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  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open

Tournament results: World Match Play

Results for the World 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.
1974
Europe
3 & 1
£10,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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
Europe
40th hole
£10,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

40th hole

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

1975
Europe
4 & 2
£10,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Irwin, Hale

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

1990
Europe
4 & 2
£100,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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
Europe
1 up
£100,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

1 up

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

2006
Europe
10 & 8
£1,000,000
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

10 & 8

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

2003
Europe
4 & 3
£1,000,000
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Campbell, Michael

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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
Europe
2 & 1
£1,000,000
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

2007
Europe
6 & 4
£1,000,000
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

6 & 4

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£150,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1994
Europe
4 & 2
£160,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£160,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1992
Europe
8 & 7
£160,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faldo, Nick

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

£160,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1993
Europe
1 up
£160,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pavin, Corey

Score

1 up

Prize money

£160,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1996
Europe
3 & 2
£170,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1999
Europe
3 & 2
£170,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

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
Europe
1 up
£170,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

O'Meara, Mark

Score

1 up

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

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
Europe
1 up
£170,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Singh, Vijay

Score

1 up

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1995
Europe
2 & 1
£170,000
Toyota

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Toyota

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].

1976
Europe
38th hole
£25,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Graham, David

Score

38th hole

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

2001
Europe
2 & 1
£250,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£250,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

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
Europe
38th hole
£250,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westwood, Lee

Score

38th hole

Prize money

£250,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

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].

2002
Europe
2 & 1
£250,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£250,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

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].

1980
Europe
1 up
£30,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

1 up

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

1 up

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

1979
Europe
1 up
£30,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rogers, Bill

Score

1 up

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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
Europe
3 & 2
£30,000
Colgate

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

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
Europe
5 & 3
£30,000
Colgate

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Marsh, Graham

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

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].

1982
Europe
37th hole
£35,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

37th hole

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

1983
Europe
3 & 2
£35,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

1965
Europe
3 & 2
£5,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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
Europe
2 & 1
£5,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

1967
Europe
1 up
£5,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

1 up

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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
Europe
6 & 4
£5,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

6 & 4

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

1968
Europe
1 up
£5,000
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

1 up

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

1970
Europe
2 & 1
£5,750
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£5,750

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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
Europe
37th hole
£5,750
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Charles, Bob

Score

37th hole

Prize money

£5,750

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

2014
Europe
Ilonen, Mikko
3 & 1
€650,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ilonen, Mikko

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

€650,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Colsaerts, Nicolas

Score

1 up

Prize money

€700,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

1987
Europe
1 up
£75,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woosnam, Ian

Score

1 up

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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
Europe
2 & 1
£75,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

1988
Europe
2 & 1
£75,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lyle, Sandy

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

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].

2009
Europe
4 & 3
€750,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Fisher, Ross

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2013
Europe
2 & 1
€800,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McDowell, Graeme

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

€800,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2011
Europe
2 & 1
€800,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

€800,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

1971
Europe
5 & 4
£8,500
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£8,500

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

1972
Europe
4 & 3
£8,500
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weiskopf, Tom

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

£8,500

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

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].

2010
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

World Match Play not played in 2010.

2008
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

World Match Play not played in 2008.

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