1996 World Cup of Golf

The 1996 World Cup of Golf took place 21–24 November at the Erinvale Golf Club in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa. It was the 42nd World Cup. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event (32 teams) with each team consisting of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. Individuals also competed for the International Trophy. The prize money totaled $1,500,000 with $400,000 going to the winning pair and $100,000 to the top individual. The South African team of Ernie Els and Wayne Westner won by 18 strokes over the United States team of Steve Jones and Tom Lehman. Els took the International Trophy by three strokes over Westner. It was only the fourth time in the history of the World Cup, two players from the same squad finished first and second individually.

1996 World Cup of Golf
Tournament information
Dates21–24 November
LocationSomerset West, Cape Town, South Africa
Course(s)Erinvale Country Club
Format72 holes stroke play
combined score
Statistics
Par72
Length7,002 yards (6,403 m)
Field32 two-man teams
CutNone
Prize fundUS$1,300,000 team
US$200,000 individual
Winner's shareUS$400,000 team
US$100,000 individual
Champion
 South Africa
Ernie Els & Wayne Westner
547 (−29)
Location Map
Somerset West is located in Africa
Somerset West
Somerset West
Location in Africa
Somerset West is located in South Africa
Somerset West
Somerset West
Location in South Africa
Somerset West is located in Western Cape
Somerset West
Somerset West
Location in Western Cape
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22 nations qualified automatically with the remaining 10 nations gaining entry through a qualifying tournament in Jamaica.[1]

TeamsEdit

Country Players
  Argentina Jorge Berendt and Ricardo González
  Australia Stuart Appleby and Bradley Hughes
  Canada Rick Gibson and Rick Todd
  Chile Guillermo Encina and Roy Mackenzie
  China Cheng Jun and Zhang Lianwei
  Chinese Taipei Chang Tse-Pen and Chen Liang-hsi
  Colombia Albert Evers and Rigoberto Velasquez
  Czech Republic Jiri Janda and Petr Mruzek
  Denmark Thomas Bjørn and Rene Budde
  England Peter Mitchell and Jim Payne
  France Marc Farry and Jean van de Velde
  Germany Alex Čejka and Bernhard Langer
  Hong Kong Derek Fung and Tang Man Kee
  Ireland Darren Clarke and Pádraig Harrington
  Italy Costantino Rocca and Manuel Zerman
  Jamaica Delroy Cambridge and Seymour Rose
  Japan Katsunori Kuwabara and Tsuneyuki Nakajima
  Mexico Rafael Alarcón and César Pérez
  Namibia Trevor Dodds and Schalk van der Merwe
  New Zealand Paul Devenport and Phil Tataurangi
  Paraguay Nelson Cabrera and Felix Ramon Franco
  Puerto Rico Wilfredo Morales and Miguel Suárez
  Scotland Andrew Coltart and Paul Lawrie
  South Africa Ernie Els and Wayne Westner
  Spain Diego Borrego and Ignacio Garrido
  Sri Lanka Tissa Chandradasa and Nandasena Perera
  Sweden Jarmo Sandelin and Patrik Sjöland
   Switzerland André Bossert and Paolo Quirici
  United States Steve Jones and Tom Lehman
  Venezuela Henrique Lavie and Federico Sauce
  Wales Mark Mouland and Ian Woosnam
  Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty

Source[1]

ScoresEdit

Team

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
(per team)
1   South Africa 136-144-130-137=547 −29 400,000
2   United States 146-140-140-139=565 −11 200,000
3   Scotland 139-142-142-143=566 −10 125,000
4   Germany 145-144-140-142=571 −5 100,000
5   France 144-141-144-143=572 −4 80,000
T6   Argentina 142-147-140-150=579 +3 52,500
  Denmark 138-147-152-142=579
T8   Italy 143-149-147-141=580 +4 28,000
  Namibia 146-146-143-145=580
  Wales 143-149-143-145=580
T11   Canada 145-142-146-148=581 +5 18,500
  Zimbabwe 151-147-144-139=581
13   Sweden 149-140-146-148=583 +7 15,000
T14   Australia 149-145-147-143=584 +8 11,332
  Mexico 148-143-149-144=584
  Spain 145-151-148-140=584
T17   Colombia 143-147-145-150=585 +9 8,900
   Switzerland 145-146-150-144=585
19   Ireland 145-150-149-142=586 +10 8,500
T20   China 142-145-152-148=587 +11 8,300
  Japan 152-149-146-140=587
22   England 149-151-143-145=588 +12 8,000
23   Chinese Taipei 146-152-151-145=594 +18 7,800
24   New Zealand 147-151-146-153=597 +21 7,600
T25   Jamaica 154-152-152-147=605 +29 7,300
  Sri Lanka 159-150-150-146=605
27   Puerto Rico 150-156-152-148=606 +30 7,000
28   Paraguay 149-148-152-159=608 +32 6,800
29   Czech Republic 149-157-156-150=612 +36 6,600
30   Hong Kong 154-157-154-158=623 +47 6,400
31   Venezuela 157-164-148-158=627 +51 6,000
DQ   Chile

Source[2]

International Trophy

# Player Country Score To par Money (US$)
1 Ernie Els   South Africa 68-72-65-67=272 −16 100,000
2 Wayne Westner   South Africa 68-72-65-70=275 −13 50,000
3 Bernhard Langer   Germany 71-68-72-69=280 −8 25,000
T4 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 69-70-70-72=281 −7 12,500
Ian Woosnam   Wales 70-73-67-71=281
5 Steve Jones   United States 73-70-70-69=282 −6
T6 Tom Lehman   United States 73-70-70-70=283 −5
Costantino Rocca   Italy 71-71-72-69=283
8 Ricardo Gonzalez   Argentina 71-73-68-72=284 −4
T9 Stuart Appleby   Australia 74-71-70-70=285 −3
Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 67-74-76-68=285
Andrew Coltart   Scotland 70-72-72-71=285

Sources[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. tipped in World Cup Golf". Jawawa. 21 November 1996. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Els and Westner crush their World Cup rivals". Jawawa. 26 November 1996. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ Golf World magazine 29 November 1996, p 58

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