2000 Seve Trophy

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2000 Seve Trophy
Dates 14–16 April
Venue The Old Course, Sunningdale Golf Club
Location Berkshire, England
Captains
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
12½ 13½ Europe
Continental Europe wins the Seve Trophy
2002 →

The 2000 Seve Trophy took place 14–16 April on The Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, England. The team captain for Great Britain and Ireland was Colin Montgomerie, with the captain for Continental Europe being Seve Ballesteros. The inaugural competition was won by Continental Europe. The event was officially called "The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy".[1]

Format[edit]

The teams competed over three days with four fourball matches on both Friday and Saturday, four foursomes matches on Saturday afternoon, four greensomes matches on Sunday morning and ten singles on Sunday.[2]

Each member of the winner team received 150,000, the losing team €90,000 each, giving a total prize fund of €2,400,000.[3]

Teams[edit]

Mark James, who qualified by finishing 18th on the 1999 European Tour Order of Merit, turned down the chance to play for Team Great Britain and Ireland and was replaced by David Howell.

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Team GB&I
Name Country Qualification
Colin Montgomerie Scotland Playing captain
Lee Westwood England 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 2nd
Paul Lawrie Scotland 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 6th
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 7th
Darren Clarke Northern Ireland 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 8th
John Bickerton England 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 20th
Gary Orr Scotland 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 21st
David Howell England 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 22nd
Phillip Price Wales Leading player on the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit on 9 April
Ian Woosnam Wales Captain's pick
Europe Team Continental Europe
Name Country Qualification
Seve Ballesteros Spain Playing captain
Sergio García Spain 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 3rd
Miguel Ángel Jiménez Spain 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 4th
Jarmo Sandelin Sweden 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 9th
Jean van de Velde France 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 13th
Thomas Bjørn Denmark 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 14th
Bernhard Langer Germany 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 15th
Alex Čejka Germany 1999 European Tour Order of Merit: 17th
Robert Karlsson Sweden Leading player on the 2000 European Tour Order of Merit on 9 April
José María Olazábal Spain Captain's pick

Source:[4]

Day one[edit]

Friday, 14 April 2000

Morning foursomes[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Montgomerie/Woosnam United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Olazábal/Jiménez
Clarke/Westwood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 & 3 Čejka/Langer
Harrington/Price United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Bjørn/Karlsson
Lawrie/Orr Europe 3 & 2 García/van de Velde
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Source:[5]

Afternoon fourball[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Westwood/Howell United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Olazábal/Ballesteros
Clarke/Bickerton Europe 1 up Bjørn/Jiménez
Woosnam/Harrington Europe 2 & 1 Čejka/Langer
Lawrie/Montgomerie Europe 3 & 2 Sandelin/García
1 Session 3
4 Overall 4

Source:[6]

Day two[edit]

Saturday, 15 April 2000

Morning fourball[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Woosnam/Montgomerie Europe 6 & 5 Jiménez/Olazábal
Lawrie/Orr United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Sandelin/Karlsson
Bickerton/Price Europe 1 up Bjørn/García
Clarke/Westwood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 1 Čejka/van de Velde
2 Session 2
6 Overall 6

Source:[7]

Day three[edit]

Sunday, 16 April 2000

Morning greensomes[edit]

The greensomes were due to be played on Saturday afternoon but were delayed by rain and played on Sunday morning before the singles matches.

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Lawrie/Orr halved Jiménez/Olazábal
Montgomerie/Howell United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 García/van de Velde
Clarke/Westwood Europe 4 & 3 Langer/Bjørn
Harrington/Price halved Čejka/Karlsson
2 Session 2
8 Overall 8

Source:[8]

Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Results Europe
Colin Montgomerie Europe 2 & 1 Seve Ballesteros
Darren Clarke halved Sergio García
John Bickerton Europe 2 & 1 Jarmo Sandelin
Lee Westwood United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Thomas Bjørn
Phillip Price United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Alex Čejka
Ian Woosnam Europe 4 & 3 Bernhard Langer
David Howell Europe 2 & 1 Robert Karlsson
Gary Orr Europe 2 & 1 José María Olazábal
Paul Lawrie United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 5 & 4 Jean van de Velde
Pádraig Harrington United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Session
12½ Overall 13½

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy Unveiled". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy – Format". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "History in the Making". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy – The Teams". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "GB&I take 3-1 lead over Continental Europe". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Honours Even After Day One Of Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Level Pegging In The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Teams Still Deadlocked After Greensomes In The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Continental Europe Win First Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

2000 Seve Trophy
Cont Europe 13½ GB&I 12½
2002 Seve Trophy
GB&I 14½ Cont Europe 11½

Coordinates: 51°23′17″N 0°37′52″W / 51.388°N 0.631°W / 51.388; -0.631