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The PGA Tour announced last week that a new tournament was coming to northwest Tucson. The Tucson Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event, will be played in Tucson’s Omni Tucson National Resort between March 16 and 22, next year.
With the announcement of the PGA Champions Tour coming to Arizona, the long rumored demise of the World Golf Championships-Match Play event in Marana is finally reality.
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It’s not too hard to miss Hannah Pearson practicing on the putting green. Among a group of adult golfers is a 5-year-old girl dressed in pink from head to toe – pink shoes, pink hat, to go along with her pink golf ball.
It’s one of the year’s biggest events held in the Tucson region, and for at least this year, Marana is hosting the Accenture Match Play Championship on the greens at Dove Mountain.
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If there’s one thing we know about this year’s Masters Tournament, it’s that anything was possible. From Tianlang Guan at age 14 becoming the youngest player in tournament history making the cut, to Tiger Woods being penalized, and to Adam Scott becoming the first Australian to ever win the Masters, this year’s tournament truly had something for everyone.
After play resumed Thursday, Tiger Woods lines up his putt on the fourth hole during his match against Charles Howell III. Howell defeated Woods.
Tiger Woods reacts after a putt misses the hole on the fourth.
Tiger Woods tees off on the fifth hole Thursday.
Tiger Woods lines up his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana.
Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the ninth green. Woods, who is currently ranked second by the PGA, fell to Charles Howell III during the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana.
There were a few upsets during the opening round, including both first- and second-ranked PGA players Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
From today until Sunday, the top golfers in the world will be competing for the Walter Hagan Cup at the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championships, in Marana at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The top golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, will be playing, along with Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, and last year’s returning champion Hunter Mahan. For tickets and daily matchups, visit www.worldgolfchampionships.com.
On Tuesday, Tiger Woods announced he will play in the 64-player Accenture Match Play Championship, to be held at Dove Mountain's Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Feb. 20-24. Woods is returning from a 17th-place finish last year.
A 50-cent set of plastic golf clubs and a couple of swings from a little girl is all it took for Carl and Avivi Pearson to realize that their daughter, Hannah, was no ordinary 1-year-old.
It’s only a month away. Do you have your tickets?
Local officials were happy last week when it was announced that the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship would return to Southern Arizona for at least two more years.
Wednesday kicked off the 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship tournament in Marana with few unexpected upsets.