The Presidents Cup is a series of men's golf matches between a team
representing the United States and an International Team representing
the rest of the world less Europe. Europe competes against the U.S. in a
similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup is
held biennially. Initially it was held in even numbered years, with the
Ryder Cup being held in odd numbered years. However, the
cancellation of the 2001 Ryder Cup due to the September 11 attacks
pushed both tournaments back a year, and the Presidents Cup is now
held in odd numbered years. It is hosted alternately in the U.S. and in
countries represented by the International Team.
ROYAL MONTREAL GOLF CLUB, QUEBEC, CANADA
Visor worn by K J CHOI during the 2007 Presidents Cup
ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB, AUSTRALIA
13th hole Flag used at the 2011 President’s Cup
The Tavistock Cup is a team golf event played in Florida that features the
top-ranked golf professional members of four international golf clubs;
Albany, Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
and Queenwood Golf Club. The two-day tournament is an officially
sanctioned PGA Tour event that was established in 2004.
Through 2010, the Tavistock Cup was contested by the Isleworth and
Lake Nona clubs. For 2011, the Tavistock Cup has been expanded with
the addition of teams representing Albany and Queenwood. Each team
consists of six golf professional members who play for prize money, team
hole-in-one prizes and the title of World Golf and Country Club
Champion. Member of the four clubs have collectively won more than
825 tournaments worldwide, including 59 major championships.
Tickets are not sold to the public; only club members, residents, sponsors
and invited guests are able to attend the event. Spectators wear the
official team colors of Albany Pink, Isleworth Red, Lake Nona Blue or
Queenwood Green to show their support for Team Albany, Team
Isleworth, Team Lake Nona or Team Queenwood.
ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Shirt worn by Mark O’MEARA during the 2008 Tavistock Cup
ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Hat worn by Graeme McDOWELL during the 2011 Tavistock Cup
signed by Darren Clarke, Ross Fisher, Trevor Immelman, Graeme
McDowell, Ian Poulter and Oliver Wilson
VIVENDI SEVE TROPHY
The Seve Trophy was a biennial golf tournament between teams of
professional male golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and
Continental Europe. 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. A sponsorship deal with the
French media conglomerate Vivendi meant that the 2009 was known as
The Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros and the 2011 event was the
Vivendi Seve Trophy.
Like the much more established 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 or four days, with two
or three 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.
SUNNINGDALE, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND
Shirt worn by Phillip PRICE during the 2000 Seve Ballesteros Trophy (signed)
Continental Europe team visor signed by Jose-Maria Olazabal,
Miguel-Angel Jiminez and Sergio Garcia
Paul CASEY’s Caddie’s Bib from the 2005 Seve Trophy signed by the
Great Britain & Ireland Team, Paul Casey, Stephen Dodd, Nick Dougherty,
Bradley Dredge, Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Graeme McDowell,
Paul McGinley , Ian Poulter and Captain Colin Montgomerie
Shirt worn by Simon Dyson during the 2011 Vivendi Seve Trophy
UBS WARBURG CUP
The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States
and a team representing the "Rest of the World" which ran from 2001 to
2004. Six golfers on each side had to be 50 or over, and the remaining six
had to be in their forties. It was sanctioned by the PGA Tour (which
operates the Champions Tour for golfers over 50) and the European
Seniors Tour. Like the Ryder Cup, the competition was a mixture of
foursome matches, four ball matches and single matches.
The United States won the inaugural cup in 2001, held on The Ocean
Course at Kiawah Island, by a score of 12 ½ - 11 ½. The U.S. then retained
the trophy with a 14 ½ - 9 ½ victory in 2002 on the Seaside Course at Sea
Island, Georgia. A 12-12 draw in 2003, again at Sea Island, kept the
trophy in the hands of the U.S. defenders. A 14-10 U.S. victory at Kiawah
Island in 2004 was the final competition, when Colin Montgomerie lost to
an American for the first time in matchplay singles.
In 2004 the UBS Cup had a prize fund of $3 million, with $150,000 going to
each member of the winning team and $100,000 to each member of
the losing team. Arnold Palmer was captain of the United States team in
all four UBS Cups, and retained his record of never having lost any team
competition as United States captain.
The UBS Cup was discontinued after four years, but other team
tournaments on the Ryder Cup model have proliferated around the
KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
United States and Rest of World Caddie’s Bibs from the
2001 UBS Warburg Cup
SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Flag used at the 2002 UBS Warburg Cup
signed by Paul Azinger, Isao Aoki, Rodger Davis, Denis Durnian, Seiji Ebihara, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Fred Funk, Bob Gilder, Stewart Ginn, Scott Hoch, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Barry Lane, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Eduardo Romero, Curtis Strange, Sam Torrance, Tom Watson & Ian Woosnam
KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
Top worn by John Chillas during the 2004 UBS Warburg Cup
Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 125 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones of the world: Asia-Pacific, American and European-African.
Each team has two or three players and plays 18-holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.
IGF National Members may enter one women’s team and one men’s team.
Players must be amateur golfers under the Rules of Amateur Status of the R&A and the United States Golf Association and a National of the country which the competitor is representing as defined in the IGF’s Nationality Policy.
The winning team in the women’s competition receives custody of the Espirito Santo Trophy for the ensuing two years. The winning team in the men’s competition receives custody of the Eisenhower Trophy for the ensuing two years. Members of the winning teams receive gold medals, members of the second-place teams receive silver medals and members of the third-place teams receive bronze medals. The lowest individual score in each championship is recognized at the respective closing ceremony, but no prize is awarded.
THE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB, VERSAILLES, FRANCE
Official United States Team Blazer worn during the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy
by Todd Dempsey