2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play format: Round robin groups, matches, points, brackets
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2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play format: Round robin groups, matches, points, brackets



The 2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play format is unique in golf because it's not only the rare match-play event in professional golf, but it's an individual match-play event with a round-robin group component designed to help preserve the best players in the tournament from being eliminated in a potential fluke loss in the first three days of the event.

Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play format

The Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play format is similar to that of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, with a 64-player event beginning with 16 groups of round-robin play leading to 16 group winners who advance into a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament to determine a winner.

For the first three days of the tournament, Wednesday through Friday, the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play is concerned with matches inside 16 groups, each anchored by one of the top 16 highest-seeded players in the event based on this week's Official World Golf Ranking. From there, players are snake drafted from three subsequent groups of the next 16 highest-ranked players to fill out groups. In these 16 groups of four, round-robin play continues for the first three days, with each player getting an 18-hole match against each player in their group.

In these 18-hole matches, three outcomes are possible: win, loss or 18-hole tie. If a player wins a match, they get 2 points. If they lose the match, they don't get a point. If they tie or halve the match, they and their opponent each get 1 point. In the final day of round-robin play on Friday, matches which determine the group winner. If players are tied for the lead in a group after round robin play, a sudden-death playoff begins on the first hole as soon as possible.

The winners of each group then advance into a single-elimination, bracket-style competition on Saturday with 18-hole matches:

  • Group 1 winner vs. Group 16 winner
  • Group 8 winner vs. Group 9 winner
  • Group 4 winner vs. Group 13 winner
  • Group 5 winner vs. Group 12 winner
  • Group 6 winner vs. Group 11 winner
  • Group 3 winner vs. Group 14 winner
  • Group 7 winner vs. Group 10 winner
  • Group 2 winner vs. Group 15 winner

There must be a winner in each of these matches. From there, the bracket takes over, determining next matchups until a champion is crowned on Sunday afternoon in an 18-hole finish, and a third- and fourth-place finisher is decided by a consolation match.

2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play groups

  • Group 1: Minjee Lee (1), Caroline Masson (32), Brittany Altomare (33), Youngin Chun (64)
  • Group 2: Atthaya Thitikul (2), Alison Lee (31), Amy Olson (34), Tiffany Chan (63)
  • Group 3: Hyo Joo Kim (3), Matilda Castren (30), Sarah Schmelzel (35), Allisen Corpuz (62)
  • Group 4: Danielle Kang (4), Pajaree Anannarukarn (29), Eun-Hee Ji (36), Kelly Tan (61)
  • Group 5: Jennifer Kupcho (5), Stacy Lewis (28), Lauren Stephenson (37), Emma Talley (60)
  • Group 6: Hannah Green (6), Sophia Popov (27), Jenny Shin (38), Haeji Kang (59)
  • Group 7: Nanna Koerstz Madsen (7), Yealimi Noh (26), Elizabeth Szokol (39), Paula Reto (58)
  • Group 8: Anna Nordqvist (8), Gaby Lopez (25), Chella Choi (40), Cheyenne Knight (57)
  • Group 9: Jeongeun Lee6 (9), Moriya Jutanugarn (24), Ashleigh Buhai (41), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (56)
  • Group 10: Ayaka Furue (10), Carlota Ciganda (23), Angel Yin (42), Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (55)
  • Group 11: Georgia Hall (11), Mina Harigae (22), Perrine Delacour (43), Annie Park (54)
  • Group 12: Madelene Sagstrom (12), Ryann O'Toole (21), Wei-Ling Hsu (44), Albane Valenzuela (53)
  • Group 13: Lizette Salas (13), Hye-Jin Choi (20), Su Oh (45), Aditi Ashok (52)
  • Group 14: Charley Hull (14), Ariya Jutanugarn (19), Esther Henseleit (46), Lilia Vu (51)
  • Group 15: Ally Ewing (15), So Yeon Ryu (18), Jasmine Suwannapura (47), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (50)
  • Group 16: A Lim Kim (16), Megan Khang (17), Andrea Lee (48), Stephanie Meadow (49)

