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Tournament results: US Professional Match Play

Results for the US Professional Match Play are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1972
America
North Carolina CC
2 & 1
$40,000
L&M Tobacco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

North Carolina CC

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

L&M Tobacco

Played as the U.S. Professional Match Play Championship (Aug 26/27). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat Frank Beard (USA) 2 and 1 in the final. [CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC]. Note: 16-player event comprising the leading eight players from first two rounds of the Leggitt & Myers Open, who switched into the match play event, joining eight invited exempt players. Played in parallel with the last two rounds of the Liggett & Myers Open on the same course.

1973
America
Schroeder, John
MacGregor Downs
2-up
$40,000
L&M Tobacco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schroeder, John

Venue

MacGregor Downs

Score

2-up

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

L&M Tobacco

Played as the U.S. Professional Match Play Championship (Aug 25/26). 27-year-old John Schroeder (USA) beat DeWitt Weaver (USA) 2-up in the final, to record his first PGA Tour win. [MacGregor Downs CC, Cary, NC]. Note: 16-player event comprising the leading eight players from first two rounds of the Leggitt & Myers Open, who switched into the match play event, joining eight invited exempt players. Played in parallel with the last two rounds of the Liggett & Myers Open on the same course.

1971
America
Weaver, DeWitt
North Carolina CC
71 (-1)
$35,000
L&M Tobacco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Weaver, DeWitt

Venue

North Carolina CC

Score

71 (-1)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

L&M Tobacco

Played as the inaugural Liggett & Myers Open Match Play Championship (Aug 26-29; medal match play; field of 64 players). Losing finalist Phil Rodgers (USA) finished 6 shots behind 31-year-old DeWitt Weaver (USA), who shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final to record his first PGA Tour win in his seventh year on the Tour. [CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC].

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