The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship could be on its way out of Tucson after next month.
According to a Golfweek.com report, Accenture, a global management-consulting company, has told the PGA Tour that next month’s tournament at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain will be the company’s last as the title sponsor.
Golfweek also reported that the tournament could be moved to later in the PGA Tour’s schedule and moved out of Tucson. That will depend on the new sponsor.
Accenture has sponsored the tournament since its inception in 1999. The tournament moved to Tucson in 2007 and spent its first two years at The Gallery.
In 2009, it was moved to Dove Mountain and is preparing for its sixth year at the course.
In an email to the Star, the PGA Tour said a decision on the future of the tournament and its sponsor had not been reached: “Neither the PGA Tour nor Accenture has made any official announcement on the future title sponsorship of the event or its location. We are all placing 100 percent of our energy and focus on putting the best possible tournament together for 2014.”
A few high-profile golfers have already stated their intentions to skip next month’s tournament at Dove Mountain including reigning Master’s champion Adam Scott and reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
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