Andersen Consulting
World Match Play Championship 2000

Pre-Tournament Notes

  • Total Purse is $5,000,000. Prize money is considered "official" for each player's home Tour. Purse breakdown:

    - Champion: $1,000,000
    - Runner-Up: $500,000
    - 3rd Place: $400,000
    - 4th Place: $300,000
    - Quarterfinal: $150,000
    - Third-Round: $75,000
    - Second Round: $50,000
    - First Round: $25,000

  • The beneficiaries of last year's Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship were The First Tee ($250,000), Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center ($125,000), and La Costa Resort Charitable Fund in Partnership with the San Diego Foundation ($125,000).

    The Pro Kids Academy will receive this year's $125,00 donation at a special function and golf tournament to be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in June. According to Chip Boldin, Director of Golf, the funds donated last year helped improve the facilities, golf equipment and add a couple of persons to the staff. "We run the entire operation", said Chip regarding the Colina Park Golf Course. "We teach the children, and also maintain the facilities. We are in the process of building a new clubhouse. It'll be a two-story, 8000 square-foot building", he added.

  • Tiger Woods was presented with the 1999 Andersen Consulting Medal, given to the player with the best performance in the World Golf Championships events. Tiger Woods earned $2,150,000, the most aggregate money in 1999's three events, and was presented with the Medal and an additional $250,000. Woods won two of the three events (NEC Invitational, and American Express Championship), and won his first three matches in last year's Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship. In addition to presenting Tiger Woods with the Medal and money awars, Andersen Consulting will donate $250,000 to The First Tee initiative on behalf of Woods.

  • The Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship will be broadcast in 140 countries. The Media Center will be filled with 375 credentialed media, representing 152 Print/TV/Radio/Intenet outlets from 14 countries.

  • This week's field is comprised of 64 players from 17 different countries. The United States features 39 players, followed by Australia with four, and Spain with three, as the countries with most representatives. Due to the luck of the draw, 11 matches will feature an American player against an American player, so the United States will lose at least 11 players at the end of the first round.

    Woods is facing Michael Campbell from New Zealand in his first round match. Just like Nick Faldo did last year, Campbell made the field as the last seeded (#64) as an alternate for "Jumbo" Ozakii. Ozaki declined his invitation for a second straight year.

    Fourteen players are making their first appearance in this event: Sergio Garcia (#15), David Toms (#22), Chris Perry (#24), Tim Herron (#31), Retief Goosen (#32), Brent Geiberger (#45), Mike Weir (#48), Ted Tryba (#55), Padraig Harrington (#56), Duffy Waldorf (#60), Olin Browne (#62), Dennis Paulson (#63), Angel Cabrera (#64), and Michael Campbell (#65).

    Returning To Action: Defending champion Jeff Maggert, and runner-up Andrew Magee.

    Missing In Action: Nick Faldo (ranked #183), Eduardo Romero (ranked #78).

    Big Absence: Payne Stewart.