A long week of exceptional golf concluded today with the final of the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship when world number 5 Henrik Stenson took on the winner of this Summer’s Irish Open, Mikko Ilonen.
The semi-finals of the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship took place this morning with the matches going out very early in blustery weather. Having made it this far, the four star golfers from Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa were all determined to make it through to the final.
Behind most great golfers is a great caddie, and one who has had another successful week at the Volvo World Match Play Championship is Canadian Dan Quinn who carries the bag of leading Dutch golfer, Joost Luiten. Through to the semi-finals of this historic tournament, could he be about to help his golfer land the biggest win of his career so far?!
The semi-finals of the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship take place bright and early on Sunday morning with the winners progressing to the grand final in the afternoon. Four players are in with a shout - two of Europe’s reigning champions, Joost Luiten and Mikko Ilonen - and the top and bottom seeds at the start of the week, Henrik Stenson and George Coetzee.
The quarter-finals of the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship took place today with star golfers representing seven different nationalities fighting to make it through to tomorrow’s Finals’ Day. After three days of champions league-style competition, it was now time for the excitement of straight knockout.
Surprisingly, despite home advantage, not one of the five players from the UK & Ireland in the 16-man field has made it through to the quarter-finals of this year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship. Instead, an American will take on a South African, a Frenchman will do battle with a Fin, a Dutchman will compete with a Spaniard, and two Swedes will fight it out against one another over the International Course at the London Club today.
The third and final day of the round-robin matches at this year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship produced plenty of nail-biting drama as the four groups reached their conclusion. With the top two from each proceeding to the weekend, eight golfing stars are all set to do battle in the quarter-finals.
The final day of the group matches at this year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship will see eight golfers make it through to the weekend with the 3rd- and 4th-placed golfers in each group heading for home. After two days of round-robin matches, all four groups are still open with Victor Dubuisson the only one so far guaranteed a quarter-final spot.
Round two of the Volvo World Match Play Championship was blessed with perfect golfing conditions and large crowds flocking to the London Club keen to see some of the world’s best players in action. Those who had lost on the opening day were out to fight their way back into the tournament, whilst the Wednesday winners were looking to move further ahead.
The second day of the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship sees yesterday’s losing competitors keen to record a victory to stay in the hunt. Just one match was halved on the opening day, and all of the matches went to at least the 16th meaning that the odd holed putt or missed fairway today could make all the difference.