the past world match play winners, and a breakdown of this years players and a hole by hole guide to the course. The most popular type of bet on golf is match play outright betting which is when you back one player from all the tournament players before the event starts this will give you the best odds as you can still bet during the event but the odds will change drastically once play commences. There are also lots of World Match Play online free golf bets to take advantage of.