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World Cup of Golf Facts and Figures

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 21 Nov 2016 | Comments

The World Cup of Golf makes a welcome return this week at the stunning Kingston Heath in Melbourne, Australia, where 28 countries have come together in the latest edition of an event that has a long history. Golfshake's Derek Clements has delved into the record books and unearthed some of the facts and stats that have defined the tournament.

  • The USA have won it 24 times and finished second on 10 occasions - next best, with five wins each, are Australia and South Africa.
  • The 2016 Edition will be the 58th playing of the World Cup.
  • Ben Hogan and Sam Snead won at Wentworth in 1956. Only time the event was held in the UK.
  • Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer won it in 1963, 1964, 1966 and 1967.
  • Palmer also won in 1960 and 1962 with Sam Snead.
  • Nicklaus won in 1971 with Lee Trevino and in 1973 with Johnny Miller.
  • It was launched as the Canada Cup and ran ever year from 1953 until 1966. From 1967 until 1992 it was renamed the World Cup, but there were no tournaments in 1981 or 1985.
  • Fred Couples and Davis Love III won four straight World Cups for the USA between 1992 and 1995.
  • From 2000 until 2006 it was known as the WGC World Cup.
  • Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren carried Scotland to victory in 2007.
  • In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 it became the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
  • IPS Handa took over in 2013, when it was won by Adam Scott and Jason Day for Australia - this year's event is the first one since then.


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