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match play

noun [U] uk   us  
a type of golf competition between two, three, or four players, where your score is calculated by how many holes you win rather than how many hits you take to complete the 18 holes: He said that he wouldn't be playing in the Ryder Cup because he wasn't interested in match play. She won three world match play championships in the 1980s.
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