World Cup (men's golf)

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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.

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 Official World Golf Ranking is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. It was started in 1986.

Womens World Cup of Golf

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, and later annually between 2005 and 2008 in South Africa sanctioned also by the LPGA Tour, money unofficial on both tours. 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.

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History

The tournament was founded by Canadian industrialist John Jay Hopkins, who hoped it would promote international goodwill through golf. It began in 1953 as the Canada Cup and changed its name to the World Cup in 1967. [1] With Fred Corcoran as the Tournament Director and the International Golf Association behind it (1955–77), the World Cup traveled the globe and grew to be one of golf's most prestigious tournaments throughout the 1960s and 1970s, but interest in the event faded to the point that the event was not held in 1981 or 1986.

John Jay Hopkins was founder and president of General Dynamics from 1952 to 1957.

Fred Corcoran Sports promoter, agent, golf historian and administrator

Fred J. Corcoran was a golf tournament director, publicist, agent and business manager. Known around the world as "Mr. Golf," he was one of the first non-players to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. He acted as tournament manager of the PGA in the 1930s, promotion manager in the 1940s; the founder of the LPGA, the Golf Writers Association of America, the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association; tournament director of the Thunderbird and Westchester Classic; and the director of the International Golf Association. In addition to golf, his diverse career also included the world of baseball, boxing, hockey, football as he at one time managed the business affairs of Sam Snead, Ted Williams, Babe Zaharias, Stan Musial, Tony Lema, Ken Venturi, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Weiskopf and Pete Gogolak.

The tournament was incorporated into the World Golf Championships series from 2000 to 2006. In 2007 it ceased to be a World Golf Championships event, but continued to be sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The World Golf Championships (WGC) are a group of four annual events for professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. All four WGC tournaments are official money events on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour, and officially sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour, and PGA Tour of Australasia.

From 2007 through 2009 the tournament was held at the Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, receiving the name Mission Hills World Cup. There was no tournament in 2010, it having been announced that the event would change from annual to biennial, held in odd-numbered years, to accommodate the 2016 inclusion of golf at the Olympics. [2] The 2011 tournament was at a new venue — Mission Hills Haikou in the Chinese island province of Hainan. [3]

Mission Hills Shenzhen is a twelve course 18-hole course golf resort, located in the town of Guanlan (觀瀾) in Shenzhen, between the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan. It is accredited as the world's largest golf facility by the Guinness World Records in 2004, surpassing the Pinehurst Resort in the United States. It currently has 11 championship courses and an 18-hole par three course, each designed by a different golf personality. Ken Chu, also known as “Mr. Golf" in China, is the Chairman and CEO for Mission Hills Group.

Shenzhen Prefecture-level and Sub-provincial city in Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China; it forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis, bordering Hong Kong to the south, Huizhou to the northeast, and Dongguan to the northwest. It holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than those of a province.

Golf at the Summer Olympics

Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904. At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The United States has a clear lead in wins, with 24 as of 2016. [4]

Format

In 1953, the format was 36 holes of stroke play with the combined score of the two-man team determining the winner. From 1954 to 1999, the format was 72 holes of stroke play. Beginning in 2000, the format became alternating stroke play rounds of bestball (fourball) and alternate shot (foursomes).

Fourball is a playing format in the game of golf. It is also known as best ball or more properly better ball.

The 2013 tournament was primarily an individual event with a team component. The 60-player field was selected based on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) with up to two players per country allowed to qualify (four per country if they are within the top 15 of the OWGR). The format returned to 72 holes of stroke play, with the individuals competing for US$7 million of the $8 million total purse. OWGR points were awarded for the first time. The top two-ranked players from each country competed for the team portion, using combined stroke play scores. [5] The individual portion was similar to what would be used at the 2016 Summer Olympics, except that England, Scotland, and Wales had teams instead of a single Great Britain team as in the Olympics, [6] [7] while Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland again played as a single team. [7]

In 2016, the format reverted to that used from 2000 to 2011.

From 1955 to 1999, there was also a separate award, the International Trophy, for the individual with the best 72-hole score.

