1997 Dunhill Cup

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1997 Dunhill Cup
Tournament information
Dates 16–19 October
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course at St Andrews
Format Match play
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,094 yards (6,487 m)
Field 16 teams of 3 players
Prize fund £1,000,000
Winner's share £300,000
Champion
 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.

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 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.

Group play[edit]

Round one[edit]

Source:[1]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round two[edit]

Source:[2]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Round three[edit]

Source:[3]

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Standings[edit]

Group 1
Country W L MW ML
 United States 3 0 8 1
 Argentina 2 1 5.5 3.5
 England 1 2 4 5
 Japan 0 3 0.5 8.5
Group 2
Country W L MW ML
 Sweden 3 0 8 1
 France 2 1 5 4
 Australia 1 2 4 5
 Taiwan 0 3 1 8
Group 3
Country W L MW ML
 South Africa 3 0 7.5 1.5
 Scotland 2 1 4.5 4.5
 Ireland 1 2 4 5
 Germany 0 3 2 7
Group 4
Country W L MW ML
 New Zealand 3 0 8 1
 Zimbabwe 2 1 4 5
 Spain 1 2 4 5
 South Korea 0 3 2 7

Playoffs[edit]

Source:[4]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
           
1  United States 1
6  Sweden 2
6  Sweden 1
2  South Africa 2
2  South Africa 2
4  New Zealand 1

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

 South Africa – 2  Sweden – 1
Player Score Player Score
Retief Goosen 70 Jesper Parnevik 74
David Frost 74 Per-Ulrik Johansson 71
Ernie Els 69 Joakim Haeggman 72

Team results[edit]

Country Place W L MW ML Seed
 South Africa 1 5 0 11.5 3.5 2
 Sweden 2 4 1 11 4 6
 New Zealand T3 3 1 9 3 4
 United States T3 3 1 9 3 1
 Argentina T5 2 1 5.5 3.5
 France T5 2 1 5 4
 Scotland T5 2 1 4.5 4.5
 Zimbabwe T5 2 1 4 5
 Australia T9 1 2 4 5 3
 England T9 1 2 4 5 8
 Ireland T9 1 2 4 5 7
 Spain T9 1 2 4 5 5
 Germany T13 0 3 2 7
 South Korea T13 0 3 2 7
 Taiwan T13 0 3 1 8
 Japan T13 0 3 0.5 8.5

Player results[edit]

Country Player W L
 South Africa Retief Goosen 5 0
 South Africa Ernie Els 3.5 1.5
 South Africa David Frost 3 2
 Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson 5 0
 Sweden Joakim Haeggman 4 1
 Sweden Jesper Parnevik 2 3
 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 4 0
 New Zealand Steven Alker 3 1
 New Zealand Michael Long 2 2
 United States Mark O'Meara 4 0
 United States Justin Leonard 3 1
 United States Brad Faxon 2 2
 Argentina Ángel Cabrera 3 0
 Argentina José Cóceres 1.5 1.5
 Argentina Eduardo Romero 1 2
 France Fabrice Tamaud 2 1
 France Jean van de Velde 2 1
 France Marc Farry 1 2
 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 2.5 0.5
 Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr 1 2
 Scotland Raymond Russell 1 2
 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 2 1
 Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone 1 2
 Zimbabwe Nick Price 1 2
 Australia Stuart Appleby 2 1
 Australia Robert Allenby 1 2
 Australia Steve Elkington 1 2
 England Mark James 2 1
 England Russell Claydon 1 2
 England Lee Westwood 1 2
 Ireland Pádraig Harrington 2 1
 Ireland Darren Clarke 1 2
 Ireland Paul McGinley 1 2
 Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 3 0
 Spain Ignacio Garrido 1 2
 Spain Miguel Ángel Martín 0 3
 Germany Alex Čejka 1 2
 Germany Thomas Gögele 1 2
 Germany Sven Strüver 0 3
 South Korea Kang Wook-soon 1 2
 South Korea Jong-Duck Kim 1 2
 South Korea Mo Joong-kyung 0 3
 Taiwan Hseih Yu-Shu 1 2
 Taiwan Chen Liang-hsi 0 3
 Taiwan Lu Hsi-chuen 0 3
 Japan Nobuhito Sato 0.5 2.5
 Japan Shigemasa Higaki 0 3
 Japan Tsukasa Watanabe 0 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'meara wins Dunhill playoff; Dunhill Cup". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. 17 October 1997. pp. 2C, 9C. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "U.S. advances in Dunhill". Record-Journal. Meriden, Connecticut. 18 October 1997. pp. 20, 23. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Millward, Robert (19 October 1997). "O'Meara lead United States to Dunhill victory". Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky. AP. pp. 10B, 2B. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dunhill Cup". Star-News. Wilmington, North Carolina. AP. 20 October 1997. p. 8B. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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