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DATES:  Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27th
SITE:  Mission Hills Golf Club (Blackstone Course), Hainan Island, China
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Brian Curley (2010)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,511
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 401 Yds 10 - Par 4 401 Yds
2 - Par 5 623 Yds 11 - Par 3 227 Yds
3 - Par 4 462 Yds 12 - Par 5 531 Yds
4 - Par 4 466 Yds 13 - Par 5 681 Yds
5 - Par 3 172 Yds 14 - Par 4 470 Yds
6 - Par 5 541 Yds 15 - Par 3 211 Yds
7 - Par 4 389 Yds 16 - Par 4 360 Yds
8 - Par 3 192 Yds 17 - Par 4 436 Yds
9 - Par 4 478 Yds 18 - Par 4 470 Yds
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36 3,724 Yds 36 3,717 Yds
Annual: 56th
Defending Champion: Italy (last held in 2009)
Runner-Up: Sweden, Ireland
Tournament Record: 536 (United States, 1994)
Tournament Four-Day Record: 252 (Japan - S.Maruyama/T.Izawa, 2002)
Tournament Record (Individual): 263 (Tiger Woods, 1999)
Lowest Fourball Score: 57 (Argentina, New Zealand, 2000; USA, 2002)
Lowest Foursome Score: 61 (Argentina, 2005)
36-Hole Record: 124 (Argentina, New Zealand, 2000)
54-Hole Record: 186 (USA, 2000; Japan, 2002)
Daily Format: Thursday - Four-ball Format,
Friday - Foursomes Format,
Saturday - Four-ball Format,
Sunday - Foursomes Format
Total Purse: $7,500,000
Shares: 1st Place - $2,400,000 (per team); 2nd - $1,300,000; 3rd - $750,000;
4th Place - $430,000; 5th Place - $350,000
2009 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Italy 259 Australia 267
Sweden 260 South Africa 268
Ireland 260 Germany 268
England 262 United States 268
Japan 266 Korea 268
Wales 268
Past World Cup Team Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010 Not Held
2009 Italy (Edoardo Molinari/Francesco Molinari) -- Sweden, Ireland
2008 Sweden (Robert Karlsson/Henrik Stenson) -- Spain
2007 *Scotland (Colin Montgomerie/Marc Warren) -- United States
2006 *Germany (Bernhard Langer/Marcel Siem) -- Scotland
2005 #Wales (Stephen Dodd/Bradley Dredge) -- England, Sweden
2004 England (Luke Donald/Paul Casey) -- Spain
2003 South Africa (Rory Sabbatini/Trevor Immelman) -- England
2002 Japan (Shigeki Maruyama/Toshi Izawa) -- United States
2001 *South Africa (Ernie Els/Retief Goosen) -- Denmark, New Zealand, USA
2000 United States (Tiger Woods/David Duval) - Argentina
1999 United States (Tiger Woods/Mark O'Meara) -- Spain
1998 England (David Carter/Nick Faldo) -- Italy
1997 Ireland (Paul McGinley/Padraig Harrington) -- Scotland
1996 South Africa (Ernie Els/Wayne Westner) -- United States
1995 United States (Fred Couples/Davis Love III) -- Australia
1994 United States (Fred Couples/Davis Love III)
1993 United States (Fred Couples/Davis Love III) -- Zimbabwe
1992 United States (Fred Couples/Davis Love III)
1991 Sweden (Anders Forsbrand/Per-Ulrik Johansson)
1990 Germany (Bernhard Langer/Torsten Giedeon)
1989 Australia (Wayne Grady/Peter Fowler)
1988 United States (Ben Crenshaw/Mark McCumber)
1987 *Wales (Ian Woosnam/David Llewellyn)
1986 Not Held
1985 Canada (Dave Barr/Dan Halldorson)
1984 Spain (Jose Canizares/Jose Rivero)
1983 United States (John Cook/Rex Caldwell)
1982 Spain (Jose Canizares/Jose Rivero)
1981 Not Held
1980 Canada (Jim Nelford/Dan Halldorson)
1979 United States (Hale Irwin/John Mahaffey)
1978 United States (John Mahaffey/Andy North)
1977 Spain (Seve Ballesteros/Antonio Garrido)
1976 Spain (Seve Ballesteros/Manuel Pinero)
1975 United States (Johnny Miller/Lou Graham)
1974 South Africa (Bobby Cole/Dale Hayes)
1973 United States (Johnny Miller/Jack Nicklaus)
1972 Taiwan (Hsieh Min Nan/Lu Liang Huan)
1971 United States (Jack Nicklaus/Lee Trevino)
1970 Australia (David Graham/Bruce Devlin)
1969 United States (Orville Moody/Lee Trevino)
1968 Canada (Al Balding/George Knudson)
1967 United States (Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer)
1966 United States (Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer)
1965 South Africa (Gary Player/Harold Henning)
1964 United States (Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer)
1963 United States (Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer)
1962 United States (Arnold Palmer/Sam Snead)
1961 United States (Jimmy Demaret/Sam Snead)
