World Match Play


 

World Match Play

 
World Match Play tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

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2014
Volvo
Ilonen, Mikko
3 & 1
€650,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (Oct 15-19). Ilonen (Fin) beat Henrik Stenson (Swe) 3 and 1 in the 18-hole final to become the first Finnish winner of this event. [International course, London GC, Ash, Kent].
2013
Volvo
2 & 1
€800,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 16-19). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Thracian Cliffs G&BC, Kavarna, Bulgaria].
2012
Volvo
1 up
€700,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 17-20). Colsaerts (Belg) beat Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final to record his biggest European Tour win to date. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
2011
Volvo
2 & 1
€800,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 19-22). Poulter (Eng) beat Luke Donald (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
2010
x
(not played)
x
x
World Match Play not played in 2010.
2009
Volvo
Fisher, Ross
4 & 3
€750,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1). Ross Fisher (Eng) beat Anthony Kim (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Robert Allenby (Aus) beat Angel Cabrera (Arg) in the playoff for third place. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
2008
x
(not played)
x
x
World Match Play not played in 2008.
2007
HSBC
6 & 4
£1,000,000
Played as the HSBC World Match Play (Oct 11-14). Els (RSA) beat Angel Cabrera (Arg) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final, to claim the richest prize in golf in 2007. This was Els' seventh World Match Play title. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2006
HSBC
10 & 8
£1,000,000
Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Sept 14-17). Casey (Eng) beat Shaun Micheel (USA) by a tournament record score of 10 and 8 in the 36-hole final. Casey was playing in this event for the first time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2005
HSBC
2 & 1
£1,000,000
Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Sept 15-18). Campbell (NZ) beat Paul McGinley (Ire) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to scoop the richest prize in golf in 2005. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2004
HSBC
2 & 1
£1,000,000
Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-17). Els (RSA) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. This was Els' third consecutive win in this event and a record-breaking sixth win overall, overtaking Seve Ballesteros's five World Match Play titles. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2003
HSBC
4 & 3
£1,000,000
Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Oct 16-19). Els (RSA) beat good friend and fellow Wentworth resident Thomas Bjørn (Den) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final to win the Mark McCormack Trophy. This was Els fifth World Match Play title, equalling Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2002
Cisco Systems
2 & 1
£250,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 17-20). Els (RSA) beat Sergio García (Esp) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final, to win his fourth World Matchplay title. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2001
Cisco Systems
2 & 1
£250,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 11-14). Woosnam (Wales) beat Pádraig Harrington (Ire) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2000
Cisco Systems
38th hole
£250,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 5-8). Westwood (Eng) beat defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a birdie at the 38th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1999
Cisco Systems
3 & 2
£170,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-17). Montgomerie (Scot) beat defending champion Mark O'Meara (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1998
Cisco Systems
1 up
£170,000
Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 15-18). O'Meara (USA) beat Tiger Woods (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1997
Toyota
1 up
£170,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-12). Singh (Fiji) beat defending champion Ernie Els (RSA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1996
Toyota
3 & 2
£170,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 17-20). Els (RSA) beat Vijay Singh (Fiji) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to record his third straight win in this event. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1995
Toyota
2 & 1
£170,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 12-15). Defending champion Els (RSA) beat Steve Elkington (Aus) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1994
Toyota
4 & 2
£160,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 13-16). Els (RSA) beat Colin Montgomerie (Scot) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1993
Toyota
1 up
£160,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 21-24). Pavin (USA) beat defending champion Nick Faldo (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1992
Toyota
8 & 7
£160,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 8-11). Faldo (Eng) beat Jeff Sluman (USA) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1991
Toyota
3 & 2
£150,000
Played as the Toyota World Match Play Championship (Oct 17-20). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Nick Price (Zim) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to win this event for the fifth time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1990
Suntory
4 & 2
£100,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Sept 20-23). Woosnam (Wales) beat Mark McNulty (Zim) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1989
Suntory
1 up
£100,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 12-15). Faldo (Eng) beat Ian Woosnam (Wales) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1988
Suntory
2 & 1
£75,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 6-10). Lyle (Scot) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1987
Suntory
1 up
£75,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 15-18). Woosnam (Wales) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1986
Suntory
2 & 1
£75,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 2-5). Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1985
Suntory
6 & 5
£50,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Sept 26-29). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. Langer was also runner-up to Ballesteros the year before. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1984
Suntory
2 & 1
£45,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Sept 27-30). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1983
Suntory
3 & 2
£35,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 6-9). Norman (Aus) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1982
Suntory
37th hole
£35,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-17). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) at the 37th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1981
Suntory
1 up
£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 8-11). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1980
Suntory
1 up
£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-12). Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1979
Suntory
1 up
£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 11-14; field of 12 players). Rogers (USA) beat defending champion Isao Aoki (Jpn) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1978
Colgate
3 & 2
£30,000
Played as the Colgate World Match Play Championship (Oct 12-15; field of 16 players). Aoki (Jpn) beat Simon Owen (NZ) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1977
Colgate
5 & 3
£30,000
Played as the Colgate World Match Play Championship (Oct 5-8; field of 16 players). Marsh (Aus) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1976
Piccadilly
38th hole
£25,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 7-9; field of eight players). Graham (Aus) beat defending champion Hale Irwin (USA) at the 38th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1975
Piccadilly
4 & 2
£10,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-11; field of eight players). Defending champion Irwin (USA) beat Al Geiberger (USA) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1974
Piccadilly
3 & 1
£10,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 10-12; field of eight players). Irwin (USA) beat defending champion Gary Player (RSA) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1973
Piccadilly
40th hole
£10,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 11-13; field of eight players). Player (RSA) beat Graham Marsh (Aus) at the 40th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1972
Piccadilly
4 & 3
£8,500
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 12-14; field of eight players). Weiskopf (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1971
Piccadilly
5 & 4
£8,500
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 7-9; field of eight players). Player (RSA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1970
Piccadilly
2 & 1
£5,750
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 8-10; field of eight players). Nicklaus (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1969
Piccadilly
37th hole
£5,750
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-11; field of eight players). Bob Charles (NZ) beat Gene Littler (USA) at the 37th hole in the final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1968
Piccadilly
1 up
£5,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 10-12; field of eight players). Gary Player (RSA) beat Bob Charles (NZ) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1967
Piccadilly
1 up
£5,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Tournament (Oct 12-14; field of eight players). Palmer (USA) beat Peter Thomson (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1966
Piccadilly
6 & 4
£5,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Tournament (Oct 6-8; field of eight players). Defending champion Player (RSA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1965
Piccadilly
3 & 2
£5,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-16; field of eight players). Player (RSA) beat Peter Thomson (Aus) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1964
Piccadilly
2 & 1
£5,000
Played as the inaugural Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-11; field of eight players). Palmer (USA) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
 

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