1996 Dunhill Cup

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1996 Dunhill Cup
Tournament information
Dates 10–13 October
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Format Match play
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,933 yards (6,340 m)
Field 16 teams of 3 players
Prize fund £1,000,000[1]
Winner's share £300,000[1]
Champion
 United States
(Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Steve Stricker)

The 1996 Dunhill Cup was the 12th Dunhill Cup. It was a team tournament featuring 16 countries, each represented by three players. The Cup was played 10–13 October at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. The sponsor was the Alfred Dunhill company. The American team of Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, and Steve Stricker beat the team from New Zealand of Frank Nobilo, Greg Turner, and Grant Waite in the final. It was the third win for the United States.

Format[edit]

The Cup was a match play event played over four days. The teams were divided into four four-team groups. The top eight teams were seeded with the remaining teams randomly placed in the groups. After three rounds of round-robin play, the top team in each group advanced to a single elimination playoff.

In each team match, the three players were paired with their opponents and played 18 holes at medal match play. Matches tied at the end of 18 holes were extended to a sudden-death playoff. The tie-breaker for ties within a group was based on match record, then head-to-head.

Group play[edit]

Round one[edit]

Source:[2]

Group 1

 United States – 2  Italy – 1
Player Score Player Score
Mark O'Meara 63 Costantino Rocca 70
Phil Mickelson 72 Emanuele Canonica 72
Steve Stricker 68 Silvio Grappasonni 75
Canonica won on the second playoff hole.
 Spain – 0  England – 3
Player Score Player Score
Ignacio Garrido 77 Lee Westwood 69
Miguel Ángel Jiménez 71 Jonathan Lomas 70
Diego Borrego 76 Barry Lane 69

Group 2

 Zimbabwe – 2  India – 1
Player Score Player Score
Tony Johnstone 73 Ali Sher 72
Mark McNulty 70 Gaurav Ghei 73
Nick Price 70 Jeev Milkha Singh 71
 Scotland – 1  Sweden – 2
Player Score Player Score
Andrew Coltart 67 Peter Hedblom 70
Raymond Russell 69 Patrik Sjöland 68
Colin Montgomerie 69 Jarmo Sandelin 68

Group 3

 South Africa – 2  Canada – 1
Player Score Player Score
Wayne Westner 68 Rick Todd 77
Ernie Els 65 Rick Gibson 73
Retief Goosen 76 Jim Rutledge 69
 Ireland – 2  Wales – 1
Player Score Player Score
Darren Clarke 71 Mark Mouland 70
Paul McGinley 68 Paul Affleck 70
Pádraig Harrington 70 Phillip Price 74

Group 4

 New Zealand – 2  Germany – 1
Player Score Player Score
Grant Waite 69 Heinz-Peter Thul 69
Greg Turner 74 Thomas Gögele 71
Frank Nobilo 66 Sven Strüver 71
Waite won on the fourth playoff hole.
 Australia – 2  Japan – 1
Player Score Player Score
Wayne Riley 71 Naomichi Ozaki 67
Steve Elkington 68 Kazuhiro Takami 74
Greg Norman 72 Hajime Meshiai 74

Round two[edit]

Source:[3]

Group 1

 United States – 2  England – 1
Player Score Player Score
Mark O'Meara 75 Barry Lane 72
Steve Stricker 75 Jonathan Lomas 79
Phil Mickelson 72 Lee Westwood 73

Group 2

 Zimbabwe – 0  Sweden – 3
Player Score Player Score
Tony Johnstone 76 Patrik Sjöland 73
Nick Price 75 Jarmo Sandelin 75
Mark McNulty 73 Peter Hedblom 72
Sandelin won on the first playoff hole.
 India – 2  Scotland – 1
Player Score Player Score
Jeev Milkha Singh 74 Andrew Coltart 74
Gaurav Ghei 78 Colin Montgomerie 79
Ali Sher 84 Raymond Russell 71
Singh won on the first playoff hole.

Group 3

 Ireland – 3  Canada – 0
Player Score Player Score
Darren Clarke 76 Rick Gibson 80
Pádraig Harrington 73 Rick Todd 73
Paul McGinley 71 Jim Rutledge 77
Harrington won on the first playoff hole.
 South Africa – 2  Wales – 1
Player Score Player Score
Retief Goosen 78 Phillip Price 73
Ernie Els 70 Mark Mouland 80
Wayne Westner 72 Paul Affleck 76

Group 4

 Japan – 2  New Zealand – 1
Player Score Player Score
Naomichi Ozaki 69 Frank Nobilo 73
Hajime Meshiai 73 Grant Waite 72
Kazuhiro Takami 70 Greg Turner 73
 Australia – 3  Germany – 0
Player Score Player Score
Wayne Riley 74 Heinz-Peter Thul 76
Greg Norman 71 Sven Strüver 73
Steve Elkington 71 Thomas Gögele 80

Round three[edit]

Source:[4]

Group 1

 Italy – 2  England – 1
Player Score Player Score
Costantino Rocca 72 Lee Westwood 74
Silvio Grappasonni 68 Jonathan Lomas 69
Emanuele Canonica 76 Barry Lane 74

Group 2

 Zimbabwe – 2  Scotland – 1
Player Score Player Score
Tony Johnstone 70 Andrew Coltart 72
Mark McNulty 69 Colin Montgomerie 70
Nick Price 76 Raymond Russell 72
 Sweden – 3  India – 0
Player Score Player Score
Patrik Sjöland 68 Jeev Milkha Singh 74
Peter Hedblom 69 Gaurav Ghei 72
Jarmo Sandelin 72 Ali Sher 73

Group 3

 Wales – 2  Canada – 1
Player Score Player Score
Mark Mouland 75 Rick Gibson 71
Phillip Price 71 Jim Rutledge 72
Paul Affleck 70 Rick Todd 72
 South Africa – 2  Ireland – 1
Player Score Player Score
Retief Goosen 70 Darren Clarke 70
Ernie Els 71 Paul McGinley 69
Wayne Westner 69 Pádraig Harrington 70
Goosen won on the first playoff hole.

