Accenture Warm Up 1
Golfers and caddies make their way down the fairway of the third hole Monday morning, the first day of warm-ups, in preparation for the Accenture Match Play Championship, which begins Wednesday. Golfers from around the world, including Tiger Woods and last year’s champion Ian Poulter, will compete during the weeklong event at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana.
Accenture Warm Up 2
Former Accenture Match Play Championship winner Henrik Stenson, from Sweden, signs autographs for visitors before a warm-up round Monday morning. Stenson, who is ranked No. 65 in the world rankings, is playing because Toru Taniguchi withdrew from the competition due to a neck injury.
Accenture Warm Up 3
The top 64 golfers from around the world are coming to Marana this week for the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Accenture Warm Up 4
Visitors watch golfers warm up on the driving range Tuesday morning at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Accenture Warm Up 5
The grandstands, which were virtually empty Tuesday morning, will be filled with golf fans coming to Marana Feb. 23-27 to watch the top 64 golfers from around the world.
Accenture Warm Up 6
Camilo Villegas, from Colombia, makes notes on the driving range Tuesday morning. Villegas will be matched against J.B. Holmes instead of Tim Clark, who withdrew from the Accenture Match Play Championship because of an elbow injury.
Accenture Warm Up 7
Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, warms up by chipping onto the second green of the Accenture Match Play Championship’s course Monday morning. McIlroy, 21, is ranked No. 15 in the world.
Accenture Warm Up 8
Tiny blades of grass scatter in the air as a golfer hits his ball a couple hundred yards down the practice range at the Accenture Match Play Championship Monday morning.
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:00 am
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