2013 Seve Trophy

The 2013 Seve Trophy by Golf+, the eighth edition of the Seve Trophy, was played 3–6 October at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche in France. The team captain for Great Britain and Ireland was Sam Torrance, while the captain for Continental Europe was José María Olazábal.[1] The contest took place at the same time as the 2013 Presidents Cup, unlike 2009 and 2011 when it was scheduled during the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. Continental Europe won the tournament by 15 to 13, their first victory since 2000.[2][3][4]

2013 Seve Trophy
Dates3–6 October
VenueGolf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
LocationParis, France
Captains
Europe 15 13 United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Continental Europe wins the Seve Trophy
← 2011

FormatEdit

The teams will compete over four days with five fourball matches on both Thursday and Friday, four foursomes matches on Saturday morning, a further four foursomes matches on Saturday afternoon and ten singles matches on Sunday. This means that a total of 28 points are available with 14½ points required for victory. This will be the first Seve Trophy without any greensome matches.[1]

The total prize fund will be €1,750,000.[5]

TeamsEdit

The teams are made up of five leading players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of 23 September 2013 and five leading players (not otherwise qualified) from the Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the Italian Open (22 September 2013).[6][7] There were a number of players (listed after each table below) who qualified for the trophy, but pulled out.

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño was a late replacement for Peter Hanson who withdrew from the Continental Europe team with a back injury.[8] Hanson had qualified as one of the leading 5 players in the World Rankings (world ranked 39). After his withdrawal his place amongst the World Rankings qualifiers was taken by Nicolas Colsaerts who had previously qualified through the Race to Dubai list. Colsaerts' place in the Race to Dubai list was taken by Fernández-Castaño.[9]

        Team GB&I
Name Country Qualification World Ranking Race to Dubai
Sam Torrance   Scotland Non-playing captain
Jamie Donaldson   Wales World Rankings 43 19
David Lynn   England World Rankings 52 102
Stephen Gallacher   Scotland World Rankings 63 15
Chris Wood   England World Rankings 67 25
Paul Lawrie   Scotland World Rankings 69 57
Marc Warren   Scotland Race to Dubai 107 23
Scott Jamieson   Scotland Race to Dubai 111 24
Paul Casey   England Race to Dubai 101 29
Tommy Fleetwood   England Race to Dubai 154 32
Simon Khan   England Race to Dubai 145 38

The following players qualified but did not play: Justin Rose (world ranking - 5), Rory McIlroy (6), Graeme McDowell (11), Luke Donald (15), Lee Westwood (18), Ian Poulter (20) and Martin Laird (59).

    Team Continental Europe
Name Country Qualification World Ranking Race to Dubai
José María Olazábal   Spain Non-playing captain
Matteo Manassero   Italy World Rankings 31 5
Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain World Rankings 45 14
Thomas Bjørn   Denmark World Rankings 46 8
Francesco Molinari   Italy World Rankings 47 28
Nicolas Colsaerts   Belgium World Rankings 51 27
Joost Luiten   Netherlands Race to Dubai 55 11
Mikko Ilonen   Finland Race to Dubai 73 16
Thorbjørn Olesen   Denmark Race to Dubai 49 21
Grégory Bourdy   France Race to Dubai 121 22
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño   Spain Race to Dubai 54 31

The following players qualified but did not play: Henrik Stenson (world ranking - 4), Sergio García (17), Jonas Blixt (35) and Martin Kaymer (42).

Thursday fourballsEdit

3 October 2013

  Results    
Bjørn/Jiménez    3 & 2 Lawrie/Gallacher
Ilonen/Olesen   1 up Fleetwood/Wood
Molinari/Manassero halved Casey/Khan
Luiten/Bourdy   2 & 1 Donaldson/Lynn
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño   5 & 3 Warren/Jamieson
Session
Overall

Source:[10][11]

Friday fourballsEdit

4 October 2013

  Results    
Ilonen/Olesen    3 & 2 Casey/Khan
Molinari/Manassero    1 up Lynn/Jamieson
Bjørn/Jiménez    4 & 2 Donaldson/Warren
Luiten/Bourdy   1 up Fleetwood/Wood
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño   6 & 5 Lawrie/Gallacher
2 Session 3
Overall

Source:[10][12]

Saturday foursomesEdit

5 October 2013

MorningEdit

  Results    
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño halved Lawrie/Gallacher
Luiten/Bourdy   2 & 1 Donaldson/Warren
Olesen/Molinari    2 & 1 Wood/Jamieson
Jiménez/Manassero   1 up Casey/Fleetwood
Session
8 Overall 6

Source:[10]

AfternoonEdit

  Results    
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño    2 & 1 Lawrie/Gallacher
Bjørn/Ilonen    2 & 1 Donaldson/Warren
Luiten/Bourdy   2 up Wood/Jamieson
Jiménez/Manassero    1 up Casey/Lynn
1 Session 3
9 Overall 9

Source:[10]

Sunday singlesEdit

6 October 2013

  Results    
Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño halved Jamie Donaldson
Nicolas Colsaerts   1 up Paul Casey
Joost Luiten    3 & 2 Tommy Fleetwood
Thomas Bjørn halved Simon Khan
Grégory Bourdy   5 & 3 Scott Jamieson
Thorbjørn Olesen    4 & 3 Marc Warren
Matteo Manassero   3 & 2 Stephen Gallacher
Mikko Ilonen    2 & 1 Paul Lawrie
Miguel Ángel Jiménez   6 & 4 David Lynn
Francesco Molinari   3 & 2 Chris Wood
6 Session 4
15 Overall 13

Simon Khan had to pull out of the event through to injury. Under the rules of the event a half was agreed, while Thomas Bjørn sat out the singles.

Source:[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Olazábal and Torrance named Seve Trophy Captains". PGA European Tour. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Francesco Molinari inspires Europe team to first win over Great Britain & Ireland since 2000". The Telegraph. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Europe triumph 15-13 in Seve Trophy". ESPN. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Europe beat GB & Ireland for first time since 2000". BBC Sport. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  5. ^ "European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Qualification Criteria". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Teams confirmed for Seve Trophy by Golf+". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Fernandez-Castaño replaces injured Hanson". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  9. ^ "The Race to Dubai 2013 – Week 39". Golf Today. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Seve Trophy by Golf+ – Live Scoring". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Europe fight back to lead Great Britain and Ireland". BBC Sport. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Olazabal Sticks To His Guns". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

External linksEdit

2011 Seve Trophy
GB&I 15½ Cont Europe 12½
2013 Seve Trophy
Cont Europe 15 GB&I 13