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The 1959 Canada Cup took place 18–21 November at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. It was the seventh Canada Cup event, which became the World Cup in 1967. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 30 teams. These were the same teams that had competed in 1958 but without Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and with the addition of Indonesia. Each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. The Australian team of Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson won by 10 strokes over the American team of Cary Middlecoff and Sam Snead. The individual competition was won by Canadian Stan Leonard, who beat Peter Thomson at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.[1]

1959 Canada Cup
Tournament information
Dates18–21 November
LocationMelbourne, Australia
Course(s)Royal Melbourne Golf Club
(Composite course)
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par70
Field30 two-man teams
Champion
 Australia
Kel Nagle & Peter Thomson
563 (+3)
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TeamsEdit

ScoresEdit

# Country Score To par
1   Australia 137-139-144-143=563 +3
2   United States 145-140-148-140=573 +13
3   Canada 144-139-144-147=574 +14
4   South Africa 144-147-142-147=580 +20
5   England 150-145-146-147=588 +28
6   Wales 144-143-154-149=590 +30
7   Scotland 158-147-146-144=595 +35
8   Taiwan 152-152-146-147=597 +37
T9   Argentina 151-153-150-147=601 +41
  Spain 152-145-147-157=601
11   Belgium 152-151-151-148=602 +42
12   Ireland 150-148-151-154=603 +43
13   Japan 147-148-148-162=605 +45
14   France 155-150-150-153=608 +48
15   Italy 151-152-154-152=609 +49
16   Brazil 151-157-152-159=619 +59
T17   Chile 157-154-145-166=622 +62
  Mexico 154-149-160-159=622
  New Zealand 154-155-153-160=622
20   Colombia 155-152-160-158=625 +65
21   Egypt 160-157-157-157=631 +71
22   Sweden 159-149-160-169=637 +77
23    Switzerland 168-154-168-161=651 +91
T24   Denmark 165-156-164-167=652 +92
  West Germany 164-161-163-164=652
26   Portugal 166-161-161-166=654 +94
27   Philippines 173-166-159-157=655 +95
28   Netherlands 167-165-161-165=658 +98
29   South Korea 166-162-162-172=662 +102
30   Indonesia 185-181-179-181=726 +166

Source[1]

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par
1 Stan Leonard   Canada 70-66-69-70=275 −5
2 Peter Thomson   Australia 67-69-68-71=275 −5
3 Sam Snead   United States 73-65-73-70=281 +1
4 Gary Player   South Africa 72-72-71-69=284 +4
5 Kel Nagle   Australia 70-70-76-72=288 +8

Leonard beat Thomson at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Source[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Australians easily win team championship". The Glasgow Herald. 23 November 1959. p. 10.

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