- 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",
- 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
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
Big Absence: Payne Stewart.