Definition of match play in English:

match play

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Play in golf in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side. Compare with stroke play.
    More example sentences
    • By waiving them, you waive the right to keep score in stroke play and to win the hole in match play.
    • This costs her the hole in match play or a two-stroke penalty in stroke play.
    • The thing to know about the honor is its application in stroke play vs. match play.

Derivatives

match player

noun
More example sentences
  • ‘He is a fantastic competitor and match player - probably the best match player ever,’ he said.
  • Confidence high from victory, he is the better putter and the more experienced match player.
  • He's a very tough match player and his safety was good throughout.

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