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Encyclopedia > Dunhill Cup

The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. It was for three man teams of professional golfers, one team representing each country, and was promoted as the "World Team Championship". It was a "special approved event" on the PGA European Tour, which means that it was supported by the Tour, by the prize money did not count towards the Tour's order of merit. The host course was St Andrews in Scotland. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ...


Each year sixteen teams competed in three days of round robin play to determine the semi-finalists. The semi-finals and the final were both played on the Sunday. The stature of the members of the America team was variable as the Dunhill Cup clashed with a PGA Tour event, though the fact the that it was played at "The Home of Golf" helped to attract some star names. The other countries were generally represented by their best three golfers, or nearly so. Wikiquote has quotations related to United States. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


The Dunhill Cup was in competition with the World Cup of Golf, a similar event for two man teams. In 2000 the World Cup's status was enhanced by its inclusion in the World Golf Championships series, and in 2001 the promoters of the Dunhill Cup replaced it with the Dunhill Links Championship, which is a celebrity pro-am. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ...


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Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

External link

Coverage of the Alfred Dunhill Cup on the PGA European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/tournaments/latest.sps?iTourNo=2000187)


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Alfred Dunhill Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (293 words)
The stature of the members of the American team was variable as the Dunhill Cup clashed with a PGA Tour event, though the fact the that it was played at "The Home of Golf" helped to attract some star names.
The Dunhill Cup was in competition with the World Cup of Golf, a similar event for two man teams.
In 2000 the World Cup's status was enhanced by its inclusion in the World Golf Championships series, and in 2001 the promoters of the Dunhill Cup replaced it with the Dunhill Links Championship, which is a celebrity pro-am.
CNNSI.com - Golf Plus - Sponsors call end to Dunhill Cup, announce replacement - Saturday October 14, 2000 12:53 PM (645 words)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Sponsors of the Alfred Dunhill Cup team golf championship on Saturday called an end to the 16-year tournament at the home of golf and announced a new event along the lines of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the United States.
The $1.5 million Dunhill Cup, first played in 1985 and once a magnet for the world's top-ranked players, is to be replaced by the $5 million Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, a part pro-am, part team competition to start next year spread over three different courses.
The sponsors decided to change direction after this year's Dunhill Cup was weakened by the absence of many of the top stars.
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