2004 HSBC World Match Play Championship

The 2004 HSBC World Match Play Championship was the 41st HSBC World Match Play Championship played and the 1st time played as an official European Tour event. It was played from 14–17 October at the Wentworth Club. The champion received €1,443,830 (£1,000,000 or $2,042,513.20) making it the biggest first prize in golf at the time. Each match was played over 36 holes. Ernie Els defeated Lee Westwood 2 and 1 in the final to win the tournament for the sixth time, (his first official HSBC World Match Play Championship victory on the European Tour).[1]

2004 HSBC World Match Play Championship
Tournament information
Dates14–17 October 2004
LocationVirginia Water, Surrey, England
Course(s)Wentworth Club
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatMatch play – 36 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length7,073 yards (6,468 m)
Field16 players
Prize fund£1,660,000
Winner's share£1,000,000
Champion
South Africa Ernie Els
def. Lee Westwood 2 & 1
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CourseEdit

Front nine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Yardage 474 154 447 496 191 354 396 400 452 3,364
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35
Back nine 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Yardage 184 404 509 467 179 481 383 571 531 3,709
Par 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 37
Front 9 Back 9 Total
Yardage 3,364 3,709 7,073
Par 35 37 72

BracketEdit

First round
14 October
Quarterfinals
15 October
Semifinals
16 October
Championship
17 October
            
1   Ernie Els 2&1
16   Scott Drummond
1   Ernie Els 1up
9   Ángel Cabrera
8   K. J. Choi
9   Ángel Cabrera 1 up
1   Ernie Els
5   Pádraig Harrington 5&4
5   Pádraig Harrington 2&1
12   Chris Riley
5   Pádraig Harrington 1up
13   Thomas Levet
4   Mike Weir
13   Thomas Levet 2&1
1   Ernie Els 2&1
14   Lee Westwood
6   Retief Goosen 12&11
11   Jeff Maggert
6   Retief Goosen
14   Lee Westwood 2&1
3   Todd Hamilton
14   Lee Westwood 4&3
14   Lee Westwood 1up
10   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
7   Miguel Ángel Jiménez 3&2
10   Steve Flesch
10   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
15   Bernhard Langer 2&1
2   Vijay Singh
15   Bernhard Langer 37h

Prize money breakdownEdit

Actual prize fundEdit

Place Euro (€) Pounds (£) US ($)
Champion 1,443,830 1,000,000 2,042,513
Runner-Up 577,532 400,000 817,005
Losing Semi Finalist x 2 173,259 120,000 245,101
Losing Quarter Finalists x 4 115,506 80,000 163,400
Losing First Round x 8 86,629 60,000 122,55
Total €2,396,756 £1,660,000 $3,390,569

Breakdown for European Tour Order of MeritEdit

Place Euro (€) Pounds (£) US ($)
Champion 597,884 406,660 830,607
Runner-Up 398,594 271,110 553,745
Losing Semi Finalist x 2 201,968 120,000 280,583
Losing Quarter Finalists x 4 118,742 80,000 164,961
Losing First Round x 8 61,972 42,151 86,093
Total €1,379,120 £938,014.17 $1,915,988

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Els claims record sixth victory in HSBC World Match Play Championship". European Tour. 17 October 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

External linksEdit

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