1987 Dunhill Cup

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1987 Dunhill Cup
Tournament information
Dates 1–4 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 US$1,000,000[1]
Winner's share US$300,000[2]
Champion
 England
(Gordon J. Brand, Howard Clark, Nick Faldo)
← 1986
1988 →

The 1987 Dunhill Cup was the third Dunhill Cup. It was a team tournament featuring 16 countries, each represented by three players. The Cup was played 1–4 October at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. The sponsor was the Alfred Dunhill company. The English team of Gordon J. Brand, Howard Clark, and Nick Faldo beat the Scottish team of Gordon Brand, Jnr, Sandy Lyle, and Sam Torrance in the final.

Format[edit]

The Cup was played as a single-elimination, match play event played over four days. The top eight teams were seeded[1] with the remaining teams randomly placed in the bracket. In each match, the three players were paired with their opponents and played 18 holes at medal match play. Tied matches were extended to a sudden-death playoff only if they affected the outcome between the two teams.[1]

Bracket[edit]

First round   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
1  Australia 2  
 Sweden 1     1  Australia 2  
8  Canada 2.5     8  Canada 1  
 New Zealand 0.5       1  Australia 1  
5  Spain 3       4  England 2  
 Philippines 0     5  Spain 1
4  England 2.5     4  England 2  
 Mexico 0.5       4  England 2
2  United States 3       3  Scotland 1
 Italy 0     2  United States 2  
7  Japan 2     7  Japan 1  
 Malaysia 1       2  United States 0
6  Ireland 3       3  Scotland 3  
 France 0     6  Ireland 1 Third place
3  Scotland 3     3  Scotland 2   1  Australia 1
 Zimbabwe 0   2  United States 2

Round by round scores[edit]

First round[edit]

Source:[3]

 Canada – 2.5  New Zealand – 0.5
Player Score Player Score
Dave Barr 71 Bruce Soulsby 75
Dan Halldorson 74 Greg Turner 74
Richard Zokol 72 Frank Nobilo 74
 Japan – 2  Malaysia – 1
Player Score Player Score
Koichi Suzuki 75 Marimuthu Ramayah 71
Nobuo Serizawa 70 Sahabudin Yusof 76
Nobumitsu Yuhara 75 Zainal Abidin Yusof 80
 United States – 3  Italy – 0
Player Score Player Score
Curtis Strange 71 Costantino Rocca 72
D. A. Weibring 69 Silvio Grappasonni 77
Mark O'Meara 70 Giuseppe Calì 75
 Spain – 3  Philippines – 0
Player Score Player Score
José Rivero 68 Frankie Miñoza 75
José María Olazábal 71 Rudy Lavares 80
José Maria Cañizares 72 Eddie Bagtas 77
 Ireland – 3  France – 0
Player Score Player Score
Ronan Rafferty 71 Michel Tapia 76
Eamonn Darcy 72 Géry Watine 76
Des Smyth 74 Emmanuel Dussart 76
 Scotland – 3  Zimbabwe – 0
Player Score Player Score
Sandy Lyle 71 Tim Price 73
Gordon Brand, Jnr 70 Anthony Edwards 72
Sam Torrance 72 William Koan 73
 England – 2.5  Mexico – 0.5
Player Score Player Score
Howard Clark 71 Ernesto Perez Acosta 71
Nick Faldo 70 Carlos Espinoza 75
Gordon J. Brand 74 Feliciano Esparza 81
 Australia – 2  Sweden – 1
Player Score Player Score
Rodger Davis 75 Ove Sellberg 69
Greg Norman 70 Mats Lanner 71
Peter Senior 67 Anders Forsbrand 70

Quarter-finals[edit]

Source:[2]

 United States – 2  Japan – 1
Player Score Player Score
Curtis Strange 68 Koichi Suzuki 70
D. A. Weibring 75 Nobumitsu Yuhara 69
Mark O'Meara 70 Nobuo Serizawa 70
O'Meara won on third playoff hole.
 Scotland – 2  Ireland – 1
Player Score Player Score
Sam Torrance 69 Ronan Rafferty 74
Sandy Lyle 67 Eamonn Darcy 72
Gordon Brand, Jnr 73 Des Smyth 67
 Australia – 2  Canada – 1
Player Score Player Score
Rodger Davis 63 Dan Halldorson 73
Peter Senior 73 Dave Barr 73
Greg Norman 71 Richard Zokol 71
Barr won on first playoff hole.
Norman won on fifth playoff hole.
 England – 2  Spain – 1
Player Score Player Score
Howard Clark 77 José Rivero 72
Nick Faldo 71 José María Olazábal 77
Gordon J. Brand 71 José Maria Cañizares 74

