The “Rocket” is joint first when it comes to ranking tournament triumphs, although he hasn’t won one in more than a year.
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s ranking victories tally of 36 matches Stephen Hendry’s total on the all-time winners list.
The Englishman equalled Hendry’s long-held record last year in March when he emerged with the Tour Championship title.
Since then, O’Sullivan has been bidding to eclipse the Scot, but apart from one final appearance at the Northern Ireland Open he has so far been unable to move onto number 37.
Still, once the coronavirus pandemic settles down and the snooker tour returns to some form of normality, O’Sullivan will be expected to move out in front on his own at some point in the near future.
The former world number one’s maiden glory occurred an incredible 27 years ago, barely a year after turning professional.
Since then, he has been a consistent force at the business end of competitions and has become one of the most popular players in the game’s history.
Of O’Sullivan’s ranking victories, five have been at the World Championship and seven at the UK Championship – contributing to his record of 19 Triple Crown trophies in all.
There have been a lot of formidable opponents on the opposite side of the table to overcome in that spell, and there have been a few surprise packages too.
The question is, how many final opponents from Ronnie O’Sullivan’s ranking victories can you name?
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