2009 Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros

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2009 Seve Trophy
Dates   24–27 September
Venue   Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Location   Paris, France
Captains   Thomas Bjørn (Europe)
Paul McGinley (GB&I)
Europe   11½    16½   United Kingdom

Republic of Ireland
Great Britain and Ireland wins the Seve Trophy

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The 2009 Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros, formerly known as the Seve Trophy, was played 24–27 September at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche in France. The team captain for Great Britain and Ireland was Paul McGinley, with the captain for Continental Europe being Thomas Bjørn. Great Britain and Ireland won the Trophy for the fifth consecutive time.[1]

Format[edit]

The format remained the same for the fourth successive time. The teams competed over four days with five fourball matches on both Thursday and Friday, four greensomes matches on Saturday morning, four foursomes matches on Saturday afternoon and ten singles matches on Sunday. It means a total of 28 points are available with 14½ points required for victory. If the score finished at 14–14, then two players from each team would play the 18th using the greensomes format to find the winner.

There was a big reduction in the prize money for the 2009 event. Each member of the winner team received 65,000, the losing team €55,000 each, giving a total prize fund of €1,150,000.[2]

Teams[edit]

The teams were made up of five players from the World Rankings list and five players from the European points list following the conclusion of the Mercedes-Benz Championship on 14 September 2009. There were a number of players who qualified for the trophy, but pulled out. These include Pádraig Harrington, Sergio García, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey.[3]

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg   Flag of Ireland.svg   Team GB&I
Name Country Qualification
Paul McGinley Ireland Non-playing captain
Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland World rankings
Ross Fisher England World rankings
Oliver Wilson England World rankings
Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland World rankings
Chris Wood England World rankings
Simon Dyson England European points
Robert Rock England European points
Nick Dougherty England European points
Steve Webster England European points
Anthony Wall England European points


Flag of Europe.svg   Team Continental Europe
Name Country Qualification
Thomas Bjørn Denmark Non-playing captain
Henrik Stenson Sweden World rankings
Robert Karlsson Sweden World rankings
Søren Kjeldsen Denmark World rankings
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Spain World rankings
Søren Hansen Denmark World rankings
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Spain European points
Álvaro Quirós Spain European points
Peter Hanson Sweden European points
Anders Hansen Denmark European points
Francesco Molinari Italy European points

Day one[edit]

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Fourball[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
McDowell/McIlroy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 & 3 Kjeldsen/Quirós
Wall/Wood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 6 & 5 Karlsson/Stenson
Dyson/Wilson United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 S. Hansen/Hanson
Rock/Webster Europe 4 & 3 A. Hansen/Molinari
Dougherty/Fisher Europe 2 & 1 Fdez-Castaño/Jiménez
3 Session 2
3 Overall 2

Day two[edit]

Friday, 25 September 2009

Fourball[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Dyson/Wilson United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Quirós/Stenson
Dougherty/Fisher United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 S. Hansen/Hanson
McDowell/McIlroy Europe 3 & 1 A. Hansen/Molinari
Rock/Webster Europe 1 up Fdez-Castaño/Karlsson
Wall/Wood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 Jiménez/Kjeldsen
3 Session 2
6 Overall 4

Day three[edit]

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Morning greensomes[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
McDowell/McIlroy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Hanson/Stenson
Dougherty/Rock United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 5 & 4 Fdez-Castaño/Karlsson
Fisher/Wood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up A. Hansen/Molinari
Dyson/Wilson Europe 1 up Jiménez/Quirós
3 Session 1
9 Overall 5

Afternoon foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
McDowell/McIlroy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 S. Hansen/Kjeldsen
Dougherty/Webster halved Hanson/Stenson
Fisher/Wood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 A. Hansen/Molinari
Rock/Wilson United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Jiménez/Quirós
Session ½
12½ Overall

Day four[edit]

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Rory McIlroy United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Henrik Stenson
Graeme McDowell United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 Robert Karlsson
Anthony Wall halved Álvaro Quirós
Ross Fisher Europe 3 & 1 Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Steve Webster Europe 4 & 2 Søren Hansen
Simon Dyson Europe 3 & 1 Søren Kjeldsen
Robert Rock United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño
Nick Dougherty Europe 7 & 6 Anders Hansen
Chris Wood halved Peter Hanson
Oliver Wilson Europe 5 & 4 Francesco Molinari
4 Session 6
16½ Overall 11½

Anthony Wall injured his shoulder on Friday afternoon. He did not play on the Saturday and was still unfit to play in the singles on Sunday. Under the rules of the event a half was agreed with a player chosen by Thomas Bjørn to sit out the singles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GB and Ire retain Vivendi Trophy". BBC Sport. 2009-09-27. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Canal+ unveil "The 2009 Vivendi Trophy with Severiano Ballesteros" in Paris". golfblogger.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harrington shocker for McGinley". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Wall blow for Great Britain & Ireland". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

2007 Seve Trophy
GB&I 16½ Cont Europe 11½
2009 Seve Trophy
GB&I 16½ Cont Europe 11½
2011 Seve Trophy
GB&I 15½ Cont Europe 12½