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Inside the Match Play numbers

For the seventh time in the past nine years, the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index was a better predictor than the Official World Golf Ranking of who won each match.

The OWGR did not have quarterfinalist Thongchai Jaidee favored in any of his four match-ups, according to rank; however, Jaidee was the higher-ranked player in two of his four matches (both victories, vs. Robert Karlsson and Ryo Ishikawa) using the Golfweek/Sagarin numbers.

Year Golfweek OWGR

2010 38-26 34-30

2009 35-29 41-23

2008 44-20 39-25

2007 35-29 42-22

2006 35-29 32-32

2005 40-24 36-28

2004 44-20 43-21

2003 39-25 36-28

2002 34-30 29-35

Note: A victory is given when the higher-ranked player wins his match.

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