1961 Canada Cup

The 1961 Canada Cup took place June 1–4 at Dorado Beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico. It was the ninth Canada Cup event, which became the World Cup in 1967. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 33 teams. These were the same teams that had competed in 1960 but without Central Africa and with the addition of Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. The American team of Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead won by 12 strokes over the Australian team of Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson. The individual competition was won by Sam Snead, with a tournament record score of 272, finishing eight shots ahead of Peter Thomson.[2]

1961 Canada Cup
Tournament information
DatesJune 1–4
LocationDorado, Puerto Rico
Course(s)Dorado Beach
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par72
Length7,115 yards (6,506 m)[1]
Field33 two-man teams
CutNone
Prize fundUS$6,300
Winner's share$2,000 team
$1,000 individual
Champion
 United States
Jimmy Demaret & Sam Snead
560 (−16)
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TeamsEdit

Country Players
  Argentina Fidel de Luca and Leopoldo Ruiz
  Australia Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson
  Belgium Donald Swaelens and Flory Van Donck
  Brazil José Maria Gonzalez and Mário Gonzalez
  Canada Al Balding and Al Johnston
  Chile Anisio Araya and Enrique Orellana
  Colombia Alfonso Bohórquez and Miguel Sala
  Denmark Henning Kristensen and Carl Paulsen
  Egypt Cherif El-Sayed Cherif and Mohamed Said Moussa
  England Peter Alliss and Brian Bamford
  France Jean Garaïalde and François Saubaber
  Ireland Norman Drew and Christy O'Connor Snr
  Italy Alfonso Angelini and Carlo Grappasonni
  Japan Tadashi Kitsuta and Torakichi Nakamura
  Mexico Roberto De Vicenzo and Juan Antonio Estrada (a)
  Netherlands Cees Cramer and Gerard de Wit
  New Zealand Michael Busk and Ernie Southerden
  Paraguay Luis Boschian and Elcido Nari
  Peru Eugenio Dunezat and Wilfredo Uculmana
  Philippines Ben Arda and Celestino Tugot
  Portugal Henrique Paulino and Fernando Pina
  Puerto Rico Pete Cooper and Chi-Chi Rodríguez
  Scotland Eric Brown and John Panton
  South Africa Harold Henning and Retief Waltman
  Spain Sebastián Miguel and Ramón Sota
  Sweden Harry Karlsson and Arne Werkell
   Switzerland Jacky Bonvin and Otto Schoepfer
  Taiwan Chen Ching-Po and Hsieh Yung-yo
  United States Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead
  Uruguay Juan Sereda and Pascual Viola
  Venezuela Francisco Gonzales and Teobaldo Perez
  Wales Dai Rees and Dave Thomas
  West Germany Hans Bessner and Willi Jersombeck

(a) - denotes amateur

Source[2][3]

The Canadian Stan Leonard, American Arnold Palmer and South African Gary Player withdrew from the event. The Canada Cup was played at the same time as the Memphis Open, an official event on the 1961 PGA Tour. Under a PGA Tour rule, the three, as winners of official PGA Tour events in the previous 12 months, were unable to play in non-tour events where they clashed with official events. The sponsors of the Memphis Open refused to allow the three to play in the Canada Cup with the result that the players withdrew from both events.[4] They were replaced by Al Johnston, Jimmy Demaret and Harold Henning.

ScoresEdit

Team

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1   United States 140-137-144-139=560 −16 2,000
2   Australia 143-140-146-143=572 −4 1,000
3   Canada 147-142-151-139=579 +3 800
4   Ireland 147-151-144-140=582 +6 400
5   Philippines 145-143-148-149=585 +9
6   Wales 144-149-154-140=587 +11
7   Puerto Rico 149-149-146-145=589 +13
8   South Africa 149-147-146-149=591 +15
9   Argentina 146-151-146-150=593 +17
T10   Belgium 151-146-150-147=594 +18
  Taiwan 147-148-148-151=594
T12   Japan 154-146-147-148=595 +19
  Scotland 147-150-151-147=595
14   Mexico 147-152-150-147=596 +20
15   England 148-153-149-149=599 +23
T16   Colombia 146-157-153-145=601 +25
  Spain 148-150-153-150=601
18   Egypt 146-150-158-150=604 +28
19   France 151-154-148-152=605 +29
20   Brazil 149-155-156-150=610 +34
21   Italy 152-158-151-152=613 +37
22   Venezuela 155-151-160-153=619 +43
23   New Zealand 161-157-157-150=625 +49
24   Netherlands 156-155-156-161=628 +52
25   Uruguay 154-158-161-157=630 +54
26   Sweden 160-156-164-153=633 +57
T27   Chile 165-160-153-156=634 +58
  Peru 169-152-153-160=634
   Switzerland 158-155-162-159=634
30   West Germany 156-162-160-164=642 +66
31   Denmark 162-159-164-158=643 +67
32   Paraguay 170-165-155-159=649 +73
33   Portugal 162-164-163-166=655 +79

Source[2][3]

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par Money (US$)
1 Sam Snead   United States 67-67-70-68=272 −16 1,000
2 Peter Thomson   Australia 69-71-70-70=280 −8 500
3 Christy O'Connor Snr   Ireland 73-72-68-69=282 −6 400
4 Al Balding   Canada 69-70-75-69=283 −5 200
5 Ben Arda   Philippines 69-69-72-76=286 −2
T6 Peter Alliss   England 72-72-71-73=288 E
Jimmy Demaret   United States 73-70-74-71=288
8 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   Puerto Rico 74-73-72-71=290 +2
T9 Kel Nagle   Australia 74-69-76-73=292 +4
Dave Thomas   Wales 71-76-77-68=292

Source[2][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snead fires 67, Demaret 73: Century Club Golfers Lead". The Daily Sun. San Bernardino, California. Associated Press. June 2, 1961. p. D-3.
  2. ^ a b c d "Americans' easy win in Canada Cup". The Glasgow Herald. June 5, 1961. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b "Canada Cup golf scores". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. June 5, 1961. p. F-3. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "PGA rocked by disputes over tournament, membership rules" (PDF). Golfdom. June 1961. p. 40. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. keeps Canada Cup; Sam Snead's 272 wins individual championship". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. June 5, 1961. pp. F–1, F–3. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

Coordinates: 18°28′19″N 66°18′25″W / 18.472°N 66.307°W / 18.472; -66.307