Women's World Cup of Golf

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Annika Sorenstam won the title once representing Sweden. 2008 LPGA Championship - Annika Sorenstam tee shot.jpg
Annika Sörenstam won the title once representing Sweden.

The Women's World Cup of Golf was a professional golf tournament contested by teams of two female golfers representing their respective countries. The tournament was played in two incarnations, first in 2000 at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, County Limerick in Ireland sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, [1] and later annually between 2005 and 2008 in South Africa sanctioned also by the LPGA Tour, money unofficial on both tours. [2] The purse in the final year was US$1.4 million. The field consisted of twenty-two teams and each qualifying country could field one team. It was held in January or February, at the beginning of the season for the world's dominant professional tour, the U.S. LPGA Tour, and of other major tours such as those in Japan and Europe. [3]

Golf sport in which players attempt to hit a ball with a club into a goal using a minimum number of shots

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

The 2000 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from January through December 2000. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Adare Manor

Adare Manor is a manor house located on the banks of the River Maigue in the village of Adare, County Limerick, Ireland, the former seat of the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. The present house was built in the early 19th-century, though retaining some of the walls of the 17th-century structure. It is now the Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, a luxury hotel.

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Winners

YearDatesCountryTeamRunners-upThird-placeIndividual
2008 Jan 18–20Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Jennifer Rosales & Dorothy Delasin Flag of South Korea.svg Jiyai Shin & Eun-Hee Ji Flag of Japan.svg Miki Saiki & Shinobu Moromizato
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Amy Hung & Yun-Jye Wei
n/a
2007 Jan 19–21Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay Julieta Granada & Celeste Troche Flag of the United States.svg Pat Hurst & Juli Inkster Flag of South Korea.svg Young Kim & Jiyai Shin
2006 Jan 20–22Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Annika Sörenstam & Liselotte Neumann Flag of Scotland.svg Catriona Matthew & Janice Moodie Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Becky Brewerton & Becky Morgan
2005 Feb 11–13Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Ai Miyazato & Rui Kitada Flag of South Korea.svg Jang Jeong & Bo Bae Song
Flag of the Philippines.svg Jennifer Rosales & Dorothy Delasin
TSN Ladies World Cup Golf
2000 Sep 15–17Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Carin Koch & Sophie Gustafson Flag of England.svg Laura Davies & Trish Johnson Flag of Australia.svg Alison Munt & Jane Crafter Flag of England.svg Laura Davies

Performance by nation 2005–2008

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird-place
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 110
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 101
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 100
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 100
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 021
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 010
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 001
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 001

See also

The World Cup of Golf is a men's golf tournament contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking, although not all of the first choice players choose to compete. The equivalent event for women was the Women's World Cup of Golf, played from 2005 to 2008.

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References

  1. TSN Ladies World Cup Golf, Ladies European Tour, 17 September 2000
  2. Women's World Cup of Golf, Ladies European Tour, 20 January 2008
  3. Philippines win Women's Golf World Cup, 21 January 2008