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

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round two[edit]

Source:[3]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round three[edit]

Source:[4]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

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]

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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