World Matchplay Championship Format

Match play is a scoring system for golf in which a player earns points for each hole in which they have beaten their opponents.  In match play the unit of scoring is the hole, the most that can be scored per hole is one point, the player with the lowest score (par) on a given hole receives one point.  If there is a draw then the hole is halved.

2012 Format

The sixty-four eligible contestants will be divided up into four sections, with the seedings being based upon their current Official World Golf Ranking which will give you a good idea of the players World Match Play Odds depending on their ranking.  They will then get to grips with the almost brand new course at the Ritz-Carlton in Arizona for just the second time making the 2010 match play championship an exciting action packed event, a good place to make use of the free golf bets on offer.


The sixty-four players will be drawn against another player based on their ranking and split into four sections so the number 1 seed will play the number 64 seed etc. They then play 18 holes against each other and the winner will progress and the loser will go home. This will happen on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which will leave 8 players still involved on the weekend.


Saturday sees both the Quarter-finals and the Semi-finals which will be played morning and afternoon in head-to-head match play. The Semi-final winners will then progress to the Accenture World Match Play Championship Final. The losers will be heading into the 3rd place play-off, the match that no-one wants to play in.


The Accenture World Match Play Championship Final will be played over 36 holes in head-to-head match play with the first 18 holes in the morning followed by the second 18 in the afternoon.  The winner will have played seven rounds of golf and will then walk away with the bulk of the match play prize fund a cool 8 million dollars.