Volvo World Match Play Past Champions

Volvo World Match Play Championship Past Winners

Year Winner Country Runner-up Country Score
Volvo World Match Play Championship
2014 Mikko Ilonen Finland Henrik Stenson Sweden 3 & 1
2013 Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland Thongchai Jaidee Thailand 2 & 1
2012 Nicolas Colsaerts Belgium Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland 1 up
2011 Ian Poulter England Luke Donald England 2 & 1
2010 No Tournament
2009 Ross Fisher England Anthony Kim United States 4 & 3
2008 No tournament
HSBC World Match Play Championship
2007 Ernie Els (7) South Africa Ángel Cabrera Argentina 6 & 4
2006 Paul Casey England Shaun Micheel United States 10 & 8
2005 Michael Campbell New Zealand Paul McGinley Ireland 2 & 1
2004 Ernie Els (6) South Africa Lee Westwood England 2 & 1
2003 Ernie Els (5) South Africa Thomas Bjørn Denmark 4 & 3
Cisco World Match Play Championship
2002 Ernie Els (4) South Africa Sergio García Spain 2 & 1
2001 Ian Woosnam (3) Wales Pádraig Harrington Ireland 2 & 1
2000 Lee Westwood England Colin Montgomerie Scotland 38 holes
1999 Colin Montgomerie Scotland Mark O'Meara United States 3 & 2
1998 Mark O'Meara United States Tiger Woods United States 1 up
Toyota World Match Play Championship
1997 Vijay Singh Fiji Ernie Els South Africa 1 up
1996 Ernie Els (3) South Africa Vijay Singh Fiji 3 & 2
1995 Ernie Els (2) South Africa Steve Elkington Australia 3 & 1
1994 Ernie Els (1) South Africa Colin Montgomerie Scotland 4 & 2
1993 Corey Pavin United States Nick Faldo England 1 up
1992 Nick Faldo (2) England Jeff Sluman United States 8 & 7
1991 Seve Ballesteros (5) Spain Nick Price Zimbabwe 3 & 2
Suntory World Match Play Championship
1990 Ian Woosnam (2) Wales Mark McNulty Zimbabwe 4 & 2
1989 Nick Faldo (1) England Ian Woosnam Wales 1 up
1988 Sandy Lyle Scotland Nick Faldo England 2 & 1
1987 Ian Woosnam (1) Wales Sandy Lyle Scotland 1 up
1986 Greg Norman (3) Australia Sandy Lyle Scotland 2 & 1
1985 Seve Ballesteros (4) Spain Bernhard Langer Germany 6 & 5
1984 Seve Ballesteros (3) Spain Bernhard Langer Germany 2 & 1
1983 Greg Norman (2) Australia Nick Faldo England 3 & 2
1982 Seve Ballesteros (2) Spain Sandy Lyle Scotland 37 holes
1981 Seve Ballesteros (1) Spain Ben Crenshaw United States 1 up
1980 Greg Norman (1) Australia Sandy Lyle Scotland 1 up
1979 Bill Rogers United States Isao Aoki Japan 1 up
Colgate World Match Play Championship
1978 Isao Aoki Japan Simon Owen New Zealand 3 & 2
1977 Graham Marsh Australia Raymond Floyd United States 5 & 3
Piccadilly World Match Play Championship
1976 David Graham Australia Hale Irwin United States 38 holes
1975 Hale Irwin (2) United States Al Geiberger United States 4 & 2
1974 Hale Irwin (1) United States Gary Player South Africa 3 & 1
1973 Gary Player (5) South Africa Graham Marsh Australia 40 holes
1972 Tom Weiskopf United States Lee Trevino United States 4 & 3
1971 Gary Player (4) South Africa Jack Nicklaus United States 5 & 4
1970 Jack Nicklaus United States Lee Trevino United States 2 & 1
1969 Bob Charles New Zealand Gene Littler United States 37 holes
1968 Gary Player (3) South Africa Bob Charles New Zealand 1 up
1967 Arnold Palmer (2) United States Peter Thomson Australia 1 up
1966 Gary Player (2) South Africa Jack Nicklaus United States 6 & 4
1965 Gary Player (1) South Africa Peter Thomson Australia 3 & 2
1964 Arnold Palmer (1) United States Neil Coles England 2 & 1

Volvo World Match Play Championship Multiple Winners

  • 7 Wins:
    • Ernie Els — 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
  • 5 Wins:
    • Gary Player — 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1973
    • Seve Ballesteros — 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1991
  • 3 Wins:
    • Greg Norman — 1980, 1983, 1986
    • Ian Woosnam — 1987, 1990, 2001
  • 2 Wins:
    • Arnold Palmer — 1964, 1967
    • Hale Irwin — 1974, 1975
    • Nick Faldo — 1989, 1992