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# who won the match play golf

## How does match play work in golf?

Unlike in stroke play, where a player aims to post the lowest score over 18 holes, golfers in match play have to try to win more holes than their opponent. In theory, match play golf can be viewed as a series of 18 separate games within a round. Each golfer plays a ball and after every hole, the scores are compared to determine who wins the hole.

## What is the largest margin of victory in golf match play?

The largest margin of victory possible in match play is 108, which is when one player or team wins the first 10 holes. Anything else? When a player is in a position where they can still halve the match but cannot lose, this is known as “dormie”.

## What is a 2&1 winner in golf?

A winner is declared when the lead of a player or team is greater than the number of holes remaining, meaning the opposition can no longer mathematically close the gap. For example, if Player A is 2-up with one hole to play, they have won the match “21”.

## How many days does it take to play the WGC Match Play?

Both are played over three days between teams of 12, with a variety of fourball, foursomes and singles matches. The WGC-Match Play, co-sanctioned by the PGA and DP World Tours, is one of the more popular events of the men’s season.

## How many holes did Kisner play in the pool?

Both Kisner and Poulter were pains in the backside again. Kisner was 4-up through seven holes before defeating Justin Thomas 2 and 1, and he’s 2-0 in his pool. Poulter was 3-up with three holes to play before hanging on to defeat Cameron Smith 1 up, and he, too, is 2-0 in his pool.

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## How many wins did Kevin Kisner have in the match play?

Kevin Kisner, entering the day, was 15-5-1 in matches at the Match Play, including his six wins on his way to the 2019 title, and his five wins on his way to a runner-up finish in 2018. (Last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.)

## How many yards short of the 10th was the drive?

His drive on the 10th was 274 yards short of that.

## Who split the match between Dustin Johnson and Robert McIntyre?

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson halved his match with Robert McIntyre, and Jordan Spieth and Matthew Wolff split their match.

## What is the 20th anniversary of Casey Martin vs the PGA Tour?

May 29th is the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision for Casey Martin vs. the PGA Tour, enabling him & other golfers with disabilities to use carts during competition. Martin, 48, is the longtime Oregon men’s coach & this month led the Ducks to a 14th straight NCAA regionals berth. For more on the historic case, see our 2011 story @ https://www.espn.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=6561119

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## Who is the oldest golfer in the world?

Phil Mickelson, at 50, has become the oldest major champion in history by winning the PGA Championship by two shots over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen. Nick Pietruszkiewicz. PGA News. Everything you need to know about the men’s Olympic golf tournament at the Tokyo Games.

## What is match play?

Unlike in stroke play, where a player aims to post the lowest score over 18 holes, golfers in match play have to try to win more holes than their opponent.

## How does the scoring work?

Whichever player, or team, completes the hole in the fewest strokes wins the hole, and therefore wins a point. If both scores are identical, the hole is halved, resulting in no change to the overall score.

## Anything else?

When a player is in a position where they can still halve the match but cannot lose, this is known as “dormie”. So if Player A is 2-up with two holes to play, they are “dormie 2”.

## Playing with handicaps

In a handicap match, it is the lowest net score that wins each hole. The golfer with the highest handicap receives extra shots according to the difference between each players’ handicaps.

## Match play on tour

The Ryder and Solheim Cups are both match play golf events. Both are played over three days between teams of 12, with a variety of fourball, foursomes and singles matches.

## How far down did Horschel chip in?

His only birdie was a chip-in from 40 feet below the fifth green, yet Horschel didn’t lose another hole.

## How old was Scheffler in the final?

Neither did Scheffler, the 24- year-old Texas graduate who reached the final by taking down three former Match Play champions and two players from the top 10 in the world. His only birdie in the final match was a 35-footer that Horschel conceded after driving into the ravine on the second hole.

## How many holes did Horschel play in the longest week in golf?

And that was a thing of beauty. Horschel won six out of his seven matches over 122 holes in the longest week in golf, and he had just enough left in the tank in strong wind to hold off Scottie Scheffler, 2 and 1, in a sloppy championship match at Austin Country Club.

## How far did Scheffler go on hole 14?

Two holes later, Scheffler stuck his approach into 5 feet on No. 14 with a chance to get to 1 down.

## How many holes did Perez lose in the semifinals?

Perez wasn’t much better in his semifinal match. The French golfer lost three holes on the back nine to Horschel by making bogey or worse, including a three-putt on the 14th hole.

## Did Horschel make it easy on himself?

Horschel didn’t make it easy on himself. He was poised to take control on the par-5 12th when Scheffler’s approach went into the water. Horschel had a wedge to the green and sent it over the flag into a bunker, leaving him a shot he couldn’t get any closer than about 18 feet. He wound up with a bogey, and Scheffler had a 10-footer for par to win the hole.

## Did Horschel take control of the par 5 12th?

Horschel didn’t make it easy on himself. He was poised to take control on the par-5 12th when Scheffler’s approach went into the water. Horschel had a wedge to the green and sent it over the flag into a bunker, leaving him a shot he couldn’t get any closer than about 18 feet.

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