2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play: Wednesday matches and results

  • Group 9: Jeongeun Lee6 (9) vs. Maude-Aimee Leblanc (56)
  • Group 9: Moriya Jutanugarn (24) vs. Ashleigh Buhai (41)
  • Group 8: Anna Nordqvist (8) vs. Cheyenne Knight (57)
  • Group 8: Gaby Lopez (25) vs. Chella Choi (40)
  • Group 16: A Lim Kim (16) vs. Stephanie Meadow (49)
  • Group 16: Megan Khang (17) vs. Andrea Lee (48)
  • Group 1: Minjee Lee (1) vs. Youngin Chun (64)
  • Group 1: Caroline Masson (32) vs. Brittany Altomare (33)
  • Group 12: Madelene Sagstrom (12) vs. Albane Valenzuela (53)
  • Group 12: Ryann O'Toole (21) vs. Wei-Ling Hsu (44)
  • Group 5: Jennifer Kupcho (5) vs. Emma Talley (60)
  • Group 5: Stacy Lewis (28) vs. Lauren Stephenson (37)
  • Group 13: Lizette Salas (13) vs. Aditi Ashok (52)
  • Group 13: Hye-Jin Choi (20) vs. Su Oh (45)
  • Group 4: Danielle Kang (4) vs. Kelly Tan (61)
  • Group 4: Pajaree Anannarukarn (29) vs. Eun-Hee Ji (36)
  • Group 10: Ayaka Furue (10) vs. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (55)
  • Group 10: Carlota Ciganda (23) vs. Angel Yin (42)
  • Group 7: Nanna Koerstz Madsen (7) vs. Paula Reto (58)
  • Group 7: Yealimi Noh (26) vs. Elizabeth Szokol (39)
  • Group 15: Ally Ewing (15) vs. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (50)
  • Group 15: So Yeon Ryu (18) vs. Jasmine Suwannapura (47)
  • Group 2: Atthaya Thitikul (2) vs. Tiffany Chan (63)
  • Group 2: Alison Lee (31) vs. Amy Olson (34)
  • Group 11: Georgia Hall (11) vs. Annie Park (54)
  • Group 11: Mina Harigae (22) vs. Perrine Delacour (43)
  • Group 6: Hannah Green (6) vs. Haeji Kang (59)
  • Group 6: Sophia Popov (27) vs. Jenny Shin (38)
  • Group 14: Charley Hull (14) vs. Lilia Vu (51)
  • Group 14: Ariya Jutanugarn (19) vs. Esther Henseleit (46)
  • Group 3: Hyo Joo Kim (3) vs. Allisen Corpuz (62)
  • Group 3: Matilda Castren (30) vs. Sarah Schmelzel (35)

2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play: Thursday matches and results

