A look at Ronnie O’Sullivan’s career in the majors after his seventh world title

Ronnie O’Sullivan won his seventh world championship by defeating Judd Trump 18-13 in that year’s final.

He finally equaled Stephen Hendry’s long-standing record and here is the PA news agency’s look at Rocket’s career in the majors.

Crucible Conqueror

Ronnie O’Sullivan has long dominated the World Championship (Rui Vieira/PA)

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In addition to his seven tournament wins, O’Sullivan holds a number of other Crucible records.

His 30th appearance at the tournament equaled Steve Davis’ all-time high, while his run over the past 17 days has taken him to 74 wins at the famed venue of Sheffield, beating Hendry’s record by four.

His 20 quarterfinals and 13 semifinals are also records, while at 46, O’Sullivan overtakes former coach Ray Reardon as the oldest-ever world champion.

Along the way, he’s also covered 200 centuries of hiatus at the Crucible — the most memorable in 1997, when he hit a fastest 147 of all time in five minutes and eight seconds against Mick Price.

Great Maestro

O’Sullivan already held the record 20 wins in the Triple Crown events but has now won the World, UK and Masters seven times each.

His win over Trump came in his eighth Crucible final, matching his 7-1 record in the British Championship playoffs, ending with his only defeats to Mark Selby – in Sheffield in 2014 and at the Barbican Center in York in 2016.

He’s reached 13 Masters finals, with a far more mixed record. He was last beaten by Trump 10-4 in 2019.

Hendry won six Masters and five UK titles for a total of 18 Majors, while Davis won the World and UK six times and the Masters three times.

O’Sullivan’s 39th ranked title also extended his lead over Hendry (36) on that list, with Higgins (31) being the only other player over 30. Trump stays just outside the top five at 23. A look at Ronnie O’Sullivan’s career in the majors after his seventh world title


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