Volvo World Match Play Championship     
     

First played: 1964    
Most wins: 7 - Ernie Els – (1994, 95, 96, 02,  03, 04 and 07)    
 5 – Gary Player (1965, 66, 68, 71, and 73)    
 5 – Seve Ballesteros (1981, 82, 84, 85 and 91)    
Consecutive wins: Ernie Els (1994-96 and 2002-04)    
 Gary Player (1965-66); Hale Irwin (1974-75)    
 Seve Ballesteros (1981-82 and 84-85),     
Best 18 hole scores: 12 under par, Ernie Els, 2002    
 11 under par, Colin Montgomerie, 2000    
 11 under par, Padraig Harrington, 2001 (Final)    
Best match scores: 15 under par (31 holes), Ernie Els 2002    
 15 under par (33 holes), Colin Montgomerie, 2000    
 15 under par (37 holes), Sandy Lyle, 1986;    
Best outward nine: 28 (-7), Ian Woosnam, 2001 (Final)    
Best inward nines: 30 (-7), Sir Nick Faldo, 1989    
 30 (-7), Ronan Rafferty, 1990    
 30 (-7), Padraig Harrington, 2001 (Final)    
 30 (-7), Ernie Els, 2002    
Largest winning margins: Retief Goosen beat Jeff Maggert, 2004 (12 & 11)    
 Retief Goosen beat Mark Hensby, 2005 (12 & 11)    
 Mark O’Meara beat Vijay Singh, 1998 (11 & 10)    
 Tom Watson beat Dale Hayes, 1978 (11 & 9)    
 Gary Player beat Jean Garaialde, 1969 (10 & 9)    
 Ian Woosnam beat Lee Westwood, 2001 (10 & 9)    
 Arnold Palmer beat Roberto de Vicenzo, 1966 (10 & 8)    
 Ernie Els beat Mark Brooks, 1996 (10 & 8)    
 Paul Casey beat Shaun Micheel, 2006 (10 & 8) (Final)    
Longest matches: Michael Campbell beat Sir Nick Faldo at 43rd, 2002    
 Gary Player beat Graham Marsh at 40th, 1973 (Final)    
 Isao Aoki beat Seve Ballesteros at 40th, 1979    
 Darren Clarke beat Sir Nick Faldo at 40th, 2000    
Most successive birdies: 7, Ian Woosnam, 1992 (holes 23-29)    
 7, Ian Woosnam, 2001 (Final), (holes 2-8)    
Most successive pars: 16, Bob Charles, 1971, (5th to 20th)    
 16, Raymond Floyd, 1977, (6th to 21st)    
Best comebacks: Gary Player, 1965, (7 down after 19 holes to Tony Lema,     
 winning at 37th hole)    
 Ernie Els, 1996, (6 down after 18 holes to Steve Stricker,    
 winning by 1 hole)    
 Sandy Lyle, 1982, (6 down after 18 holes to Nick Faldo,     
 winning 2 & 1)     
Most appearances: 20 – Gary Player (1964-74 and 1976-84)    
 20 – Seve Ballesteros (1976-94 and 2001)    
Most successive appearances: 19 – Seve Ballesteros (1976-94)    

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T1REED, PatrickUSA-
T1ILONEN, MikkoFIN-
T1GALLACHER, StephenSCO-
T1LOWRY, ShaneIRL-
T1MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR-
T1JAIDEE, ThongchaiTHA-
T1LEVY, AlexanderFRA-
T1BLIXT, JonasSWE-
T1LARRAZÁBAL, PabloESP-
T1COETZEE, GeorgeRSA-

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