2013 Seve Trophy

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2013 Seve Trophy
Dates 3–6 October
Venue Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Location Paris, France
Captains
Europe 15 13 United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Continental Europe wins the Seve Trophy
← 2011

The 2013 Seve Trophy by Golf+, the eighth edition of the Seve Trophy, was played 3–6 October at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche in France. The team captain for Great Britain and Ireland was Sam Torrance, while the captain for Continental Europe was José María Olazábal.[1] The contest took place at the same time as the 2013 Presidents Cup, unlike 2009 and 2011 when it was scheduled during the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. Continental Europe won the tournament by 15 to 13, their first victory since 2000.[2][3][4][5]

Format[edit]

The teams will compete over four days with five fourball matches on both Thursday and Friday, four foursomes matches on Saturday morning, a further four foursomes matches on Saturday afternoon and ten singles matches on Sunday. This means that a total of 28 points are available with 14½ points required for victory. This will be the first Seve Trophy without any greensome matches.[1]

The total prize fund will be €1,750,000.[6]

Teams[edit]

The teams are made up of five leading players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of 23 September 2013 and five leading players (not otherwise qualified) from the Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the Italian Open (22 September 2013).[7][8] There were a number of players (listed after each table below) who qualified for the trophy, but pulled out.

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño was a late replacement for Peter Hanson who withdrew from the Continental Europe team with a back injury.[9] Hanson had qualified as one of the leading 5 players in the World Rankings (world ranked 39). After his withdrawal his place amongst the World Rankings qualifiers was taken by Nicolas Colsaerts who had previously qualified through the Race to Dubai list. Colsaerts' place in the Race to Dubai list was taken by Fernández-Castaño.[10]

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg   Flag of Ireland.svg   Team GB&I
Name Country Qualification World Ranking Race to Dubai
Sam Torrance  Scotland Non-playing captain
Jamie Donaldson  Wales World Rankings 43 19
David Lynn  England World Rankings 52 102
Stephen Gallacher  Scotland World Rankings 63 15
Chris Wood  England World Rankings 67 25
Paul Lawrie  Scotland World Rankings 69 57
Marc Warren  Scotland Race to Dubai 107 23
Scott Jamieson  Scotland Race to Dubai 111 24
Paul Casey  England Race to Dubai 101 29
Tommy Fleetwood  England Race to Dubai 154 32
Simon Khan  England Race to Dubai 145 38

The following players qualified but did not play: Justin Rose (world ranking - 5), Rory McIlroy (6), Graeme McDowell (11), Luke Donald (15), Lee Westwood (18), Ian Poulter (20) and Martin Laird (59).

Flag of Europe.svg   Team Continental Europe
Name Country Qualification World Ranking Race to Dubai
José María Olazábal  Spain Non-playing captain
Matteo Manassero  Italy World Rankings 31 5
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain World Rankings 45 14
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark World Rankings 46 8
Francesco Molinari  Italy World Rankings 47 28
Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium World Rankings 51 27
Joost Luiten  Netherlands Race to Dubai 55 11
Mikko Ilonen  Finland Race to Dubai 73 16
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark Race to Dubai 49 21
Grégory Bourdy  France Race to Dubai 121 22
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain Race to Dubai 54 31

The following players qualified but did not play: Henrik Stenson (world ranking - 4), Sergio García (17), Jonas Blixt (35) and Martin Kaymer (42).

Thursday fourballs[edit]

3 October 2013

Europe Results United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Bjørn/Jiménez United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 Lawrie/Gallacher
Ilonen/Olesen Europe 1 up Fleetwood/Wood
Molinari/Manassero halved Casey/Khan
Luiten/Bourdy Europe 2 & 1 Donaldson/Lynn
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño Europe 5 & 3 Warren/Jamieson
Session
Overall

Source:[11][12]

Friday fourballs[edit]

4 October 2013

Europe Results United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Ilonen/Olesen United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 Casey/Khan
Molinari/Manassero United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Lynn/Jamieson
Bjørn/Jiménez United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 & 2 Donaldson/Warren
Luiten/Bourdy Europe 1 up Fleetwood/Wood
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño Europe 6 & 5 Lawrie/Gallacher
2 Session 3
Overall

Source:[11][13]

Saturday foursomes[edit]

5 October 2013

Morning[edit]

Europe Results United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño halved Lawrie/Gallacher
Luiten/Bourdy European Union 2 & 1 Donaldson/Warren
Olesen/Molinari United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Wood/Jamieson
Jiménez/Manassero European Union 1 up Casey/Fleetwood
Session
8 Overall 6

Source:[11]

Afternoon[edit]

Europe Results United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Colsaerts/Fdez-Castaño United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Lawrie/Gallacher
Bjørn/Ilonen United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Donaldson/Warren
Luiten/Bourdy European Union 2 up Wood/Jamieson
Jiménez/Manassero United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 1 up Casey/Lynn
1 Session 3
9 Overall 9

Source:[11]

Sunday singles[edit]

6 October 2013

Europe Results United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño halved Jamie Donaldson
Nicolas Colsaerts European Union 1 up Paul Casey
Joost Luiten United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 3 & 2 Tommy Fleetwood
Thomas Bjørn halved Simon Khan
Grégory Bourdy European Union 5 & 3 Scott Jamieson
Thorbjørn Olesen United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 4 & 3 Marc Warren
Matteo Manassero European Union 3 & 2 Stephen Gallacher
Mikko Ilonen United KingdomRepublic of Ireland 2 & 1 Paul Lawrie
Miguel Ángel Jiménez European Union 6 & 4 David Lynn
Francesco Molinari European Union 3 & 2 Chris Wood
6 Session 4
15 Overall 13

Simon Khan had to pull out of the event through to injury. Under the rules of the event a half was agreed, while Thomas Bjørn sat out the singles.

Source:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olazábal and Torrance named Seve Trophy Captains". PGA European Tour. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Francesco Molinari inspires Europe team to first win over Great Britain & Ireland since 2000". The Telegraph. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Europe triumph 15-13 in Seve Trophy". ESPN. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Europe beat GB & Ireland for first time since 2000". BBC Sport. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Dawes, Mike (6 October 2013). "Smoking hot Europe celebrate first Seve trophy win over GB and Ireland in 13 years". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Qualification Criteria". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Teams confirmed for Seve Trophy by Golf+". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fernandez-Castaño replaces injured Hanson". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Race to Dubai 2013 – Week 39". Golf Today. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Seve Trophy by Golf+ – Live Scoring". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Europe fight back to lead Great Britain and Ireland". BBC Sport. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Olazabal Sticks To His Guns". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

2011 Seve Trophy
GB&I 15½ Cont Europe 12½
2013 Seve Trophy
Cont Europe 15 GB&I 13