  • Group 12: Madelene Sagstrom (12) vs. Wei-Ling Hsu (44)
  • Group 12: Ryann O'Toole (21) vs. Albane Valenzuela (53)
  • Group 5: Jennifer Kupcho (5) vs. Lauren Stephenson (37)
  • Group 5: Stacy Lewis (28) vs. Emma Talley (60)
  • Group 13: Lizette Salas (13) vs. Su Oh (45)
  • Group 13: Hye-Jin Choi (20) vs. Aditi Ashok (52)
  • Group 4: Danielle Kang (4) vs. Eun-Hee Ji (36)
  • Group 4: Pajaree Anannarukarn (29) vs. Kelly Tan (61)
  • Group 10: Ayaka Furue (10) vs. Angel Yin (42)
  • Group 10: Carlota Ciganda (23) vs. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (55)
  • Group 7: Nanna Koerstz Madsen (7) vs. Elizabeth Szokol (39)
  • Group 7: Yealimi Noh (26) vs. Paula Reto (58)
  • Group 15: Ally Ewing (15) vs. Jasmine Suwannapura (47)
  • Group 15: So Yeon (18) vs. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (50)
  • Group 2: Atthaya Thitikul (2) vs. Amy Olson (34)
  • Group 2: Alison Lee (31) vs. Tiffany Chan (63)
  • Group 11: Georgia Hall (11) vs. Perrine Delacour (43)
  • Group 11: Mina Harigae (22) vs. Annie Park (54)
  • Group 6: Hannah Green (6) vs. Jenny Shin (38)
  • Group 6: Sophia Popov (27) vs. Haeji Kang (59)
  • Group 14: Charley Hull (14) vs. Esther Henseleit (46)
  • Group 14: Ariya Jutanugarn (19) vs. Lilia Vu (51)
  • Group 3: Hyo Joo Kim (3) vs. Sarah Schmelzel (35)
  • Group 3: Matilda Castren (30) vs. Allisen Corpuz (62)
  • Group 9: Jeongeun Lee6 (9) vs. Ashleigh Buhai (41)
  • Group 9: Moriya Jutanugarn (24) vs. Maude-Aimee Leblanc (56)
  • Group 8: Anna Nordqvist (8) vs. Chella Choi (40)
  • Group 8: Gaby Lopez (25) vs. Cheyenne Knight (57)
  • Group 16: A Lim Kim (16) vs. Andrea Lee (48)
  • Group 16: Megan Khang (17) vs. Stephanie Meadow (49)
  • Group 1: Minjee Lee (1) vs. Brittany Altomare (33)
  • Group 1: Caroline Masson (32) vs. Youngin Chun (64)

2022 Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play: Friday matches and results

  • Group 10: Angel Yin (42) vs. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (55)
  • Group 2: Atthaya Thitikul (2) vs. Alison Lee (31)
  • Group 4: Danielle Kang (4) vs. Pajaree Anannarukarn (29)
  • Group 10: Ayaka Furue (10) vs. Carlota Ciganda (23)
  • Group 7: Nanna Koerstz Madsen (7) vs. Yealimi Noh (26)
  • Group 7: Elizabeth Szokol (39) vs. Paula Reto (58)
  • Group 15: Ally Ewing (15) vs. So Yeon Ryu (18)
  • Group 15: Jasmine Suwannapura (47) vs. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (50)
  • Group 2: Amy Olson (34) vs. Tiffany Chan (63)
  • Group 11: Georgia Hall (11) vs. Mina Harigae (22)
  • Group 11: Perrine Delacour (43) vs. Annie Park (54)
  • Group 6: Hannah Green (6) vs. Sophia Popov (27)
  • Group 6: Jenny Shin (38) vs. Haeji Kang (59)
  • Group 14: Charley Hull (14) vs. Ariya Jutanugarn (19)
  • Group 14: Esther Henseleit (46) vs. Lilia Vu (51)
  • Group 3: Hyo Joo Kim (3) vs. Matilda Castren (30)
  • Group 3: Sarah Schmelzel (35) vs. Allisen Corpuz (62)
  • Group 9: Jeongeun Lee6 (9) vs. Moriya Jutanugarn (24)
  • Group 9: Ashleigh Buhai (41) vs. Maude-Aimee Leblanc (56)
  • Group 8: Gemma Dryburgh (8) vs. Gaby Lopez (25)
  • Group 8: Chella Choi (40) vs. Cheyenne Knight (57)
  • Group 16: A Lim Kim (16) vs. Megan Khang (17)
  • Group 16: Andrea Lee (48) vs. Stephanie Meadow (49)
  • Group 1: Minjee Lee (1) vs. Caroline Masson (32)
  • Group 1: Brittany Altomare (33) vs. Youngin Chun (64)
  • Group 12: Madelene Sagstrom (12) vs. Ryann O'Toole (21)
  • Group 12: Wei-Ling Hsu (44) vs. Albane Valenzuela (53)
  • Group 5: Jennifer Kupcho (5) vs. Stacy Lewis (28)
  • Group 5: Lauren Stephenson (37) vs. Emma Talley (60)
  • Group 13: Lizette Salas (13) vs. Hye-Jin Choi (20)
  • Group 13: Su Oh (45) vs. Aditi Ashok (52)
  • Group 4: Eun-Hee Ji (36) vs. Kelly Tan (61)

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