The Accenture Match Play Championship is coming back in February and so is the next issue of About Town, our community e-newsletter. The cover story is about last year’s winner, Matt Kuchar, who has many reasons to come back to Marana. Check out this excerpt from the article.
Kuchar has already confirmed that he’ll defend his title in Marana. Winning six one-on-one matches against outstanding players over five consecutive days is a change of pace that Kuchar welcomes.
“I don’t have a great answer to why guys skip it,” Kuchar said. “I think that it’s such a fun, unique event. We play a 72-hole stroke play event every week of the year. I think it’s great to mix it up and have some different events.”
Kuchar has a little more incentive to make Marana a yearly stop on his schedule. Sybi, his wife of 11 years, is a big fan of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.
“My wife gets asked time after time what her favorite event of the year is,” he said. “Every year when we’re out at Dove Mountain, she says that’s her favorite. The people at the Ritz-Carlton take good care of us. It’s a special place.”
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