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What is the world's best match play venue?

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In the spirit of the WGC-Accenture Match Play at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Matt Ginella has unveiled his own match play-style bracket featuring 16 of the world's best match play golf courses. 

It began with the unveiling of his top 16 venues for match play, as well as going over the methodology of exactly what it takes for a golf course to be worthy of a great match play event.

"It's a lot of holes that have a lot of risk-reward," Ginella said. "And you've got to have that fantastic finish." 

On Wednesday, it was time to start slicing up the bracket: 

Video: First round winners and losers in Ginella's match play golf courses bracket 

Along with John Cook, Ginella goes over his bracket's first round, which includes such heavyweights as Pebble Beach and Pine Valley getting outsted:

 


More: Pete Dye, Jim Urbina and Geoff Shackelford talk about what makes a great match play golf course


Update: Augusta National and the Old Course in St. Andrews show down in Matt Ginella's Match Play venues bracket finals:

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