1998 Alfred Dunhill Cup

The 1998 Alfred Dunhill Cup was the 14th Alfred Dunhill Cup. It was a team tournament featuring 16 countries, each represented by three players. The Cup was played 8–11 October at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. The sponsor was the Alfred Dunhill company. The South African team of Ernie Els, David Frost, and Retief Goosen beat the Spanish team of Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Santiago Luna, and José María Olazábal in the final. It was the second win for South Africa, with the same team having won in 1997.

1998 Alfred Dunhill Cup
Tournament information
Dates8–11 October
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland
Course(s)Old Course at St Andrews
FormatMatch play
Statistics
Par72
Length7,094 yards (6,487 m)
Field16 teams of 3 players
Prize fund£1,000,000[1]
Winner's share£300,000[1]
Champion
 South Africa
(Ernie Els, David Frost, Retief Goosen)
← 1997
1999 →

FormatEdit

The Cup was a match play event played over four days. The teams were divided into four four-team groups. After three rounds of round-robin play, the top team in each group advanced to a single elimination playoff.

In each team match, the three players were paired with their opponents and played 18 holes at medal match play. Matches tied at the end of 18 holes were extended to a sudden-death playoff. The tie-breaker for ties within a group was based on match record, then head-to-head.

Group playEdit

Round oneEdit

Source:[2]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round twoEdit

Source:[3]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round threeEdit

Source:[4]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

StandingsEdit

Group 1
Country W L MW ML
  United States 3 0 8.5 0.5
  Sweden 2 1 6.5 2.5
  England 1 2 3 6
  Japan 0 3 0 9
Group 2
Country W L MW ML
  Spain 3 0 6 3
  Scotland 2 1 5 4
  Ireland 1 2 5 4
  China 0 3 2 7
Group 3
Country W L MW ML
  South Africa 2 1 6 3
  Germany 2 1 4 5
  Zimbabwe 1 2 5 4
  France 1 2 3 6
Group 4
Country W L MW ML
  Australia 2 1 7 2
  New Zealand 2 1 5 4
  Argentina 1 2 3 6
  South Korea 1 2 3 6

PlayoffsEdit

Source:[5]

BracketEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
  United States 1
  Spain 2
  Spain 0
  South Africa 3
  Australia 1
  South Africa 2

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

  South Africa – 3   Spain – 0
Player Score Player Score
Retief Goosen 72 Santiago Luna 73
David Frost 76 Miguel Ángel Jiménez 78
Ernie Els 75 José María Olazábal 77

Team resultsEdit

Country Place W L MW ML
  South Africa 1 4 1 11 4
  Spain 2 4 1 8 7
  United States T3 3 1 9.5 2.5
  Australia T3 2 2 8 4
  Sweden T5 2 1 6.5 2.5
  New Zealand T5 2 1 5 4
  Scotland T5 2 1 5 4
  Germany T5 2 1 4 5
  Ireland T9 1 2 5 4
  Zimbabwe T9 1 2 5 4
  Argentina T9 1 2 3 6
  England T9 1 2 3 6
  France T9 1 2 3 6
  South Korea T9 1 2 3 6
  China T15 0 3 2 7
  Japan T15 0 3 0 9

Player resultsEdit

Country Player W L
  South Africa Retief Goosen 5 0
  South Africa Ernie Els 3 2
  South Africa David Frost 3 2
  Spain José María Olazábal 3 2
  Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 3 2
  Spain Santiago Luna 2 3
  United States John Daly 4 0
  United States Tiger Woods 3 1
  United States Mark O'Meara 2.5 1.5
  Australia Steve Elkington 3 1
  Australia Craig Parry 3 1
  Australia Stuart Appleby 2 2
  Sweden Patrik Sjöland 2.5 0.5
  Sweden Mathias Grönberg 2 1
  Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson 2 1
  New Zealand Greg Turner 3 0
  New Zealand Frank Nobilo 2 1
  New Zealand Michael Long 0 3
  Scotland Andrew Coltart 2 1
  Scotland Gary Orr 2 1
  Scotland Colin Montgomerie 1 2
  Germany Thomas Gögele 2 1
  Germany Sven Strüver 2 1
  Germany Alex Čejka 0 3
  Ireland Darren Clarke 3 0
  Ireland Pádraig Harrington 1 2
  Ireland Paul McGinley 1 2
  Zimbabwe Nick Price 3 0
  Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone 1 2
  Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 1 2
  Argentina José Cóceres 2 1
  Argentina Ángel Cabrera 1 2
  Argentina Eduardo Romero 0 3
  England Peter Baker 1 2
  England David Carter 1 2
  England Lee Westwood 1 2
  France Jean van de Velde 2 1
  France Thomas Levet 1 2
  France Olivier Edmond 0 3
  South Korea Shin Yong-jin 2 1
  South Korea Kang Wook-soon 1 2
  South Korea Kim Jong-duck 0 3
  China Wu Xiang-bing 1 2
  China Zhang Lian-wei 1 2
  China Cheng Jun 0 3
  Japan Hiroyuki Fujita 0 3
  Japan Katsumasa Miyamoto 0 3
  Japan Nobuo Serizawa 0 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Alfred Dunhill Cup Announcement". PGA European Tour. 12 May 1998. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Daly stars in Dunhill win". The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. 9 October 1998. pp. 3B, 4B. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  3. ^ "U.S. Sweeps again; Dunhill Cup Championship". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. AP. 10 October 1998. pp. 9C, 8C. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  4. ^ Millward, Robert (11 October 1998). "Americans favorites to win Dunhill; Dunhill Cup". Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky. AP. pp. 14B, 2B. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ Millward, Robert (12 October 1998). "Meltdown - Woods' blown 4-footer costs the U.S. in Dunhill: Dunhill CupCup". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AP. pp. C9, C10. Retrieved 4 January 2013.

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