Team winners

YearWinnersTeamLocationRunners-up
ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf
2018 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry Melbourne, AustraliaFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaMarc Leishman and Cameron Smith
Flag of Mexico.svg  MexicoAbraham Ancer and Roberto Díaz
ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf
2016 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen Melbourne, AustraliaFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  ChinaLi Haotong and Wu Ashun
Flag of France.svg  FranceVictor Dubuisson and Romain Langasque
Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesRickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker
2013 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Jason Day and Adam Scott Melbourne, AustraliaFlag of the United States.svg  United StatesMatt Kuchar and Kevin Streelman
Omega Mission Hills World Cup [8]
2011 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland Haikou, Hainan Island, ChinaFlag of England.svg  EnglandIan Poulter and Justin Rose
Flag of Germany.svg  GermanyMartin Kaymer and Alex Čejka
2009 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari Shenzhen, China Flag of Sweden.svg  SwedenHenrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland [9] Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell
2008 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson Shenzhen, China Flag of Spain.svg  SpainMiguel Ángel Jiménez and Pablo Larrazábal
2007 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren Shenzhen, China Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesHeath Slocum and Boo Weekley
WGC-World Cup
2006 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Bernhard Langer and Marcel Siem Sandy Lane Resort, Barbados Flag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandColin Montgomerie and Marc Warren
2005 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Stephen Dodd and Bradley Dredge Algarve, Portugal Flag of England.svg  EnglandLuke Donald and David Howell
Flag of Sweden.svg  SwedenNiclas Fasth and Henrik Stenson
2004 Flag of England.svg  England Paul Casey and Luke Donald Seville, Spain Flag of Spain.svg  SpainSergio García and Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2003 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United StatesFlag of England.svg  EnglandPaul Casey and Justin Rose
2002 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Toshimitsu Izawa and Shigeki Maruyama Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesPhil Mickelson and David Toms
2001 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Ernie Els and Retief Goosen Gotemba, Japan Flag of Denmark.svg  DenmarkThomas Bjørn and Søren Hansen
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New ZealandMichael Campbell and David Smail
Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesDavid Duval and Tiger Woods
2000 Flag of the United States.svg  United States David Duval and Tiger Woods Buenos Aires, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg  ArgentinaEduardo Romero and Ángel Cabrera
World Cup of Golf
1999 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Flag of Spain.svg  SpainSantiago Luna and Miguel Ángel Martín
1998 Flag of England.svg  England David Carter and Nick Faldo Auckland, New Zealand Flag of Italy.svg  ItalyMassimo Florioli and Costantino Rocca
1997 Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Pádraig Harrington and Paul McGinley Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United StatesFlag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandColin Montgomerie and Raymond Russell
1996 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Ernie Els and Wayne Westner Cape Town, South AfricaFlag of the United States.svg  United StatesSteve Jones and Tom Lehman
1995Flag of the United States.svg  United States Fred Couples and Davis Love III Shenzhen, China Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaRobert Allenby and Steve Elkington
1994Flag of the United States.svg  United States Fred Couples and Davis Love III Dorado, Puerto Rico Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  ZimbabweTony Johnstone and Mark McNulty
1993Flag of the United States.svg  United States Fred Couples and Davis Love III Orlando, Florida, United StatesFlag of Zimbabwe.svg  ZimbabweMark McNulty and Nick Price
World Cup
1992Flag of the United States.svg  United States Fred Couples and Davis Love III Madrid, Spain Flag of Sweden.svg  SwedenAnders Forsbrand and Per-Ulrik Johansson
1991Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Anders Forsbrand and Per-Ulrik Johansson Rome, Italy Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WalesPhillip Price and Ian Woosnam
1990Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Torsten Giedeon and Bernhard Langer Orlando, Florida, United StatesFlag of England.svg  EnglandRichard Boxall and Mark James
Flag of Ireland.svg  IrelandDavid Feherty and Ronan Rafferty
1989Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Peter Fowler and Wayne Grady Marbella, Spain Flag of Spain.svg  SpainJosé Maria Cañizares and José María Olazábal
1988Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ben Crenshaw and Mark McCumber Melbourne, AustraliaFlag of Japan.svg  JapanMasashi Ozaki and Tateo Ozaki
1987Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales David Llewellyn and Ian Woosnam Maui, Hawaii, United StatesFlag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandSandy Lyle and Sam Torrance
