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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. Ernie Els took the International Trophy by three strokes over Wayne Westner.

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


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 Mruzfk
  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 Alarcon 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



# Country Score To par Money (US$)
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
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


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
3 Bernhard Langer   Germany 71-68-72-69=280 −8
T4 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 69-70-70-72=281 −7
Ian Woosnam   Wales 70-73-67-71=281



  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.

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