Alfred Dunhill Cup

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The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000, sponsored by the Alfred Dunhill company. It was for three-man teams of professional golfers, one team representing each country, and was promoted as the "World Team Championship". It was a "special approved event" on the European Tour, which means that it was supported by the Tour, but the prize money did not count towards the Tour's Order of Merit. The host course was the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland.

The stature of the members of the American team was variable as the Dunhill Cup clashed with a PGA Tour event, though the fact that it was played at "The Home of Golf" helped to attract some star names. The other countries were generally represented by their best three golfers, or nearly so.

The Dunhill Cup was in competition with the World Cup, a similar event for two-man teams. In 2000, the World Cup's status was enhanced by its inclusion in the World Golf Championships series, and in 2001 the promoters of the Alfred Dunhill Cup replaced it with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which is a celebrity pro-am and an official European Tour event.

Format[edit]

The field was always 16 teams of three players each. From 1985 to 1991, they compete in a single-elimination tournament that included a third place match. Beginning in 1992, the format switched to group play followed by a single-elimination tournament. The first three days were round-robin play amongst four groups of four teams to determine the semi-finalists. The semi-finals and the final were both played on the Sunday and the third place match was eliminated. The tournament was always played using medal match play.

Winners[edit]

Year Country Team
2000  Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Miguel Ángel Martín, José María Olazábal
1999  Spain Sergio García, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, José María Olazábal
1998  South Africa Ernie Els, David Frost, Retief Goosen
1997  South Africa Ernie Els, David Frost, Retief Goosen
1996  United States Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Steve Stricker
1995  Scotland Andrew Coltart, Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance
1994  Canada Dave Barr, Rick Gibson, Ray Stewart
1993  United States Fred Couples, John Daly, Payne Stewart
1992  England David Gilford, Steven Richardson, Jamie Spence
1991  Sweden Anders Forsbrand, Per-Ulrik Johansson, Mats Lanner
1990  Ireland David Feherty, Ronan Rafferty, Philip Walton
1989  United States Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Kite, Curtis Strange
1988  Ireland Eamonn Darcy, Ronan Rafferty, Des Smyth
1987  England Gordon J. Brand, Howard Clark, Nick Faldo
1986  Australia Rodger Davis, David Graham, Greg Norman
1985  Australia David Graham, Graham Marsh, Greg Norman

Results table[edit]

Country Times
played
Best
finish
Players '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00
 United States 16 Win (x3) 24 2 4 3 T5 1 T9 T5 T3 1 2 T8 1 T3 T3 T9 T9
 Australia 16 Win (x2) 16 1 1 4 2 T9 T9 T9 T3 T14 T5 T5 T5 T9 T3 2 T5
 England 16 Win (x2) 21 T5 T9 1 4 4 2 T5 1 2 T3 T8 T8 T9 T9 T5 T13
 Ireland 16 Win (x2) 9 T9 T5 T5 1 3 1 T5 T5 T3 T5 T3 T5 T9 T9 T5 T5
 South Africa 10 Win (x2) 7 2 T11 T5 T3 T5 T3 1 1 T3 2
 Spain 16 Win (x2) 11 T5 T9 T5 3 T9 T5 T9 T5 T5 T15 T3 T8 T9 2 1 1
 Canada 11 Win 10 T9 T5 T5 T9 T9 T5 T5 T5 1 T8 T15
 Scotland 16 Win 9 3 3 2 T5 T5 T5 3 2 T10 T5 1 T15 T5 T5 T9 T9
 Sweden 15 Win 13 T9 T9 T9 T5 T9 1 T5 T3 T9 T8 T3 2 T5 T3 T5
 Japan 15 2nd (x2) 25 T5 2 T5 T5 2 4 T11 T10 T9 T15 T8 T13 T15 T5 T13
 New Zealand 13 2nd 10 T5 T9 T9 T9 3 T5 T9 T8 2 T3 T5 T5 T9
 Zimbabwe 10 2nd 7 T9 T9 T5 T5 2 T5 T5 T9 T9 T9
 Argentina 8 T3 8 T5 T5 T9 T14 T8 T5 T9 T3
 Wales 10 T3 8 4 T5 T5 T9 T5 4 T14 T5 T8 T3
 France 11 T5 (x3) 15 T9 T9 T9 T5 T5 T14 T9 T5 T9 T15 T13
 Germany 7 T5 (x3) 6 T5 T9 T8 T8 T13 T5 T5
 Paraguay 4 T5 4 T9 T5 T15 T9
 India 2 T8 5 T8 T9
 Italy 7 T8 8 T9 T9 T9 T9 T11 T8 T9
 South Korea 7 T9 (x5) 10 T9 T9 T9 T9 T14 T13 T9
 Taiwan 8 T9 (x5) 15 T9 T9 T9 T9 T10 T9 T15 T13
 Philippines 3 T9 (x3) 6 T9 T9 T9
 Thailand 4 T9 (x3) 6 T9 T9 T9 T14
 Brazil 2 T9 (x2) 5 T9 T9
 Mexico 3 T9 (x2) 6 T9 T9 T10
 Denmark 1 T9 3 T9
 Hong Kong 1 T9 3 T9
 Indonesia 1 T9 3 T9
 Malaysia 1 T9 3 T9
 Nigeria 1 T9 3 T9
  Switzerland 1 T9 3 T9
 Zambia 1 T9 3 T9
 China 3 T13 4 T15 T15 T13

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