1986No tournament
1985Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Dave Barr and Dan Halldorson La Quinta, California, United StatesFlag of England.svg  EnglandHoward Clark and Paul Way
1984Flag of Spain.svg  Spain José Maria Cañizares and José Rivero Rome, Italy Flag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandGordon Brand, Jnr and Sam Torrance
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  TaiwanHsieh Min-Nan and Chen Tze-Chung
1983Flag of the United States.svg  United States Rex Caldwell and John Cook Jakarta, Indonesia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaTerry Gale and Wayne Grady
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CanadaJerry Anderson and Dave Barr
1982Flag of Spain.svg  Spain José Maria Cañizares and Manuel Piñero Acapulco, Mexico Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesBobby Clampett and Bob Gilder
1981No tournament
1980Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Dan Halldorson and Jim Nelford Bogotá, Colombia Flag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandSandy Lyle and Steve Martin
1979Flag of the United States.svg  United States Hale Irwin and John Mahaffey Athens, Greece Flag of Scotland.svg  ScotlandSandy Lyle and Ken Brown
1978Flag of the United States.svg  United States John Mahaffey and Andy North Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaWayne Grady and Greg Norman
1977Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido Manila, Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg  PhilippinesBen Arda and Rudy Lavares
1976Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero Palm Springs, California, United StatesFlag of the United States.svg  United StatesJerry Pate and Dave Stockton
1975Flag of the United States.svg  United States Lou Graham and Johnny Miller Bangkok, Thailand Flag of the Republic of China.svg  TaiwanHsieh Min-Nan and Kuo Chie-Hsiung
1974Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa Bobby Cole and Dale Hayes Caracas, Venezuela Flag of Japan.svg  JapanIsao Aoki and Masashi Ozaki
1973Flag of the United States.svg  United States Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus Marbella, Spain Flag of South Africa.svg  South AfricaHugh Baiocchi and Gary Player
1972Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Hsieh Min-Nan and Lu Liang-Huan Melbourne, Australia Flag of Japan.svg  JapanTakaaki Kono and Takashi Murakami
1971Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino Palm Beach, Florida, United StatesFlag of South Africa.svg  South AfricaHarold Henning and Gary Player
1970Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Bruce Devlin and David Graham Buenos Aires, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg  ArgentinaRoberto De Vicenzo and Vicente Fernández
1969Flag of the United States.svg  United States Orville Moody and Lee Trevino Singapore Flag of Japan.svg  JapanTakaaki Kono and Haruo Yasuda
1968Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Al Balding and George Knudson Rome, ItalyFlag of the United States.svg  United StatesJulius Boros and Lee Trevino
1967Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Mexico City, MexicoFlag of New Zealand.svg  New ZealandBob Charles and Walter Godfrey
Canada Cup
1966 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Tokyo, JapanFlag of South Africa.svg  South AfricaHarold Henning and Gary Player
1965 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa Harold Henning and Gary Player Madrid, SpainFlag of Spain.svg  SpainÁngel Miguel and Ramón Sota
1964 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Maui, Hawaii, United StatesFlag of Argentina.svg  ArgentinaRoberto De Vicenzo and Leopoldo Ruiz
1963 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Paris, France Flag of Spain.svg  SpainSebastián Miguel and Ramón Sota
1962 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead Buenos Aires, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg  ArgentinaFidel de Luca and Roberto De Vicenzo
1961 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead Dorado, Puerto Rico Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaKel Nagle and Peter Thomson
1960 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead Portmarnock, Dublin, Ireland Flag of England.svg  EnglandBernard Hunt and Harry Weetman
1959 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson Melbourne, Australia Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesCary Middlecoff and Sam Snead
1958 Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Harry Bradshaw and Christy O'Connor Snr Mexico City, MexicoFlag of Spain.svg  SpainÁngel Miguel and Sebastián Miguel
1957 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Torakichi Nakamura and Koichi Ono Tokyo, Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United StatesJimmy Demaret and Sam Snead
1956 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Ben Hogan and Sam Snead Wentworth, Surrey, England Flag of South Africa.svg  South AfricaBobby Locke and Gary Player
1955 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Ed Furgol and Chick Harbert Washington, DC, United StatesFlag of Australia (converted).svg  AustraliaKel Nagle and Peter Thomson
1954 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson Montreal, Canada Flag of Argentina.svg  ArgentinaAntonio Cerdá and Roberto de Vicenzo
1953 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Antonio Cerdá and Roberto De Vicenzo Montreal, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CanadaBill Kerr and Stan Leonard

