Philip Morris International (golf)

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The Philip Morris International was a professional team golf tournament, played from 1972 and 1976. The 1972 and 1973 tournaments were called the Marlboro Nations' Cup. There was no tournament in 1974 but the event was played in 1975 and 1976 under a different name. All events were played in France. The tournament had a knock-out format with up to 16 teams competing. There were two players in each team, each match consisting of a foursomes followed by two singles matches.

The 1972 event was played at Mandelieu-la-Napoule near Cannes, the 1973 and 1975 events were played at Hardelot near Boulogne in northern France. In 1976 it was played at Divonne-les-Bains on the Swiss border near Geneva.

In 1972 and 1973 all the team were European, with the exception of Morocco who competed in 1972. Australia and South Africa competed in 1975 and they were joined by the United States, Argentina and New Zealand in 1976.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winners Points Runner-up Points
Philip Morris International
1976 Divonne Golf Club  United States  Scotland ½
1975 Hardelot Golf Club  France 2  South Africa 1
1974 No tournament
Marlboro Nations' Cup
1973 Hardelot Golf Club  Scotland 2  France 1
1972 Cannes-Mandelieu Golf Club  Spain 2  Wales 1

1972[edit]

Source: [1][2][3][4]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Austria Hansi Egger and Oswald Gartenmaier
 Belgium Donald Swaelens and Flory Van Donck
 Denmark Herluf Hansen and Henning Kristensen
 England Tony Jacklin and Peter Townsend
 France Jean Garaïalde and Bernard Pascassio
 Ireland Jimmy Kinsella and John O'Leary
 Italy Roberto Bernardini and Baldovino Dassù
 Morocco B H Aomar and B R Messaoud
 Netherlands Jan Dorrestein and Simon van den Berg
 Portugal Henrique Paulino and J Rodrigues
 Scotland Brian Barnes and Harry Bannerman
 Spain Valentín Barrios and Ángel Gallardo
 Sweden B Johannson and J Rosell
  Switzerland R Barras and Ronald Tingley
 Wales Brian Huggett and David Vaughan

Results[edit]

 
Last 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Spain3
 
 
 
  Switzerland0
 
 Spain2
 
 
 
 France1
 
 France2
 
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Spain
 
 
 
 Scotland½
 
 Ireland2
 
 
 
 Portugal1
 
 Ireland½
 
 
 
 Scotland
 
 Scotland3
 
 
 
 Austria0
 
 Spain2
 
 
 
 Wales1
 
 Wales3
 
 
 
 Morocco0
 
 Wales
 
 
 
 Italy½
 
 Italy3
 
 
 
 Sweden0
 
 Wales2
 
 
 
 England1
 
 Belgium
 
 
 
 Denmark½
 
 Belgium0
 
 
 
 England3
 
 England
 
 
Bye
 

1973[edit]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Austria Hansi Egger and Oswald Gartenmaier
 Belgium Donald Swaelens and Philippe Toussaint
 Denmark Per Greve and Herluf Hansen
 England Neil Coles and Tony Jacklin
 France Jean Garaïalde and Bernard Pascassio
 Ireland John O'Leary and Eddie Polland
 Italy Roberto Bernardini and Alberto Croce
 Netherlands Jan Dorrestein and Simon van den Berg
 Scotland Brian Barnes and Bernard Gallacher
 Spain Valentín Barrios and Ángel Gallardo
 Sweden Thure Holmstrom and Jan Rosell
  Switzerland B Cordonnier and Ronald Tingley
 Wales Brian Huggett and David Vaughan
 West Germany Gerhard Koenig and Toni Kugelmüller

Results[edit]

 
Last 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Wales
 
 
 
Bye
 
 Wales1
 
 
 
 France2
 
 France3
 
 
 
  Switzerland0
 
 France2
 
 
 
 England1
 
 Italy
 
 
 
 Netherlands½
 
 Italy1
 
 
 
 England2
 
 England3
 
 
 
 Denmark0
 
 France1
 
 
 
 Scotland2
 
 Scotland
 
 
 
 Sweden½
 
 Scotland2
 
 
 
 Ireland1
 
 Ireland2
 
 
 
 West Germany1
 
 Scotland2
 
 
 
 Spain1
 
 Belgium2
 
 
 
 Austria1
 
 Belgium1
 
 
 
 Spain2
 
 Spain
 
 
Bye
 

1975[edit]

