2016 World Cup of Golf

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2016 World Cup of Golf
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Tournament information
Dates24–27 November
Location Melbourne, Australia
Course(s) Kingston Heath Golf Club
Format72 holes stroke play
alternate shot & four-ball
Statistics
Par72
Field28 two-man teams
Prize fund$8.0 million
Winner's share$2.56 million
Champion
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Søren Kjeldsen & Thorbjørn Olesen
268 (−20)
  2013
2018  
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Kingston Heath GC
Location in Australia

The 2016 World Cup of Golf (known as the 2016 ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf for sponsorship reasons) was a golf tournament played from 24–27 November at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. [1] It was the 58th World Cup. [2] Twenty-eight countries competed as two-player teams. [3] The format was 72-hole stroke play; the first and third days were alternate shot, and the second and fourth days were four-ball play.

Contents

The tournament was won by Denmark by four shots. [4] [5]

Qualification

Jason Day, the individual champion of the 2013 World Cup of Golf, qualified automatically, representing Australia, and was allowed to select his partner as defined below. One player each from 27 other countries qualified based on their position in the Official World Golf Ranking on 1 August. The deadline for these players to commit was 11 August. [3]

The 28 exempt players selected a partner from the same country, if such a player was ranked in the top 500 of the OWGR. If less than five other players from that country were ranked in the top 500, a player could choose a partner from outside the top 500. [3] The deadline for teams to be finalized is 26 August.

Teams

The table below lists the teams in order of qualification (i.e. ranking of seeded player on 1 August 2016), together with their World Ranking at the time of the tournament.

CountrySeeded playerUnseeded player
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Rickie Fowler (12) Jimmy Walker (20)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Adam Scott (7) Marc Leishman (54)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hideki Matsuyama (6) Ryo Ishikawa (100)
Flag of England.svg  England Chris Wood (38) Andy Sullivan (46)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Russell Knox (19) Duncan Stewart (324)
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello (32) Jon Rahm (131)
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Shane Lowry (43) Graeme McDowell (83)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea An Byeong-hun (42) Kim Kyung-tae (56)
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Thongchai Jaidee (52) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (81)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Søren Kjeldsen (45) Thorbjørn Olesen (67)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Danny Lee (64) Ryan Fox (135)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Alex Norén (9) David Lingmerth (66)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Francesco Molinari (33) Matteo Manassero (340)
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Bernd Wiesberger (40) Martin Wiegele (1319)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Thomas Pieters (50) Nicolas Colsaerts (106)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Joost Luiten (59) Darius van Driel (385)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Jaco van Zyl (94) George Coetzee (141)
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Jhonattan Vegas (74) Julio Vegas (1871)
Flag of France.svg  France Victor Dubuisson (79) Romain Langasque (192)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Bradley Dredge (91) Stuart Manley (881)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Alex Čejka (150) Stephan Jäger (472)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Ricardo Gouveia (125) José-Filipe Lima (287)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada David Hearn (149) Adam Hadwin (187)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Wu Ashun (171) Li Haotong (130)
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Miguel Tabuena (154) Angelo Que (416)
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei Pan Cheng-tsung (195) Chan Shih-chang (188)
Flag of India.svg  India Shiv Chawrasia (226) S. Chikkarangappa (326)
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Danny Chia (296) Nicholas Fung (329)

The following players were eligible to be a seeded player but did not commit. The order is based on the World Rankings on 1 August 2016. Three countries with an eligible player did not compete: Argentina, Fiji and Paraguay. They were replaced by Chinese Taipei, India and Malaysia.

Final leaderboard

#CountryScoreTo parMoney (US$) [6]
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 72-60-70-66=268−202,560,000
T2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 70-65-72-65=272−16880,333
Flag of France.svg  France 70-67-72-63=272
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 70-67-69-66=272
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 72-66-73-62=273−15380,000
T6Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 71-66-73-64=274−14297,500
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 73-65-71-65=274
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 69-67-73-66=275−13215,000
T9Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 74-68-70-65=277−11142,500
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 72-69-70-66=277
T11Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 75-68-69-66=278−10105,000
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 75-64-72-67=278
T13Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 73-69-70-67=279−983,500
Flag of England.svg  England 71-66-77-65=279
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 74-71-70-64=279
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 76-66-71-66=279
T17Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 73-68-71-68=280−875,000
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 75-64-75-66=280
T19Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 78-65-72-67=282−670,000
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 74-65-74-69=282
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 73-66-77-66=282
T22Flag of India.svg  India 74-66-75-68=283−563,000
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 77-68-72-66=283
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 74-69-76-64=283
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 74-66-80-63=283
26Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 74-68-72-70=284−458,000
27Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 74-68-76-67=285−356,000
28Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 77-67-77-70=291+354,000

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