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The World Cup of Golf was an annual golf tournament in which each participating country one team of two players should participate. The formula remains the same but after 2009 is the only World Cup played every two years, in the odd years. The next edition is in 2015.

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Women's World Cup of Golf

The World Cup was called from 1953-1967 the Canada Cup, and then the World Cup. Initiator was the Canadian John Jay Hopkins, who hoped through this sporting event to build international friendship. In 1993 the name was changed to World Cup of Golf. The first two Canada Cups were played in Montreal, then the tournament has always taken place in other countries.

In total, up to and including the 2013 World Cup, and the team has played 57 times of the United States won 24 times. Four times won Jack Nicklaus and Arnold PalmerFred Couples won four times and Davis Love III.

Netherlands is at the World Cup among other things been represented by Jan Dorrestein (1970-1973), Robert-Jan Derksen and Maarten Lafeber (2004), Rolf Muntz (1994, 1995), Joost steenkamer (1995), Chris van der Velde (1993, 1994) and Constant Sahu Villela (1993, 1994). The best result achieved is a shared 4th place in 2011 by Robert-Jan Derksen and Joost Luiten.

The best result of Belgium was a shared 4th place in 1955 by Flory Van Donck and Arthur Davidson.

In 2014, golf part of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Year Winner Players Host Country
Canada Cup
1953 [2]

Argentina

Roberto de Vincenzo and Antonio Cerdà Montreal, Canada
1954 [3]

Australia

Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle Montreal, Canada
1955 [4]

United States

Ed Furgol and Chick Harbert Washington DC, Usa
1956 [5]

United States

Ben Hogan and Sam Snead Wentworth, England
1957 [6]

Japan

Torakichi Nakamura and Koichi Ono Tokyo, Japan
1958 [7]

Ireland

Harry Bradshaw and Christy O'Connor Mexico City
1959 [8]

Australia

Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle Australia
1960 [9]

United States

Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead Portmarnock GC, Ireland
1961 [10]

United States

Sam Snead and Jimmy Demaret Puerto Rico
1962 [11]

United States

Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead Buenos Aires, Argentina
1963 [12]

United States

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Paris, France
1964 [13]

United States

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Hawaii
1965 [14]

South Africa

Gary Player and Harold Henning Club de Campo, Madrid, Spain
1966 [15]

United States

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Japan
1967 [16]

United States

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Mexico City
World Cup
1968 [17]

Canada

Al Balding and George Knudson Olgiata, Rome, Italy
1969 [18]

United States

Lee Trevino and Orville Moody Singapore
1970 [19]

Australia

David Graham and Bruce Devlin Argentina
1971 [20]

United States

Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino Palm Beach, Florida, Usa
1972 [21]

Taiwan

Hsieh Min-Nan and Lu Liang-Huan Australia
1973 [22]

United States

Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus Marbella, Spain
1974 [23]

South Africa

Dale Hayes and Bobby Cole Venezuela
1975 [24]

United States

Johnny Miller and Lou Graham Bangkok, Thailand
1976 [25]

Spain

Manuel Piñero and Severiano Ballesteros United States
1977 [26]

Spain

Severiano Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido Philippines
1978 [27]

United States

John Mahaffey and Andy North Hawaii
1979 [28]

United States

John Mahaffey and Hale Irwin Glyfada Golf Club, Athens, Greece
1980 [29]

Canada

Dan Halldorson and Jim Nelford Colombia
1981 not played
1982 [30]

Spain

Manuel Piñero and José Maria Cañizares Mexico
1983 [31]

United States

Rex Caldwell and John Cook Jakarta
1984 [32]

Spain

José Maria Cañizares and José Rivero Rome, Italy
1985 [33]

Canada

Dave Barr and Dan Halldorson United States
1986 not played
1987 [34]

Wales

Ian Woosnam and David Llewellyn Kapalua Resort, Hawaii
World Cup of Golf by Philip Morris
1988 [35]

United States

Ben Crenshaw and Mark McNulty Royal Melbourne, Australia
1989 [36]

Australia

Peter Fowler and Wayne Grady Las Brisas, Marbella, Spain
World Cup of Golf by Kraft General Foods
1990 [37]

Germany

Bernhard Langer and Torsten Giedeon Grand Cypress, Florida, United States
World Cup of Golf by Philip Morris
1991 [38]

Sweden

Per-Ulrik Johansson and Anders Forsbrand La Querce, Rome, Italy
1992 [39]

United States

Fred Couples and Davis Love III La Moraleja Golf, Madrid, Spain
WGC-World Cup by Heineken
1993 [40]

United States

Fred Couples and Davis Love III Lake Nona, United States
1994 [41]

United States

Fred Couples and Davis Love III Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
1995 [42]

United States

Fred Couples and Davis Love III Mission Hills, Shenzhen, China
World Cup of Golf
1996 [43]

South Africa

Ernie Els and Wayne Westner Erinvale, Cape Town, South Africa
1997 [44]

Ireland

Pádraig Harrington and Paul McGinley Kiawah Island, United States
1998 [45]

England

Nick Faldo and David Carter Gulf Harbour, New Zealand
1999 [46]

United States

Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara Mines Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000 [47]

United States

David Duval and Tiger Woods Argentina
2001 [48]

South Africa

Ernie Els and Retief Goosen Japan
2002 [49]

Japan

Toshimitsu Izawa and Rohit Maruyama Mexico
2003 [50]

South Africa

Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini United States
2004 [51]

England

Paul Casey and Luke Donald Spain
2005 [52]

Wales

Stephen Dodd and Bradley Dredge Victoria Course, Portugal
2006 [53]

Germany

Bernhard Langer and Marcel Siem Sandy Lane Resort, Barbados
Omega Mission Hills World Cup
2007 [54]

Scotland

Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren Mission Hills, Shenzhen, China
2008 [55]

Sweden

Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson Mission Hills, Shenzhen, China
2009 [56]

Italy

Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari Mission Hills, Shenzhen, China
2011 [57]

United States

Matt Kuchar and Gary woodland Mission Hills Haikou, China
2013 [58]

Australia

Jason Day and Adam Scott Melbourne, Australia
2015

Records[Edit]Edit

  • The United States have won 23 times, Australia, Spain and South Africa 5 times every 4 times.
  • Ernie Els won In 1996 and 18- Wayne Westner pass jumped in front of a home crowd.
  • In 2007, a 3-hole playoff played against Slucum of the United States Keekley and Heath Boo.
  • The World Cup will be played twelve times on Mission Hills.

Memorable moments[Edit]Edit

  • In 1954 and 1955 there was a Scandinavian team on behalf of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, because the countries had no individual players of good level. The team consisted of Carl Paulsen (D) and Arne Werkell (Z). Denmark and Sweden In 1956 formed their own team, Norway and Iceland in 1977 followed in 1967.
  • The winners of 1961, Sam Snead and Jimmy Demaret, were together over 100 years old. The 51-year-old Dawson replaced Arnold Palmerat the last minute. He was the only player who appeared in shorts. They remained at number two, twelve strokes for Australia.
  • In 1962 the Cup played in Buenos AIres. Next to the first tee, the Cup has been drawn up. The president of the Federation took there are straw hat off and put it in the Cup. Moments later, there was smoke coming from the Cup, the heat of the Sun had his hat on fire.
  • When Fiji delegated a team for the first time in 1977, the players appeared in traditional clothing (shawls) and barefoot.
  • Flory van Donck was 67 years old when he appeared in 1979. He played with Philippe Toussaint. Vaughn made 75-76-75-76 and the 30-year-old Toussaint 79-79-79-77. Belgium was 17th, there were 45 participating national teams.

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