HSBC World Match Play Championship
HSBC World Match Play Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event

 Dates: Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th
 Site: Wentworth Club (West Course), Surrey, England
 Course Architect: H.S. Colt (1924)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,072
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 473 Yds   10 - Par 3 184 Yds
               2 - Par 3 154 Yds   11 - Par 4 403 Yds
               3 - Par 4 447 Yds   12 - Par 5 509 Yds
               4 - Par 5 497 Yds   13 - Par 4 467 Yds
               5 - Par 3 191 Yds   14 - Par 3 179 Yds
               6 - Par 4 354 Yds   15 - Par 4 481 Yds
               7 - Par 4 396 Yds   16 - Par 4 383 Yds
               8 - Par 4 400 Yds   17 - Par 5 571 Yds
               9 - Par 4 452 Yds   18 - Par 5 531 Yds
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                    35 3,364 Yds         37 3,708 Yds
 
 Annual: 42nd

 2004 Champion: Ernie Els
 Runner-Up: Lee Westwood
 Largest Winning Margin in Finals: Nick Faldo def. Jeff Sluman, 8 & 7, 1992
 Longest Match in Finals: Gary Player def. Graham Marsh, 1-up (40 holes), 1973
 Largest Winning Margin in any match: Retief Goosen def. J.Maggert, 12&11, 2004
 Longest Match: Michael Campbell def. Nick Faldo, 1-up (43 holes), 2002
 Best Single Round: 60 (Ernie Els, 2002)
 Best Match Scores: 15-under-par (Ernie Els, 2002 - 31 holes);
                                 (Colin Montgomerie, 2000 - 33 holes);
                                 (Sandy Lyle, 1986 - 37 holes)
 Total Purse: $4,448,007 (2,440,000 pounds)
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,822,910; 2nd - 729,164; Semifinalist; 218,749;
         2nd Round loser - 145,847; 1st Round loser - 109,385
 
 
                 Past World Match-Play Championship Results
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 Year        Winner            Runner-up           Result
 ----        ------            ---------           ------
 2004        Ernie Els         Lee Westwood        2 & 1
 2003        Ernie Els         Thomas Bjorn        4 & 3
 2002        Ernie Els         Sergio Garcia       2 & 1
 2001        Ian Woosnam       Padraig Harrington  2 & 1
 2000        Lee Westwood      Colin Montgomerie   38th hole
 1999        Colin Montgomerie Mark O'Meara        3 and 2
 1998        Mark O'Meara      Tiger Woods         1-up
 1997        Vijay Singh       Ernie Els           1-up
 1996        Ernie Els         Vijay Singh         3 & 2
 1995        Ernie Els         Steve Elkington     3 & 1
 1994        Ernie Els         Colin Montgomerie   4 & 2
 1993        Corey Pavin       Nick Faldo          1-up
 1992        Nick Faldo        Jeff Sluman         8 & 7
 1991        Seve Ballesteros  Nick Price          3 & 2
 1990        Ian Woosnam       Mark McNulty        4 & 2
 1989        Nick Faldo        Ian Woosnam         1-up
 1988        Sandy Lyle        Nick Faldo          2 & 1
 1987        Ian Woosnam       Sandy Lyle          1-up
 1986        Greg Norman       Sandy Lyle          2 & 1
 1985        Seve Ballesteros  Bernhard Langer     6 & 5
 1984        Seve Ballesteros  Bernhard Langer     2 & 1
 1983        Greg Norman       Nick Faldo          3 & 2
 1982        Seve Ballesteros  Sandy Lyle          37th hole
 1981        Seve Ballesteros  Ben Crenshaw        1-up
 1980        Greg Norman       Sandy Lyle          1-up
 1979        Bill Rogers       Isao Aoki           1-up
 1978        Isao Aoki         S.Owen              3 & 2
 1977        Graham Marsh      Ray Floyd           5 & 3
 1976        David Graham      Hale Irwin          38th hole
 1975        Hale Irwin        Al Geiberger        4 & 2
 1974        Hale Irwin        Gary Player         3 & 1
 1973        Gary Player       Graham Marsh        40th hole
 1972        Tom Weiskopf      Lee Trevino         4 & 3
 1971        Gary Player       Jack Nicklaus       5 & 4
 1970        Jack Nicklaus     Lee Trevino         2 & 1
 1969        Bob Charles       Gene Littler        37th hole
 1968        Gary Player       Bob Charles         1-up
 1967        Arnold Palmer     Peter Thomson       1-up
 1966        Gary Player       Jack Nicklaus       6 & 4
 1965        Gary Player       Peter Thomson       3 & 2
 1964        Arnold Palmer     Neil Coles          2 & 1

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