News 12 @ 6 Saturday Feb. 23, 2008
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Stewart Cink will play in
the 36-hole final of the Accenture Match Play Championship.
After eliminating U.S. Open champ Angel Cabrera of Argentina 3-and-2 in the morning quarterfinals, Cink returned to the Dove Mountain course and defeated fellow American Justin Leonard 4-and-2.
Then he watched as Woods secured a 2-up victory over defending
champion Henrik Stenson. The world Number-1 beat K.C. Choi 3-and-2
in his first match of the day.
Woods figures to have an advantage in experience, among other
things. Cink has never made it this far in the Match Play
Championship, while Woods won in 2003 and 2004, and lost in the
final match to Darren Clarke in 2000.
Cink's last victory was the NEC Invitational at Firestone in
2004. Since that time, he is 0-for-85 on the PGA Tour, while Woods
has won 22 times in 56 starts.
It will be the sixth All-American final in 10 years of this
World Golf Championship event.
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