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Another in a series of profiles for the Accenture World Match Play Championship from Feb. 25-March 1 in Marana:

Robert Allenby (Australia)

Ranking: No. 30 Born: Melbourne, Australia Age: 37 Ht/Wt: 6-2/178 Turned pro: 1992 Pro wins: 20. PGA Tour wins: 4 Match Play record: 8-8

Notable: Had a disappointing first season in America, coming 126th on the money list, but in 2000 he won the Shell Houston Open and the Advil Western Open.

Did you know? His highest placing in a major is a tie for seventh, at the 2004 U.S. Open and 2008 British Open.

Ian Poulter (England)

Ranking: No. 31 Born: Hitchin, England Age: 33 Ht/Wt: 6-1/189 Turned pro: 1995 Pro wins: 9 Match Play record: 10-6

Notable: At the 2008 Masters Tournament, Poulter made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at Augusta National in the first round. At the 2008 Open Championship, Poulter had the clubhouse lead on the last round before being beaten by defending champion Pádraig Harrington.

Did you know? Known for his often radical dress sense, including trousers featuring the famous Claret Jug, worn at both the 2005 and 2006 Open Championships.

Martin Kaymer (Germany)

Ranking: No. 22 Born: Dusseldorf, West Germany Age: 23 Ht/Wt: 6-0 1/2/163 Turned pro: 2005 Pro wins: 10 Match Play record: 0-1

Notable: Started 2008 by winning his maiden European Tour event with a wire-to-wire victory at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. This achievement lifted him to 34th in the world rankings making him the only player in the top 50 under the age of 25.

Notable: On Oct. 18, 2007 at the Portugal Masters, Kaymer shot a first round of 61 (-11).


Where: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana

Tickets: 571-0400 or 866-942-2672; www.worldgolfchampionships.com

Match Play profiles: Allenby, Poulter and Kaymer

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