1997 Dunhill Cup
|Location||St Andrews, Scotland|
|Course(s)||Old Course at St Andrews|
|Length||7,094 yards (6,487 m)|
|Field||16 teams of 3 players|
| South Africa
(Ernie Els, David Frost, Retief Goosen)
The 1997 Dunhill Cup was the 13th Dunhill Cup. It was a team tournament featuring 16 countries, each represented by three players. The Cup was played 16–19 October at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. The sponsor was the Alfred Dunhill company. The South African team of Ernie Els, David Frost, and Retief Goosen beat the Swedish team of Joakim Haeggman, Per-Ulrik Johansson, and Jesper Parnevik in the final.
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 bracket. 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.
|South Africa – 2||Sweden – 1|
|Retief Goosen||70||Jesper Parnevik||74|
|David Frost||74||Per-Ulrik Johansson||71|
|Ernie Els||69||Joakim Haeggman||72|
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