match play

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match play

n.
A method of scoring golf games by counting only the number of holes won by each side rather than the number of strokes taken.

match play

n
(Golf) golf
a. scoring according to the number of holes won and lost
b. (as modifier): a matchplay tournament.
Compare Stableford, stroke play
match player n

match′ play`


n.
golf competition in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side.
[1885–90]
match′ play`er, n.
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Noun1.match play - golf scoring by holes wonmatch play - golf scoring by holes won    
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
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BIG MATCH PLAYER France World Cup winner Paul Pogba
"I feel that I am a big match player - I enjoy the atmosphere and the big arenas.
It wasn't an easy pitch, but Joe Root's batting was crucial and it was good to see Alastair Cook back somewhere near his best as the top-class Test match player he is.
It remembers the great days - such as Northop's Ernie Bateman putting on 198 with Australian test match player Jack Fingleton in 1948 or his brother Len, Northop's oldest ex-player at 91, taking all 10 wickets in 1950.
Bellamy is a big match player who needs to get on top of little Britton.
I like to pride myself on being a big match player."
he is a tough match player and has a habit of grinding out results.
England Test match player Collingwood will help with the development of sports coaching programmes which aim to provide access to high-quality facilities.
'He's a fantastic ambassador for snooker and probably the toughest match player I've ever played.'
In addition fans that text in the name of the winning player go on to be entered into a draw, and the winner is invited to present the award to the Man of the Match player on the pitch at the next home game, the company said.
I've always said he's a big match player and he's won us games,' added Arthur.
"He's a great match player. Most players who come from Scotland are good match players.