2008 World Cup (men's golf)

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2008 World Cup
Tournament information
Dates 27–30 November
Location Shenzhen, China
Course(s) Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal course
Format 72 holes stroke play
(best ball & alternate shot)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,320 yards (6,690 m)
Field 28 two-man teams
Cut None
Prize fund US$5.0 million
Winner's share US$1.6 million
Champion
 Sweden
Robert Karlsson & Henrik Stenson
261 (−27)

The 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup took place from 27 November to 30 November at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. It was the 54th World Cup. 28 countries competed and each country sent two players.[1] The team purse was $5,000,000 with $1,600,000 going to the winner.[2] The Swedish team of Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson won the tournament. This was the second time that Sweden won the World Cup.

Qualification and format[edit]

The leading 18 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking on 1 September 2008 qualified. These 18 players then selected a player from their country to compete with them. The person they pick had to be ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of 1 September. If there was no other player from that country within the top 100 then the next highest ranked player would be their partner. If there was no other available player from that country within the top 500, then the exempt player could choose whoever he wants as long as they are a professional from the same country. World qualifiers were held in September and October. Nine countries earned their spot in the World Cup, three each from the European,[3] Asian,[4] and South American[5] qualifiers. The host country, China, rounded out the field.

The event is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team consisting of two players. The first and third days are four-ball play and the second and final days are foursomes play.[2]

Teams[edit]

Scores[edit]

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1  Sweden 65-67-66-63=261 −27 1,600,000
2  Spain 64-63-67-70=264 −24 800,000
T3  Australia 63-68-63-76=270 −18 345,000
 Japan 66-68-68-68=270
5  Germany 62-69-68-73=272 −16 194,000
6  England 69-74-63-67=273 −15 167,000
T7  South Africa 70-70-67-67=274 −14 141,500
 Thailand 69-73-64-68=274
9  United States 64-69-69-73=275 −13 116,000
T10  Chile 67-76-66-67=276 −12 92,000
 France 68-75-62-71=276
 Philippines 67-72-65-72=276
T13  Canada 64-71-69-73=277 −11 70,000
 Denmark 65-75-64-73=277
 Portugal 67-73-67-70=277
16  Ireland 65-68-68-77=278 −10 63,000
T17  China 69-75-64-72=280 −8 60,000
 India 67-72-70-71=280
T19  Italy 70-73-64-74=281 −7 56,000
 Scotland 68-73-68-72=281
21  Finland 69-70-68-75=282 −6 53,000
T22  Guatemala 69-76-66-72=283 −5 50,000
 New Zealand 65-75-68-75=283
24  Taiwan 68-75-69-72=284 −4 47,000
25  Wales 69-77-68-71=285 −3 45,000
26  South Korea 68-70-71-78=287 −1 43,000
27  Mexico 66-77-71-74=288 E 41,000
28  Venezuela 71-74-75-74=294 +6 40,000

Source[2][6]

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Coordinates: 22°47′9″N 114°0′25″E / 22.78583°N 114.00694°E / 22.78583; 114.00694