Group 4

 Australia – 0  New Zealand – 3
Player Score Player Score
Wayne Riley 76 Grant Waite 69
Steve Elkington 73 Greg Turner 69
Greg Norman 68 Frank Nobilo 66
 Germany – 2  Japan – 1
Player Score Player Score
Sven Strüver 70 Naomichi Ozaki 72
Thomas Gögele 71 Hajime Meshiai 77
Heinz-Peter Thul 74 Kazuhiro Takami 73

Standings[edit]

Group 1
Country W L MW ML
 United States 3 0 7 2
 England 1 2 5 4
 Italy 1 2 4 5
 Spain 1 2 2 7
Group 2
Country W L MW ML
 Sweden 3 0 8 1
 Zimbabwe 2 1 4 5
 India 1 2 3 6
 Scotland 0 3 3 6
Group 3
Country W L MW ML
 South Africa 3 0 6 3
 Ireland 2 1 6 3
 Wales 1 2 4 5
 Canada 0 3 2 7
Group 4
Country W L MW ML
 New Zealand 2 1 6 3
 Australia 2 1 5 4
 Japan 1 2 4 5
 Germany 1 2 3 6

Playoffs[edit]

Source:[1]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
           
1  United States 2
   Sweden 1
1  United States 2
7  New Zealand 1
3  South Africa 1
7  New Zealand 2

Semi-finals[edit]

 United States – 2  Sweden – 1
Player Score Player Score
Mark O'Meara 68 Peter Hedblom 74
Steve Stricker 70 Patrik Sjöland 73
Phil Mickelson 71 Jarmo Sandelin 68
 South Africa – 1  New Zealand – 2
Player Score Player Score
Wayne Westner 74 Grant Waite 74
Retief Goosen 72 Greg Turner 71
Ernie Els 69 Frank Nobilo 72
Waite won on the third playoff hole.

Final[edit]

 United States – 2  New Zealand – 1
Player Score Player Score
Mark O'Meara 72 Frank Nobilo 69
Phil Mickelson 69 Greg Turner 72
Steve Stricker 67 Grant Waite 73

Team results[edit]

Country Place W L MW ML Seed
 United States 1 5 0 11 4 1
 New Zealand 2 3 2 9 6 7
 Sweden T3 3 1 9 3
 South Africa T3 3 1 7 5 3
 Ireland T5 2 1 6 3 6
 Australia T5 2 1 5 4 2
 Zimbabwe T5 2 1 4 5 4
 England T8 1 2 5 4
 Italy T8 1 2 4 5
 Japan T8 1 2 4 5
 Wales T8 1 2 4 5
 Germany T8 1 2 3 6
 India T8 1 2 3 6
 Spain T8 1 2 2 7 8
 Scotland T15 0 3 3 6 5
 Canada T15 0 3 2 7

Player results[edit]

Country Player W L
 United States Steve Stricker 5 0
 United States Phil Mickelson 3 2
 United States Mark O'Meara 3 2
 New Zealand Grant Waite 4 1
 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 3 2
 New Zealand Greg Turner 2 3
 Sweden Jarmo Sandelin 4 0
 Sweden Peter Hedblom 2 2
 Sweden Patrik Sjöland 2 2
 South Africa Ernie Els 3 1
 South Africa Wayne Westner 3 1
 South Africa Retief Goosen 1 3
 Ireland Paul McGinley 3 0
 Ireland Pádraig Harrington 2 1
 Ireland Darren Clarke 1 2
 Australia Steve Elkington 2 1
 Australia Greg Norman 2 1
 Australia Wayne Riley 1 2
 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 2 1
 Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone 1 2
 Zimbabwe Nick Price 1 2
 England Barry Lane 3 0
 England Jonathan Lomas 1 2
 England Lee Westwood 1 2
 Italy Costantino Rocca 2 1
 Italy Emanuele Canonica 1 2
 Italy Silvio Grappasonni 1 2
 Japan Naomichi Ozaki 2 1
 Japan Kazuhiro Takami 2 1
 Japan Hajime Meshiai 0 3
 Wales Phillip Price 2 1
 Wales Paul Affleck 1 2
 Wales Mark Mouland 1 2
 Germany Thomas Gögele 2 1
 Germany Sven Strüver 1 2
 Germany Heinz-Peter Thul 0 3
 India Gaurav Ghei 1 2
 India Ali Sher 1 2
 India Jeev Milkha Singh 1 2
 Spain Ignacio Garrido 1 2
 Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 1 2
 Spain Diego Borrego 0 3
 Scotland Raymond Russell 3 0
 Scotland Andrew Coltart 1 2
 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 0 3
 Canada Rick Gibson 1 2
 Canada Jim Rutledge 1 2
 Canada Rick Todd 0 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "United States tops New Zealand for third Dunhill Cup championship; Dunhill Cup". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). 14 October 1996. pp. C2, C3. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "O'Meara narrowly misses St. Andrews course record; Dunhill Cup". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Lewiston, Idaho). 11 October 1996. p. 2B. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "India upsets Scotland in Dunhill Cup match". The Item (Sumter, South Carolina). 12 October 1996. p. 4B. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "U.S. crushes Spain at Dunhill Cup". The Item (Sumter, South Carolina). AP. 13 October 1996. p. 6B. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 

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