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Woosnam Wins World Match Play Title

October 20, 1987

Britain's Ian Woosnam defeated Sandy Lyle by one hole to win the rain-delayed World Match Play Golf Championship Monday at Wentworth, England.

Woosnam, who became the first British citizen to win the title, received $120,000 to increase his earnings this season to $524,000. Lyle, also of Britain, has failed in four attempts to win the championship.

Woosnam and Lyle were even at the 36th and final hole, but Woosnam sank a six-foot put to win the title after Lyle missed a 14-foot putt.

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