- World Cup (men's golf)
The World Cup is a men's golf tournament contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking, although not all of the first choice players choose to compete. The event was held from 2007 through 2009 at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, receiving the name Mission Hills World Cup. In 2010, it was announced that the event would change from annual to biennial, held in odd-numbered years, to accommodate the 2016 inclusion of golf in the Olympics. When it resumes in 2011, it will also have a new venue—Mission Hills Haikou in the Chinese island province of Hainan. The event also has a title sponsor, the first of which is Omega, so the full name of the event since 2007 has been the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
The tournament was founded by Canadian industrialist John Jay Hopkins, who hoped it would promote international goodwill through golf. It began in 1953 as the Canada Cup and changed its named to the World Cup in 1967. With Fred Corcoran as the Tournament Director and the International Golf Association behind it (1955-1977), the World Cup traveled the globe and grew to be one of golf's most prestigious tournaments throughout the 1960s and '70s, before it became the World Cup of Golf in 1993. It was incorporated into the World Golf Championships series from 2000 to 2006. In 2007 it ceased to be a World Golf Championships event, but continued to be sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours. The United States has a clear lead in wins, with 23 as of 2010.
In 1953, the format was 36 holes of stroke play with the combined score of the two-man team determining the winner. From 1954 to 1999, the format was 72 holes of stroke play. Beginning in 2000, the format is alternating stroke play rounds of bestball (fourball) and alternate shot (foursomes). From 1955 to 1999, there was also a separate award, the International Trophy, for the individual with the best 72 hole score.
The equivalent event for women is the Women's World Cup of Golf.
Omega Mission Hills World Cup
Year Country Team Location Runners-up 2011 November 24-27 2009 Italy Edoardo Molinari & Francesco Molinari Shenzhen, China Henrik Stenson & Robert Karlsson
Rory McIlroy & Graeme McDowell
2008 Sweden Robert Karlsson & Henrik Stenson Shenzhen, China Miguel Ángel Jiménez & Pablo Larrazábal 2007 Scotland Colin Montgomerie & Marc Warren Shenzhen, China Heath Slocum & Boo Weekley
Year Country Team Location Runners-up 2006 Germany Bernhard Langer & Marcel Siem Sandy Lane Resort, Barbados Colin Montgomerie & Marc Warren 2005 Wales Stephen Dodd & Bradley Dredge Algarve, Portugal Luke Donald & David Howell
Niclas Fasth & Henrik Stenson
2004 England Paul Casey & Luke Donald Seville, Spain Sergio García & Miguel Ángel Jiménez 2003 South Africa Trevor Immelman & Rory Sabbatini Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA Paul Casey & Justin Rose 2002 Japan Toshimitsu Izawa & Shigeki Maruyama Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Phil Mickelson & David Toms 2001 South Africa Ernie Els & Retief Goosen Gotemba, Japan Thomas Bjørn & Søren Hansen
Michael Campbell & David Smail
David Duval & Tiger Woods
2000 United States David Duval & Tiger Woods Buenos Aires, Argentina Eduardo Romero and Ángel Cabrera
World Cup of Golf
Year Country Team Individual Location Runners-up 1999 United States Mark O'Meara & Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Santiago Luna & Miguel Angel Martin 1998 England David Carter & Nick Faldo Scott Verplank Auckland, New Zealand Massimo Florioli & Costantino Rocca 1997 Ireland Pádraig Harrington & Paul McGinley Colin Montgomerie Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA Colin Montgomerie & Raymond Russell 1996 South Africa Ernie Els & Wayne Westner Ernie Els Cape Town, South Africa Steve Jones & Tom Lehman 1995 United States Fred Couples & Davis Love III Davis Love III Shenzhen, China Robert Allenby & Steve Elkington 1994 United States Fred Couples & Davis Love III Fred Couples Dorado, Puerto Rico Tony Johnstone & Mark McNulty 1993 United States Fred Couples & Davis Love III Bernhard Langer Orlando, Florida, USA Mark McNulty & Nick Price
Performance by nation
Team Champions Runners-up United States 23 9 South Africa 5 4 Spain 4 7 Australia 4 5 Canada 3 2 England 2 5 Japan 2 4 Sweden 2 3 Ireland 2 2 Wales 2 1 Germany 2 0 Scotland 1 6 Argentina 1 5 Taiwan 1 2 Italy 1 1 New Zealand 0 2 Zimbabwe 0 2 Denmark 0 1 Philippines 0 1
- 4 times: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Fred Couples and Davis Love III
- 2 times: Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson, Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead
As part of team
- 6 times: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer
- 4 times: Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Sam Snead
- 2 times: Seve Ballesteros, José Maria Cañizares, Ernie Els, Dan Halldorson, Bernhard Langer, John Mahaffey, Johnny Miller, Kel Nagle, Manuel Piñero, Peter Thomson, Lee Trevino, Tiger Woods, Ian Woosnam
As individual (International Trophy)
- ^ "Omega Mission Hills World Cup to Become Biennial Event" (Press release). Asian Tour. 15 March 2010. http://www.asiantour.com/news.aspx?sid=20100315703212218071. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- ^ Omega Title Sponsor of the Mission Hills World Cup, asiantour.com, 30 January 2007.
World Golf Championships Match Play Championship
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European Tour events Major championships Other Race to Dubai
tournamentsAlfred Dunhill Championship · South African Open · Africa Open · Joburg Open · Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship · Volvo Golf Champions · Commercialbank Qatar Masters · Omega Dubai Desert Classic · Avantha Masters · WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship · WGC-Cadillac Championship · Sicilian Open · Open de Andalucía de Golf · Trophée Hassan II · Maybank Malaysian Open · Volvo China Open · Ballantine's Championship · Open de España · Iberdrola Open · Volvo World Match Play Championship · Madeira Islands Open · BMW PGA Championship · Saab Wales Open · BMW Italian Open · Saint-Omer Open · BMW International Open · Alstom Open de France · Barclays Scottish Open · Nordea Scandinavian Masters · 3 Irish Open · WGC-Bridgestone Invitational · Czech Open · Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles · Omega European Masters · KLM Open · Austrian Golf Open · Alfred Dunhill Links Championship · Bankia Madrid Masters · Portugal Masters · Castelló Masters · Andalucía Masters · WGC-HSBC Champions · Barclays Singapore Open · Iskandar Johor Open · Alfred Dunhill Championship · South African Open · UBS Hong Kong Open · Dubai World Championship
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