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WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, October 29th through Sunday, October 31st
SITE:  Finca Cortesin Golf Club, Casares, Spain
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Cabell B. Robinson (2006)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,380
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 471 Yds 10 - Par 3 226 Yds
2 - Par 3 238 Yds 11 - Par 5 627 Yds
3 - Par 5 541 Yds 12 - Par 3 224 Yds
4 - Par 4 334 Yds 13 - Par 4 413 Yds
5 - Par 5 575 Yds 14 - Par 4 353 Yds
6 - Par 3 224 Yds 15 - Par 4 525 Yds
7 - Par 4 494 Yds 16 - Par 4 464 Yds
8 - Par 5 574 Yds 17 - Par 3 177 Yds
9 - Par 4 352 Yds 18 - Par 5 568 Yds
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37 3,803 Yds 35 3,577 Yds
Annual: 45th
Defending Champion: Ernie Els (Not defending)
Runner-Up: Angel Cabrera
Largest Winning Margin in Finals: Paul Casey def. Shaun Micheel, 10 & 8, 2006
Longest Match in Finals: Gary Player def. Graham Marsh, 1-up (40 holes), 1973
Largest Winning Margin in any match: Retief Goosen d. J.Maggert, 12&11, 2004;
Retief Goosen d. M.Hensby, 12 & 11, 2005
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: $4,830,171 (3,250,000 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $1,114,655; 2nd - $668,793; Third place - $371,572
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Ernie Els Won Anders Hansen T-5
Angel Cabrera 2nd Soren Hansen T-5
Hunter Mahan T-3 Andres Romero T-5
Henrik Stenson T-3 Eight players at T-9
Paul Casey T-5
Past Volvo World Match Play Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Not Held
2007 Ernie Els (6&4) -- Angel Cabrera
2006 Paul Casey (10&8) -- Shaun Micheel
2005 Michael Campbell (2&1) -- Paul McGinley
2004 Ernie Els (2&1) -- Lee Westwood
2003 Ernie Els (4&3) -- Thomas Bjorn
2002 Ernie Els (2&1) -- Sergio Garcia
2001 Ian Woosnam (2&1) -- Padraig Harrington
2000 Lee Westwood (38th hole) -- Colin Montgomerie
1999 Colin Montgomerie (3&2) -- Mark O'Meara
1998 Mark O'Meara (1-up) -- Tiger Woods
1997 Vijay Singh (1-up) -- Ernie Els
1996 Ernie Els (3&2) -- Vijay Singh
1995 Ernie Els (3&1) -- Steve Elkington
1994 Ernie Els (4&2) -- Colin Montgomerie
1993 Corey Pavin (1-up) -- Nick Faldo
1992 Nick Faldo (8&7) -- Jeff Sluman
1991 Seve Ballesteros (3&2) -- Nick Price
1990 Ian Woosnam (4&2) -- Mark McNulty
1989 Nick Faldo (1-up) -- Ian Woosnam
1988 Sandy Lyle (2&1) -- Nick Faldo
1987 Ian Woosnam (1-up) -- Sandy Lyle
1986 Greg Norman (2&1) -- Sandy Lyle
1985 Seve Ballesteros (6&5) -- Bernhard Langer
1984 Seve Ballesteros (2&1) -- Bernhard Langer
1983 Greg Norman (3&2) -- Nick Faldo
1982 Seve Ballesteros (37th hole) -- Sandy Lyle
1981 Seve Ballesteros (1-up) -- Ben Crenshaw
1980 Greg Norman (1-up) -- Sandy Lyle
1979 Bill Rogers (1-up) -- Isao Aoki
1978 Isao Aoki (3&2) -- Simon Owen
1977 Graham Marsh (5&3) -- Ray Floyd
1976 David Graham (38th hole) -- Hale Irwin
1975 Hale Irwin (4&2) -- Al Geiberger
1974 Hale Irwin (3&1) -- Gary Player
1973 Gary Player (40th hole) -- Graham Marsh
1972 Tom Weiskopf (4&3) -- Lee Trevino
1971 Gary Player (5&4) -- Jack Nicklaus
1970 Jack Nicklaus (2&1) -- Lee Trevino
1969 Bob Charles (37th hole) -- Gene Littler
1968 Gary Player (1-up) -- Bob Charles
1967 Arnold Palmer (1-up) -- Peter Thomson
1966 Gary Player (6&4) -- Jack Nicklaus
1965 Gary Player (3&2) -- Peter Thomson
1964 Arnold Palmer (2&1) -- Neil Coles
Note: Formerly called Piccadilly Match-Play (1964-76), Colgate Match-Play
(1977-78), Suntory Match-Play (1979-90), Toyota World Match Play Championship (1991-97), Cisco World Match Play Championship (1998-2002), HSBC World Match Play Championship (2003-07).



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