Accenture’s exit leaves WGC Match Play in limbo
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will be without a sponsor after next month’s event and might be on the move.
Accenture, a global management-consulting company, has sponsored the event since its 1999 inception. The company has told the Tour that the Feb. 19-23 event at Marana, Ariz., would be its last.
The future of the Match Play, which ends the West Coast swing, could include a later date and move from the desert, according to sources involved in the negotiations. It all depends on the sponsor.
Adam Scott, the reigning Masters champion and No. 2 player in the world, won’t be playing this year’s Match Play, saying The Golf Club at Dove Mountain doesn’t fit his eye. His interest in the tournament could change with a new site.
“Absolutely,” Scott said. “No doubt.”