Performance by nation

TeamChampionsRunners-up
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2411
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 56
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 54
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 47
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 32
Flag of England.svg  England 26
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 24
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 23
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 22
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 21
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 21
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 16
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 15
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 12
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 11
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 11
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 10
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 02
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 02
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 01
Flag of France.svg  France 01
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 01
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 01

Individual winners

YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
2016–2018: No individual tournament
2013 Jason Day Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 274−102 strokes Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Bjørn
2000–2011: No individual tournament
1999 Tiger Woods Flag of the United States.svg  United States 263−219 strokes Flag of New Zealand.svg Frank Nobilo
1998 Scott Verplank Flag of the United States.svg  United States 279−91 stroke Flag of England.svg Nick Faldo
Flag of Italy.svg Costantino Rocca
1997 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 266−222 strokes Flag of Germany.svg Alex Čejka
1996 Ernie Els Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 272−163 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Westner
1995 Davis Love III Flag of the United States.svg  United States 267−21Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hisayuki Sasaki
1994 Fred Couples Flag of the United States.svg  United States 265−235 strokes Flag of Italy.svg Costantino Rocca
1993 Bernhard Langer Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 272−163 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Fred Couples
1992 Brett Ogle Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 270−18Playoff Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Woosnam
1991 Ian Woosnam Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 273−153 strokes Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
1990 Payne Stewart Flag of the United States.svg  United States 271−172 strokes Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Sørensen
1989 Peter Fowler Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 137−71 stroke Flag of Spain.svg José María Cañizares
Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Sørensen
1988 Ben Crenshaw Flag of the United States.svg  United States 275−131 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tateo Ozaki
1987 Ian Woosnam Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 274−145 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle
1986: No tournament
1985 Howard Clark Flag of England.svg  England 272−165 strokes Flag of Ireland.svg Christy O'Connor Jnr
1984 José María Cañizares Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 205−112 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Gordon Brand, Jnr
1983 Dave Barr Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 276−123 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Rex Caldwell
1982 Manuel Piñero Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 281−31 stroke Flag of Spain.svg José María Cañizares
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Gilder
1981: No tournament
1980 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 282−61 stroke Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
1979 Hale Irwin Flag of the United States.svg  United States 285−32 strokes Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle
1978 John Mahaffey Flag of the United States.svg  United States 281−72 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Andy North
1977 Gary Player Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 289+13 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Hubert Green
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Rudy Lavares
1976 Ernesto Acosta Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 282−63 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Brian Barnes
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Manuel Piñero
1975 Johnny Miller Flag of the United States.svg  United States 275−132 strokes Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Ben Arda
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Min-Nan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Shearer
1974 Bobby Cole Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 271−95 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
1973 Johnny Miller Flag of the United States.svg  United States 277−113 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
1972 Hsieh Min-Nan Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 217+12 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takaaki Kono
1971 Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg  United States 271−177 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
1970 Roberto De Vicenzo Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 269−191 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham
1969 Lee Trevino Flag of the United States.svg  United States 275−91 stroke Flag of Argentina.svg Roberto De Vicenzo
1968 Al Balding Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 274−145 strokes Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Bernardini
1967 Arnold Palmer Flag of the United States.svg  United States 276−125 strokes Flag of New Zealand.svg Bob Charles
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus
1966 George Knudson Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 272−16Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideyo Sugimoto
1965 Gary Player Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 281−73 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jack Nicklaus
1964 Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg  United States 276−122 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
1963 Jack Nicklaus Flag of the United States.svg  United States 237−155 strokes Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Sebastián Miguel
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
1962 Roberto De Vicenzo Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 276−42 strokes Flag of England.svg Peter Alliss
Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
1961 Sam Snead Flag of the United States.svg  United States 272−168 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Thomson
1960 Flory Van Donck Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 279−92 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Sam Snead
1959 Stan Leonard Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada 275−5Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Thomson
1958 Ángel Miguel Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 286−2Playoff Flag of Ireland.svg Harry Bradshaw
1957 Torakichi Nakamura Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 274−147 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Snead
Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg Dave Thomas
1956 Ben Hogan Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States 277−75 strokes Flag of Argentina.svg Roberto De Vicenzo
1955 Ed Furgol Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States 279−1Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Thomson
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flory Van Donck
1953–54: No individual award

Multiple winners

Seve Ballesteros won the title twice as part of the Spanish team. Seve Ballesteros 2006-07-19.jpg
Seve Ballesteros won the title twice as part of the Spanish team.

Teammates

As part of team

As individual (International Trophy)

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Portland Open Invitational

The Portland Open Invitational was a professional golf tournament in the northwest United States on the PGA Tour, played in Portland, Oregon. Established by Robert A. Hudson with a $10,000 purse in 1944, it was played in from 1944 to 1948 and again from 1959 to 1966. The event was hosted eight times at the Portland Golf Club, and four times at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club. First played as the Portland Open, the revived 1959 event played as the Portland Centennial Open Invitational, in honor of Oregon's centennial of statehood.

The 1961 Canada Cup took place June 1–4 at Dorado Beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico. It was the ninth Canada Cup event, which became the World Cup in 1967. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with 33 teams. These were the same teams that had competed in 1960 but without Central Africa and with the addition of Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Each team consisted of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. The American team of Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead won by 12 strokes over the Australian team of Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson. The individual competition was won by Sam Snead, who finished eight shots ahead of Peter Thomson.

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