Source: [5][6][7]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Australia Jack Newton and Bob Shearer
 Belgium Philippe Toussaint and Flory Van Donck
 Denmark Per Greve and Herluf Hansen
 England Neil Coles and Peter Townsend
 France Jean Garaïalde and Bernard Pascassio
 Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr and John O'Leary
 Italy Roberto Bernardini and Alberto Croce
 Netherlands Hans Lemmens and Simon van den Berg
 Portugal Antonio Barnabe and Domingos Silva
 Scotland Andrew Brooks and David Chillas
 South Africa Hugh Baiocchi and John Fourie
 Spain José María Cañizares and Manuel Piñero
 Sweden Thure Holmstrom and Gunna Muller
  Switzerland Franco Salmina and Ronald Tingley
 Wales Craig Defoy and David Llewellyn
 West Germany Withdrew

Results[edit]

 
Last 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 England3
 
 
 
 Portugal0
 
 England2
 
 
 
 Italy1
 
 Italy3
 
 
 
  Switzerland0
 
 England1
 
 
 
 South Africa2
 
 Spain2
 
 
 
 Wales1
 
 Spain1
 
 
 
 South Africa2
 
 South Africa2
 
 
 
 Denmark1
 
 South Africa1
 
 
 
 France2
 
 Francew/o
 
 
 
 West Germanyw/d
 
 France2
 
 
 
 Ireland1
 
 Ireland2
 
 
 
 Sweden1
 
 France2
 
 
 
 Australia1
 
 Australia2
 
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Australia3
 
 
 
 Belgium0
 
 Belgium2
 
 
 Scotland1
 

1976[edit]

Source: [8][9][10][11][12]

Teams[edit]

Country Players
 Argentina Not known
 Austria German Egger and Hansi Egger
 Australia David Graham and Bob Shearer
 Belgium Not known
 England Maurice Bembridge and Peter Butler
 France Jean Garaïalde and Bernard Pascassio
 Ireland Eamonn Darcy and Christy O'Connor Jnr
 Italy Roberto Bernardini and Baldovino Dassù
 Netherlands Martin Groenendaal and Hans Lemmens
 New Zealand Bob Charles and Simon Owen
 Scotland Brian Barnes and Bernard Gallacher
 South Africa Bobby Cole and Dale Hayes
 Spain Salvador Balbuena and Antonio Garrido
  Switzerland Franco Salmina and Fausto Shiroli
 United States Tommy Aaron and Barry Jaeckel
 West Germany Karl-Heinz Gögele and Jürgen Harder

Results[edit]

 
Last 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 South Africa3
 
 
 
  Switzerland0
 
 South Africa2
 
 
 
 Ireland1
 
 Ireland2
 
 
 
 New Zealand1
 
 South Africa½
 
 
 
 Scotland
 
 England2
 
 
 
 Spain1
 
 England1
 
 
 
 Scotland2
 
 Scotland3
 
 
 
 Netherlands0
 
 Scotland½
 
 
 
 United States
 
 West Germany2
 
 
 
 Argentina1
 
 West Germany½
 
 
 
 Australia
 
 Australia3
 
 
 
 Italy0
 
 Australia1
 
 
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
 
 
 Belgium1
 
 United States2
 
 
 
 France1
 
 France3
 
 
 Austria0
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf – Continent in need of personalities". The Times. 5 September 1972. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Golf – British teams through comfortably". The Times. 8 September 1972. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Golf – Three home countries through as Ireland go down to Scotland". The Times. 9 September 1972. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Golf – Steadiness of Spaniards beats Wales in final". The Times. 11 September 1972. p. 8.
  5. ^ "Chillas only Scots winner". The Glasgow Herald. 30 May 1975. p. 30.
  6. ^ "82 wins county title". The Glasgow Herald. 31 May 1975. p. 18.
  7. ^ "France's surprise win". The Glasgow Herald. 2 June 1975. p. 17.
  8. ^ "Scots face Holland". The Glasgow Herald. 30 June 1976. p. 25.
  9. ^ "Scots makes a clean sweep". The Glasgow Herald. 1 July 1976. p. 14.
  10. ^ "Scots golfers beat England". The Glasgow Herald. 2 July 1976. p. 27.
  11. ^ "Row - but Scots go through to final". The Glasgow Herald. 3 July 1976. p. 14.
  12. ^ "Americans beat Scots in final". The Glasgow Herald. 5 July 1976. p. 17.