Semi-finals[edit]

Source:[4]

 United States – 0  Scotland – 3
Player Score Player Score
Curtis Strange 73 Sam Torrance 69
Mark O'Meara 71 Sandy Lyle 70
D. A. Weibring 74 Gordon Brand, Jnr 73
 Australia – 1  England – 2
Player Score Player Score
Peter Senior 74 Howard Clark 73
Greg Norman 68 Gordon J. Brand 69
Rodger Davis 72 Nick Faldo 71

Final[edit]

Source:[5]

 Scotland – 1  England – 2
Player Score Player Score
Sandy Lyle 69 Nick Faldo 66
Sam Torrance 69 Gordon J. Brand 64
Gordon Brand, Jnr 68 Howard Clark 73

Third place[edit]

Source:[5]

 Australia – 1  United States – 2
Player Score Player Score
Peter Senior 72 Mark O'Meara 71
Rodger Davis 70 D. A. Weibring 71
Greg Norman 70 Curtis Strange 62

Team results[edit]

Country Place W L Seed
 England 1 8.5 3.5 4
 Scotland 2 9 3 3
 United States 3 7 5 2
 Australia 4 6 6 1
 Ireland T5 4 2 6
 Spain T5 4 2 5
 Canada T5 3.5 2.5 8
 Japan T5 3 3 7
 Malaysia T9 1 2
 Sweden T9 1 2
 Mexico T9 0.5 2.5
 New Zealand T9 0.5 2.5
 France T9 0 3
 Italy T9 0 3
 Philippines T9 0 3
 Zimbabwe T9 0 3

Player results[edit]

Country Player W L
 England Nick Faldo 4 0
 England Gordon J. Brand 3 1
 England Howard Clark 1.5 2.5
 Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr 3 1
 Scotland Sandy Lyle 3 1
 Scotland Sam Torrance 3 1
 United States Mark O'Meara 3 1
 United States Curtis Strange 3 1
 United States D. A. Weibring 1 3
 Australia Greg Norman 3 1
 Australia Rodger Davis 2 2
 Australia Peter Senior 1 3
 Spain José Rivero 2 0
 Spain José Maria Cañizares 1 1
 Spain José María Olazábal 1 1
 Ireland Des Smyth 2 0
 Ireland Eamonn Darcy 1 1
 Ireland Ronan Rafferty 1 1
 Canada Dave Barr 2 0
 Canada Richard Zokol 1 1
 Canada Dan Halldorson 0.5 1.5
 Japan Nobumitsu Yuhara 2 0
 Japan Nobuo Serizawa 1 1
 Japan Koichi Suzuki 0 2
 Malaysia Marimuthu Ramayah 1 0
 Malaysia Sahabudin Yusof 0 1
 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Yusof 0 1
 Sweden Ove Sellberg 1 0
 Sweden Anders Forsbrand 0 1
 Sweden Mats Lanner 0 1
 Mexico Ernesto Perez Acosta 0.5 0.5
 Mexico Feliciano Esparza 0 1
 Mexico Carlos Espinoza 0 1
 New Zealand Greg Turner 0.5 0.5
 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 0 1
 New Zealand Bruce Soulsby 0 1
 France Emmanuel Dussart 0 1
 France Michel Tapia 0 1
 France Géry Watine 0 1
 Italy Giuseppe Calì 0 1
 Italy Silvio Grappasonni 0 1
 Italy Costantino Rocca 0 1
 Philippines Eddie Bagtas 0 1
 Philippines Rudy Lavares 0 1
 Philippines Frankie Miñoza 0 1
 Zimbabwe Anthony Edwards 0 1
 Zimbabwe William Koan 0 1
 Zimbabwe Tim Price 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Norman stormin' Dunhill". Rome News-Tribune. Rome, Georgia. AP. 1 October 1987. p. 15A. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Americans in Semifinals; Professional Golf Results: Dunhill Cup". Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio. AP. 3 October 1987. pp. 15, 17. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Japan, Australia advance in Dunhill Cup: Scoreboard, Dunhill Cup". The Item. Sumter, South Carolina. AP. 2 October 1987. pp. 3B, 2B. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "U.S. defeated 3-0; England upsets Australia". The Item. Sumter, South Carolina. AP. 4 October 1987. p. 8B. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "England Edges Host for Dunhill Cup". The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. AP. 5 October 1987. p. 5B. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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