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The WGC-World Cup is an annual men's golf tournament. In 2005 the sponsored name of the tournament is, "The Algarve World Cup in Portugal".It is contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Rankings, although not all of the first choice players choose to compete. 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 Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


The World Cup has existed since 1953, and was initially known as the "Canada Cup". It was incorporated into the World Golf Championships series in 2000. Like the three World Golf Championships events for individuals it is recognised by the PGA Tour and the PGA European Tour, but unlike them it is played after the end of the official season, and the prize money does not count towards the money lists. The United States has a clear lead in wins, with 23 as of 2004. The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour, headquartered in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom, that is the primary golf tour in Europe. ...


The equivalent event for women is the Women's World Cup of Golf.


Winners

As part of the World Golf Championships series:


Pre World Golf Championships: 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... Paul Casey (b. ... Luke Donald (b. ... Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969) is a Japanese golfer. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duvals pro career began in 1993, but really took off between 1997 and 2001, a period in which he won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ...

Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... 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... Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born:July 18, 1957) is one of the best golfers England or Europe has ever produced. ... David Carter (1952 - ) is a New Zealand politician. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... Paul McGinley (December 16, 1966–) is an Irish golfer who plays on the PGA European Tour, most famous for holing the winning putt for the European team in the 2002 Ryder Cup. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... For alternate meanings, see Wales (disambiguation) National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Official languages: English and Welsh Capital: Cardiff First Minister: Rhodri Morgan AM Area  - Total:  - % water: Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² xx% Population  - Total (2001):  - Density: Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... John Cook was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... 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. ... 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 Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... David Graham (author) David Graham (composer) David Graham (footballer) David Graham (golfer) David Graham (voice actor) David Graham (whistleblower) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... George Knudson (June 28, 1937 - January 24, 1989) was a Canadian golfer, who still holds the record for the Canadian with the most wins ever on the PGA TOUR, with 8 career victories. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African Professional golfer. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ... Jimmy Demaret (May 24, 1910 - December 28, 1983) was a professional golfer. ... Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney, Australia) is an Australian golfer who is best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ... Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney, Australia) is an Australian golfer who is best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (Born April 14, 1923) -- Perhaps the archetypal international golfer of the 1950s, he won an astonishing 230 tournaments worldwide in his career, including four on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open. ...

External link

Official site (http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com/tournaments/r169)


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World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
World Cup is the name of various high-profile international competitions in a variety of sports, particularly team sports.
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CNNSI.com - Golf Plus - Webb, Hetherington headline first golf world cup - Thursday November 30, 2000 09:55 AM (509 words)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- World No. 1 Karrie Webb has ruled the LPGA Tour, but when she competes in the inaugural Women's World Cup Golf beginning Friday in Kuala Lumpur, the Aussie star's hopes of adding another crown to her treasure chest will depend on teammate Rachel Hetherington.
World No. 3 three Meg Mallon and fourth-ranked Juli Inkster have a combined total of 38 LPGA Tour victories.
Annika, the world No. 2, has been credited with five wins so far this season for a career total of 23, while Charlotta, ranked 20 on the season's money list, picked up her first tour victory in Phoenix in March this year.
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