2009 World Cup (men's golf)

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2009 World Cup
Tournament information
Dates 26–29 November
Location Shenzhen, China
Course(s) Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal course
Format 72 holes stroke play
(best ball & alternate shot)
Par 72
Length 7,320 yards (6,690 m)
Field 28 two-man teams
Cut None
Prize fund US$5.5 million
Winner's share US$1.7 million
Edoardo Molinari & Francesco Molinari
259 (−29)

The 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup took place from 26 November to 29 November at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. It was the 55th World Cup. 28 countries competed as two-man teams.[1] The team purse was $5,500,000 with $1,700,000 going to the winner.[2] The event was won by Italy with a score of 259 (−29).[3]

Qualification and format[edit]

The leading 18 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking on 1 September 2009 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. Nine countries earned their spot in the World Cup, three each from the European,[4] Asian,[5] and South American[6] 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 fourball play and the second and final days are foursomes play.[2]


Country Players Qualified
 Argentina Rafael Echenique and Estanislao Goya OWGR
 Australia Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby OWGR
 Brazil Rafael Barcellos and Ronaldo Francisco South American Qualifier
 Canada Stuart Anderson and Graham DeLaet European Qualifier
 Chile Hugo Leon and Martin Ureta South American Qualifier
 China Liang Wen-Chong and Zhang Lian-wei Host country
 Denmark Søren Kjeldsen and Søren Hansen OWGR
 England Ross Fisher and Ian Poulter OWGR
 France Christian Cévaër and Thomas Levet OWGR
 Germany Alex Čejka and Martin Kaymer OWGR
 India Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh OWGR
 Ireland[7] Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy OWGR
 Italy Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari OWGR
 Japan Hiroyuki Fujita and Ryuji Imada OWGR
 New Zealand Danny Lee and David Smail OWGR
 Pakistan Mohammed Shabbir Iqbal and Mohammed Munir Asian Qualifier
 Philippines Mars Pucay and Angelo Que Asian Qualifier
 Scotland David Drysdale and Alastair Forsyth European Qualifier
 Singapore Lam Chih Bing and Mardan Mamat Asian Qualifier
 South Africa Rory Sabbatini and Richard Sterne OWGR
 South Korea Charlie Wi and Yong-Eun Yang OWGR
 Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño and Sergio García OWGR
 Sweden Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson OWGR
 Taiwan Lin Wen-tang and Lu Wei-chih OWGR
 Thailand Prayad Marksaeng and Thongchai Jaidee OWGR
 United States John Merrick and Nick Watney OWGR
 Venezuela Alfredo Adrian and Jhonattan Vegas South American Qualifier
 Wales Stephen Dodd and Jamie Donaldson European Qualifier

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1  Italy 64-66-61-68=259 −29 1,700,000
T2  Ireland 58-68-64-70=260 −28 725,000
 Sweden 64-65-62-69=260
4  England 66-69-63-64=262 −26 308,000
5  Japan 62-71-64-69=266 −22 230,000
6  Australia 68-70-62-67=267 −21 200,000
T7  Germany 66-71-66-65=268 −20 128,000
 South Africa 65-70-62-71=268
 South Korea 64-75-61-68=268
 United States 67-72-67-62=268
 Wales 66-68-64-70=268
T12  Chile 69-67-65-70=271 −17 80,000
 Venezuela 67-67-65-72=271
T14  Denmark 66-70-66-70=272 −16 68,000
 India 67-68-65-72=272
T16  Philippines 68-72-64-69=273 −15 62,000
 Singapore 66-70-66-71=273
 Thailand 67-70-67-69=273
19  Argentina 61-75-64-74=274 −14 58,000
T20  France 67-73-67-69=276 −12 55,000
 New Zealand 67-68-70-71=276
T22  China 65-71-68-73=277 −11 50,000
 Pakistan 69-75-64-69=277
 Taiwan 67-74-67-69=277
25  Canada 64-74-65-76=279 −9 46,000
26  Brazil 68-75-68-69=280 −8 44,000
27  Spain 69-71-67-74=281 −7 42,000
28  Scotland 69-73-64-78=284 −4 40,000


  1. ^ a b PGATour.com - Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Player Profiles
  2. ^ a b c PGATour.com - Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Format / Prize Money Breakdown
  3. ^ "Italy edge Ireland to win World Cup of Golf in China". BBC Sport. 29 November 2009. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Canada, Wales and Scotland Qualify for Omega Mission Hills World Cup - Europe
  5. ^ Singapore Wins Omega Mission Hills World Cup Qualifier, Pakistan Makes History - Asia
  6. ^ Chile, Venezuela and Brazil Make it to the Omega Mission Hills World Cup - South America
  7. ^ This was a combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland team. They competed under the Republic of Ireland flag although both golfers were from Northern Ireland.
  8. ^ PGATOUR.com - OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup - Full leaderboard

External links[edit]

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