Australia awaits as field finalized for 58th edition of the World Cup of Golf

Partners officially chosen as 56 players form 28 two-man teams from across the globe

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Tournament officials today announced a final field whose diverse accomplishments, backgrounds and native countries will make up the 28 two-man teams which will descend on Melbourne, Australia, to represent their countries in the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club fromNovember 23-27.
The field includes:
  • Six major championship winners
  • 27 Olympians
  • 18 past participants of either The Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup
  • 2 sets of brothers
  • 4 players in the top 10 and 17 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking
  • Players from countries representing six different continents
  • 4 past World Cup champions
  • A player who shot 58 on the Web.Com Tour this year
  • Players with a combined 317 victories from around the globe
“The field this year for the World Cup of Golf is a perfect example of why this tournament is consistently one of the most unique and exciting event’s on golf’s calendar,” said Executive Director Matt Kamienski. “The 56 players competing in the World Cup of Golf include both household names, who represent the very best in the game, as well as top emerging competitors from countries across the globe.”

 

2016 World Cup of Golf Field:

Country Name OWGR INT WINS World Cup of Golf appearances Years
AUS Jason Day 1 11 1 2013
AUS Adam Scott 7 26 3 2001, 2002, 2013
AUT Bernd Wiesberger 60 4 1 2013
AUT Martin Wiegele 1224 4 1 2004
BEL Thomas Pieters 54 2 0  
BEL Nicolas Colsaerts 124 2 2 2011, 2013
CAN David Hearn 138 1 1 2013
CAN Graham DeLaet 144 4 2 2008, 2009
CHN Ashun Wu 140 2 1 2013
CHN Haotong Li 161 0 0  
DEN Søren Kjeldsen 45 4 5 98, 99, 03, 04, 09
DEN Thorbjørn Olesen 71 3 2 11, 14
ENG Danny Willett 10 5 1 2013
ENG Lee Westwood 43 41 0 0
ESP Rafa Cabrera Bello 26 4 1 2013
ESP Jon Rahm 126 0 0 0
FIJ Vijay Singh 127 56 3 01, 02, 13
FIJ Krishna Singh 1835 0 0  
FRA Victor Dubuisson 90 2 1 2013
FRA Romain Langasque 209 0 0  
GER Alex Cejka 117 8 11 95-97, 00, 02, 03, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11
GER Stephan Jaeger 415 0 0  
IND SSP Chawrasia 234 3 0  
IND S Chikarangappa 439 0 0  
IRL Shane Lowry 35 3 1 2013
IRL Graeme McDowell 70 11 4 08, 09, 11, 14
ITA Francesco Molinari 58 3 6 06-09, 11, 14
ITA Matteo Manassero 316 4 1 2013
JPN Hideki Matsuyama 16 7 0 0
JPN Ryo Ishikawa 197 13 1 2013
KOR Byeong Hun An 34 2 0  
KOR K.T. Kim 51 14 0  
NED Joost Luiten 68 4 1 2011
NED Darius van Driel 404 0 0  
NZL Danny Lee 47 2 1 2009
NZL Ryan Fox 136 2 0  
PHI Miguel Tabuena 155 0 0  
PHI Angelo Que 368 0 3 2008, 2009, 2014
POR Ricardo Gouveia 137 0 0  
POR José-Filipe Lima 358 0 2 2005, 2013
RSA Jaco Van Zyl 77 12 0  
RSA George Coetzee 128 7 1 2013
SCO Russell Knox 30 2 0 0
SCO Duncan Stewart 370 0 0 0
SWE Alex Noren 39 5 1 2011
SWE David Lingmerth 52 1 0  
THA Thongchai Jaidee 42 18 4 07, 08, 09, 11
THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat  57 4 2 2011, 2013
TPE Cheng Tsung Pan 196 0 0  
TPE Chan Shih-chang 381 0 0  
USA Rickie Fowler 8 6 0 0
USA Jimmy Walker 19 6 0 0
VEN Jhonattan Vegas 83 3 1 2009
VEN Julio Vegas 1835 0 0  
WAL Jamie Donaldson 89 4 2 2009, 2011
WAL Bradley Dredge 105 2 7 2002-2008
No country has enjoyed more success in the World Cup of Golf than the United States, with 24 titles in the history of the event. Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, who will each be playing in the World Cup of Golf for the first time, will face a challenging field if they are to make it 25 victories for the United States. Defending champions Jason Day and Adam Scott will again represent the tournament’s host country as they try to win Australia’s sixth World Cup of Golf.
Of the 28 teams in the field, 14 have at least one World Cup of Golf victory –
United States    24
Australia              5
South Africa       5
Spain                     4
Canada                 3
England                2
Germany             2
Ireland                  2
Japan                    2
Sweden               2
Wales                    2
Chinese Taipei   1
Italy                       1
Scotland               1
More information on the 28 countries in this year’s World Cup of Golf and their best-ever finishes in the event:

