2009 World Cup (men's golf)

2009 World Cup
Tournament information
Dates 26–29 November
Location Shenzhen, China
Course(s) Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal course
Format 72 holes stroke play
(best ball & alternate shot)
Par 72
Length 7,320 yards (6,690 m)
Field 28 two-man teams
Cut None
Prize fund US$5.5 million
Winner's share US$1.7 million
Edoardo Molinari & Francesco Molinari
259 (−29)

The 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup took place from 26 November to 29 November at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. It was the 55th World Cup. 28 countries competed as two-man teams.[1] The team purse was $5,500,000 with $1,700,000 going to the winner.[2] The event was won by Italy with a score of 259 (−29).[3]

Qualification and format

The leading 18 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking on 1 September 2009 qualified. These 18 players then selected a player from their country to compete with them. The person they pick had to be ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of 1 September. If there was no other player from that country within the top 100 then the next highest ranked player would be their partner. If there was no other available player from that country within the top 500, then the exempt player could choose whoever he wants as long as they are a professional from the same country. World qualifiers were held in September. Nine countries earned their spot in the World Cup, three each from the European,[4] Asian,[5] and South American[6] qualifiers. The host country, China, rounded out the field.

The event is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team consisting of two players. The first and third days are fourball play and the second and final days are foursomes play.[2]


 ArgentinaRafael Echenique and Estanislao GoyaOWGR
 AustraliaRobert Allenby and Stuart Appleby OWGR
 BrazilRafael Barcellos and Ronaldo FranciscoSouth American Qualifier
 CanadaStuart Anderson and Graham DeLaetEuropean Qualifier
 ChileHugo Leon and Martin UretaSouth American Qualifier
 ChinaLiang Wen-Chong and Zhang Lian-weiHost country
 DenmarkSøren Kjeldsen and Søren Hansen OWGR
 EnglandRoss Fisher and Ian Poulter OWGR
 FranceChristian Cévaër and Thomas Levet OWGR
 GermanyAlex Čejka and Martin Kaymer OWGR
 IndiaJyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh OWGR
 Ireland[7]Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy OWGR
 ItalyEdoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari OWGR
 JapanHiroyuki Fujita and Ryuji Imada OWGR
 New ZealandDanny Lee and David Smail OWGR
 PakistanMohammed Shabbir Iqbal and Mohammed MunirAsian Qualifier
 PhilippinesMars Pucay and Angelo QueAsian Qualifier
 ScotlandDavid Drysdale and Alastair ForsythEuropean Qualifier
 SingaporeLam Chih Bing and Mardan MamatAsian Qualifier
 South AfricaRory Sabbatini and Richard Sterne OWGR
 South KoreaCharlie Wi and Yong-Eun Yang OWGR
 SpainGonzalo Fernández-Castaño and Sergio García OWGR
 SwedenRobert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson OWGR
 TaiwanLin Wen-tang and Lu Wei-chih OWGR
 ThailandPrayad Marksaeng and Thongchai Jaidee OWGR
 United StatesJohn Merrick and Nick Watney OWGR
 VenezuelaAlfredo Adrian and Jhonattan VegasSouth American Qualifier
 WalesStephen Dodd and Jamie DonaldsonEuropean Qualifier

Final leaderboard

#CountryScoreTo parMoney (US$)
1 Italy64-66-61-68=259−29 1,700,000
T2 Ireland58-68-64-70=260−28 725,000
4 England66-69-63-64=262−26 308,000
5 Japan62-71-64-69=266−22 230,000
6 Australia68-70-62-67=267−21 200,000
T7 Germany66-71-66-65=268−20 128,000
 South Africa65-70-62-71=268
 South Korea64-75-61-68=268
 United States67-72-67-62=268
T12 Chile69-67-65-70=271−17 80,000
T14 Denmark66-70-66-70=272−16 68,000
T16 Philippines68-72-64-69=273−15 62,000
19 Argentina61-75-64-74=274−14 58,000
T20 France67-73-67-69=276−12 55,000
 New Zealand67-68-70-71=276
T22 China65-71-68-73=277−11 50,000
25 Canada64-74-65-76=279−9 46,000
26 Brazil68-75-68-69=280−8 44,000
27 Spain69-71-67-74=281−7 42,000
28 Scotland69-73-64-78=284−4 40,000


  1. 1 2 PGATour.com - Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Player Profiles
  2. 1 2 3 PGATour.com - Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Format / Prize Money Breakdown
  3. "Italy edge Ireland to win World Cup of Golf in China". BBC Sport. 29 November 2009. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  4. Canada, Wales and Scotland Qualify for Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Europe
  5. Singapore Wins Omega Mission Hills World Cup Qualifier, Pakistan Makes History - Asia
  6. Chile, Venezuela and Brazil Make it to the Omega Mission Hills World Cup - South America
  7. This was a combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland team. They competed under the Republic of Ireland flag although both golfers were from Northern Ireland.
  8. PGATOUR.com - OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup - Full leaderboard

External links

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