Does it always need to be played in February? As a World Golf Championship event, does it need to always be played in the USA? there are some great venues that could be used for match play around the world. Valderamma and any Scottish links course come to mind. I am sure that there are a number of other great places that could be used in locations where SNOW and daily high temps of 38-42 degrees are not an issue!
Croc and 19th hole are right it does not always have to be played in the US. I think the sponsors wanted it there. Crazy weather for Tucson in February, I lived there for 7 years and it was had flakes of snow once barely.
The best out of this is Poulter complaining how draining the consolation matches were. So much so, Jason day pulled out of the Honda this week. I doubt Poulter is giving back the $400 grand he earned though at WCG last week.