 

Country Finish Year Players
Australia Won 1954 Kel Nagle/Peter Thomson
1959 Kel Nagle/Peter Thomson
1970 Bruce Devlin/David Graham
1989 Peter Fowler/Wayne Grady
2013 Jason Day/Adam Scott
Austria T5 2004 Markus Brier/Martin Wiegele
Belgium T4 1955 Arthur de Vulder/Flory Van Donck
Canada Won 1968 Al Balding/George Knudson
1980 Dan Halldorson/Jim Nelford
1985 Dave Barr/Dan Halldorson
China 3rd 1966 Chen Ching-Po/Lu Liang-Huan
Chinese Taipei Won 1972 Hiseh Min-Nan/Lu Liang/Huan
Denmark T3 2013 Thomas Bjørn/Thorbjørn Olesen
England Won 1998 David Carter/Nick Faldo
2004 Paul Casey/Luke Donald
Fiji T8 2001 Dinesh Chand/Vijay Singh
France 3rd 2003 Raphael Jacquelin/Thomas Levet
Germany Won 1990 Torsten Giedeon/Bernhard Langer
2006 Bernhard Langer/Marcel Siem
India 9th 2005 Arjun Atwal/Jyoti Randhawa
Ireland Won 1958 Harry Bradshaw/Christy O’Connor, Sr.
1997 Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley
Italy Won 2009 Edoardo Molinari/Francesco Molinari
Japan Won 1957 Torakichi Nakamura/Koichi Ono
2002 Toshi Izawa/Shigeki Maruyama
New Zealand 2nd 1967 Bob Charles/Walter Godfrey
Netherlands T4 2011 Robert-Jan Derksen/Joost Luiten
Philippines 2nd 1977 Ben Arda/Rudy Lavares
Portugal T20 2005 José-Filipe Lima/Antonio Sobrinho
Scotland Won 2007 Colin Montgomerie/Marc Warren
South Africa Won 1965 Harold Henning/Gary Player
1974 Bobby Cole/Dale Hayes
1996 Ernie Els/Wayne Westner
2001 Ernie Els/Retief Goosen
2003 Trevor Immelman/Rory Sabbatini
South Korea 5th 1971 Chang Sang Hahn/Seung Hak Kim
1982 Chang Sang Hahn/Sang Ho Choi
Spain Won 1976 Seve Ballesteros/Manuel Pinero
1977 Seve Ballesteros/Antonio Garrido
1982 Jose-Maria Cañizares/Manuel Pinero
1984 Jose-Maria Cañizares/Jose Rivero
Sweden Won 1991 Anders Forsbrand/Per-Ulrik Johansson
2008 Robert Karlsson/Henrik Stenson
Thailand T4 1969 Sukree Onchum/Suchin Suwanapong
United States Won 1955 Ed Furgol/Chick Harbert
1956 Ben Hogan/Sam Snead
1960 Arnold Palmer/Sam Snead
1961 Jimmy Demaret/Sam Snead
1962 Arnold Palmer/Sam Snead
1963 Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer
1964 Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer
1966 Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer
1967 Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer
1969 Orville Moody/Lee Trevino
1971 Jack Nicklaus/Lee Trevino
1973 Johnny Miller/Jack Nicklaus
1975 Lou Graham/Johnny Miller
1978 John Mahaffey/Andy North
1979 Hale Irwin/John Mahaffey
1983 Rex Caldwell/John Cook
1988 Ben Crenshaw/Mark McCumber
1992 Fred Couples/Davis Love III
1993 Fred Couples/Davis Love III
1994 Fred Couples/Davis Love III
1995 Fred Couples/Davis Love III
1999 Mark O’Meara/Tiger Woods
2000 David Duval/Tiger Woods
2011 Matt Kuchar/Gary Woodland
Venezuela 9th 1958 Manolo Bernardez/Teobaldo Perez
Wales Won 1987 David Llewellyn/Ian Woosnam
2005 Stephen Dodd/Bradley Dredge
The 2016 tournament will return to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event format.  The first and third days of competition will be the foursomes (alternate shot) format and the second and final days are fourball (best ball) play.

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