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The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland. It is named after five times major winner Seve Ballesteros, the most successful golfer ever from Continental Europe who was one of the key instigators of the tournament. He made an exceptional contribution to the European Ryder Cup successes of the 1980s and 1990s, and came to be regarded as an exceptionally keen team man in a usually individualistic sport. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Like the much older Ryder Cup, which is now played between teams representing the whole of Europe and the United States, the Seve Trophy is a team event played over three days, with two days of pairs matches (the precise formats used have varied) and a concluding set of singles matches on the final day. Major differences include the smaller size of the teams, which are ten strong, whereas in the Ryder Cup they are twelve strong, and the fact that there is prizemoney involved. Players are willing to play in the Ryder Cup for nothing because of its prestige, although they receive large indirect financial compensation from the boost that participation gives to their prestige and profile, but as a new event, founded only in 2000, the Seve Trophy needed to offer prize money to attract first rate players.


Each team is selected as follows:

The first criterion is designed to select the biggest stars in European golf even if they do not play much in Europe (in practical terms, this means if they choose to play primarily on the U.S. based PGA Tour). The second criterion is designed to show some favoritism to players who show loyalty to the European Tour, which is one of the sponsors of the trophy. The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


The event is played in September, in years when there is no Ryder Cup. Initially this meant even numbered years, but because the 2001 Ryder Cup was postponed by a year due to 9/11, the Seve Trophy is now played in odd numbered years. It is held in the same week as Europe's Ryder Cup opponents, Team USA, take on the "International Team" in the Presidents Cup. The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...


The Seve Trophy is an "approved special event" on the European Tour. A week in the tour schedule is set aside for it, but the prize money does not count towards the Order of Merit.


Results

Year Venue Winners Losers
2005 Wynyard Golf Club, England Great Britain & Ireland 16½ Continental Europe 11½
2003 Paradores, Spain Great Britain & Ireland 15 Continental Europe 13
2002 Druids Glen, Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland 14½ Continental Europe 11½
2000 Sunningdale Old Course, England Continental Europe 13½ Great Britain & Ireland 12½


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