2016 World Cup of Golf
|Course(s)||Kingston Heath Golf Club|
72 holes stroke play|
alternate shot & four-ball
|Field||28 two-man teams|
|Prize fund||$8.0 million|
|Winner's share||$2.56 million|
Søren Kjeldsen & Thorbjørn Olesen
The 2016 World Cup of Golf (known as the 2016 ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf for sponsorship reasons) was a golf tournament played from 24–27 November at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. It was the 58th World Cup. Twenty-eight countries competed as two-player teams. The format was 72-hole stroke play; the first and third days were alternate shot, and the second and fourth days were four-ball play.
Jason Day, the individual champion of the 2013 World Cup of Golf, qualified automatically, representing Australia, and was allowed to select his partner as defined below. One player each from 27 other countries qualified based on their position in the Official World Golf Ranking on 1 August. The deadline for these players to commit was 11 August.
The 28 exempt players selected a partner from the same country, if such a player was ranked in the top 500 of the OWGR. If less than five other players from that country were ranked in the top 500, a player could choose a partner from outside the top 500. The deadline for teams to be finalized is 26 August.
The table below lists the teams in order of qualification, together with their World Ranking at the time of the tournament.
Players that were eligible but did not commit: Jason Day, Australia; Dustin Johnson, United States; Jordan Spieth, United States; Rory McIlroy, Ireland; Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Bubba Watson, United States; Danny Willett, England; Branden Grace, South Africa; Sergio García, Spain; Justin Rose, England; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Anirban Lahiri, India; Fabián Gómez, Argentina; Jamie Donaldson, Wales; Vijay Singh, Fiji; Fabrizio Zanotti, Paraguay.
|#||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
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