2001 WGC-World Cup

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2001 World Cup
Tournament information
Dates 15–18 November
Location Gotemba, Japan
Course(s) Taiheiyo Club
Format 72 holes stroke play
(best ball & alternate shot)
Par 72
Length 7,277 yards (6,654 m)
Field 24 two-man teams
Cut None
Prize fund US$3.0 million
Winner's share US$1.0 million
 South Africa
Ernie Els & Retief Goosen
264 (−24)

The 2001 WGC-World Cup took place 15–18 November at the Taiheiyo Club in Gotemba, Japan. It was the 47th World Cup and the second as a World Golf Championship event. 24 countries competed and each country sent two players. The prize money totaled $3,000,000 with $1,000,000 going to the winning pair. The South African team of Ernie Els and Retief Goosen won in a sudden-death playoff over teams from Denmark, New Zealand and the United States.[1]

Qualification and format

18 teams qualified based on the Official World Golf Ranking and were six teams via qualifiers.

The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team consisting of two players. The first and third days were fourball play and the second and final days were foursomes play.


Country Players
 Argentina Ángel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero
 Australia Aaron Baddeley and Adam Scott
 Canada Ian Leggatt and Mike Weir
 China Liang Wen-Chong and Zhang Lian-wei
 Denmark Thomas Bjørn and Søren Hansen
 England Paul Casey and Ian Poulter
 Fiji Dinesh Chand and Vijay Singh
 France Raphaël Jacquelin and Thomas Levet
 Ireland Pádraig Harrington and Paul McGinley
 Japan Toshimitsu Izawa and Shigeki Maruyama
 Malaysia Danny Chia and Periasamy Gunasegaran
 Mexico Octavio Gonzalez and Alejandro Quiroz
 Netherlands Maarten Lafeber and Robert-Jan Derksen
 New Zealand Michael Campbell and David Smail
 Norway Henrik Bjørnstad and Per Haugsrud
 Paraguay Angel Franco and Carlos Franco
 Philippines Rodrigo Cuello and Danny Zarate
 Scotland Andrew Coltart and Dean Robertson
 South Africa Ernie Els and Retief Goosen
 Spain Sergio García and Miguel Ángel Jiménez
 Sweden Niclas Fasth and Robert Karlsson
 United States David Duval and Tiger Woods
 Wales Mark Mouland and Phillip Price
 Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty



# Country Score To par Money (US$)
1  South Africa 64-71-63-66=264 −24 1,000,000
T2  Denmark 65-69-65-65=264 316,667
 New Zealand 63-66-65-70=264
 United States 66-68-63-67=264
5  England 65-72-63-67=267 −21 115,000
T6  Canada 62-73-66-67=268 −20 95,000
 Spain 63-71-65-69=268
T8  Argentina 67-68-63-71=269 −19 70,000
 Fiji 66-69-66-68=269
 France 67-68-63-71=269
T11  Japan 64-69-65-72=270 −18 50,000
 Scotland 62-71-66-71=270
 Wales 66-71-62-71=270
T14  Australia 66-70-64-71=271 −17 39,500
 Ireland 64-72-64-71=271
16  Sweden 62-73-66-71=272 −16 38,000
T17  China 67-69-68-70=274 −14 36,000
 Mexico 66-71-67-70=274
 Norway 67-72-61-74=274
20  Zimbabwe 66-74-66-72=278 −10 34,000
21  Paraguay 68-72-66-75=281 −7 33,000
22  Netherlands 70-72-64-76=282 −6 32,000
23  Malaysia 66-80-68-71=285 −3 31,000
24  Philippines 67-75-73-74=289 +1 30,000


  • First hole: Denmark and South Africa advance with birdies, New Zealand and the United States eliminated
  • Second hole: South Africa wins with par



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