1960 United States (Arnold Palmer/Sam Snead)
1959 Australia (Del Nagle/Peter Thompson)
1958 Ireland (Harry Bradshaw/Christy O'Connor)
1957 Japan (Torakichi Nakamura/Koichi Ono)
1956 United States (Ben Hogan/Sam Snead)
1955 United States (Ed Furgol/Chick Harbert)
1954 Australia (Kel Nagle/Peter Thompson)
1953 Argentina (Antonio Cerda/Roberto de Vicenzo)
* - Won in Playoff
# - Weather Shortened
Past World Cup Individual Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010 Not Held
2009 No Individual Competition - at Mission Hills Golf Club, China
2008 No Individual Competition - at Mission Hills Golf Club, China
2007 No Individual Competition - at Mission Hills Golf Club, China
2006 No Individual Competition - at Sandy Lane Resort, St. James, Barbados
2005 No Individual Competition - at Victoria Clube, Vilamoura, Portugal
2004 No Individual Competition - at Real Club de Golf, Seville, Spain
2003 No Individual Competition - at Kiawah Island, South Carolina
2002 No Individual Competition - at Vista Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2001 No Individual Competition - at Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba City, Japan
2000 No Individual Competition - at Buenos Aires Golf Club, Argentina
1999 Tiger Woods (United States) - at Mines Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998 Scott Verplank (United States) - at Gulf Harbour, New Zealand
1997 Colin Montgomerie (Scotland) - at Kiawah Island, South Carolina
1996 Ernie Els (South Africa) - at Erinvale Golf Club, South Africa
1995 *Davis Love III (United States) - at TPC Mission Hills, China
1994 Fred Couples (United States) - at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
1993 Bernhard Langer (Germany) - at Lake Nona, Florida
1992 Brett Ogle (Australia) - at La Moraleja, Spain
1991 Ian Woosnam (Wales) - Le Querce, Rome
1990 Payne Stewart (United States) - at Grand Cypress, Florida
1989 Peter Fowler (Australia) - at Las Brisas, Spain
1988 Ben Crenshaw (United States) - at Royal Melbourne, Australia
1987 Ian Woosnam (Wales) - at Kapalua, Hawaii
1986 Not Held
1985 Howard Clark (England) - at La Quinta, California
1984 Jose Canizares (Spain) - at Olgiata, Rome
1983 Dave Barr (Canada) - at Pondok Indah, Jakarta
1982 Manuel Pinero (Spain) - at Piere Marques, Acapulco
1981 Not Held
1980 Sandy Lyle (Scotland) - at El Rimcon, Bogota
1979 Hale Irwin (United States) - at Glyfada, Greece
1978 John Mahaffey (United States) - at Princeville, Hawaii
1977 Gary Player (South Africa) - at Wack Wack, Manila
1976 Ernesto Acosta (Mexico) - at Palm Springs, California
1975 Johnny Miller (United States) - at Navatanee, Bangkok
1974 Bobby Cole (South Africa) - at Caravas, Venezuela
1973 Johnny Miller (United States) - at Neuva Andalucia, Spain
1972 Hsieh Min-Nan (China) - at Royal Melbourne, Australia
1971 Jack Nicklaus (United States) - at Palm Beach, Florida
1970 Roberto de Vicenzo (Argentina) - at Jockey Club, Buenos Aires
1969 Lee Trevino (United States) - at Singapore Island
1968 Al Balding (Canada) - at Olgiata, Rome
1967 Arnold Palmer (United States) - at Club de Golf, Mexico City
1966 George Knudson (Canada) - at Yomiuri, Tokyo
1965 Gary Player (South Africa) - at Club de Campo, Madrid
1964 Jack Nicklaus (United States) - at Kasnapali, Hawaii
1963 Jack Nicklaus (United States) - at St. Nom-la-Bretsche, Paris
1962 Roberto de Vicenzo (Argentina) - at Jockey Club, Buenos Aires
1961 Sam Snead (United States) - at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
1960 Flory van Donck (Belgium) - at Portmarnock, Dublin
1959 Stan Leonard (Canada) - at Royal Melbourne, Australia
1958 Angel Miguel (Spain) - at Club de Golf, Mexico City
1957 Torakichi Nakamura (Japan) - at Kasumigaseki, Tokyo
1956 Ben Hogan (United States) - at Wentworth Club, Surrey, England
1955 Ed Furgol (United States) - at Columbia, Washington
1954 Stan Leonard (Canada) - at Laval-sur-Lac, Montreal
1953 Antonio Cerda (Argentina) - at Beaconsfield, Montreal
* - Won in Playoff
Note: Previously called Canada Cup (1953-66), Philip Morris World Cup
(1989, 91-92), Kraft General Foods (1990), World Cup of Golf (1993-99), WGC-EMC World Cup (2000-02), WGC-World Cup (2003-06).

 

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