1998 Presidents Cup

1998 Presidents Cup


The 1998 Presidents Cup Matches were held 11–13 December at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The International team won the competition by a margin of 20½–11½. This was the first time the International team won the competition, and through 2013, is their sole victory. The honorary chairman was Australian Prime Minister John Howard. It was the third Presidents Cup competition and the first held outside the United States. The competition returned to Royal Melbourne in 2011.


Both teams had 12 players plus a non-playing captain. On the first and second day foursomes were played in the morning and four-ball was played in the afternoon. On the third day only singles were played.


Team International

Captain: Australia Peter Thomson

United States Team United States

Captain: Jack Nicklaus

Friday's matches

Morning foursomes

International Results United States
Nobilo/Turner 1 up O'Meara/Duval
Norman/Elkington 2 up Furyk/Huston
Maruyama/Parry 3 and 2 Janzen/Hoch
Els/Singh 5 and 4 Woods/Couples
Appleby/Price halved Love/Leonard

Afternoon four-ball

International Results United States
Norman/Elkington 2 and 1 O'Meara/Furyk
Maruyama/Ozaki 4 and 3 Calcavecchia/Huston
Els/Price halved Duval/Phil Mickelson
Parry/Franco 1 up Couples/Love
Appleby/Singh 2 and 1 Leonard/Woods
7 Overall 3

Saturday's matches

Morning foursomes

International Results United States
Nobilo/Turner 2 up Leonard/Love
Norman/Elkington halved Janzen/Calcavecchia
Maruyama/Parry 1 up Woods/Couples
Appleby/Price 1 up Duval/Mickelson
Els/Singh 6 and 4 Hoch/Furyk
Foursomes ½
11½ Overall

Afternoon four-ball

International Results United States
Nobilo/Turner 1 up O'Meara/Hoch
Els/Singh 1 up Woods/Huston
Maruyama/Ozaki 1 up Duval/Mickelson
Price/Franco 3 and 2 Janzen/Calcavecchia
Norman/Elkington 2 and 1 Couples/Love
3 Four-Ball 2
14½ Overall

Sunday's matches


International Results United States
Parry 5 and 3 Leonard
Price 2 and 1 Duval
Nobilo 4 and 2 Furyk
Franco halved Mickelson
Maruyama 3 and 2 Huston
Ozaki 4 and 3 Hoch
Turner halved Calcavecchia
Elkington halved Janzen
Els 1 up Love
Singh halved Couples
Norman 1 up Woods
Appleby 1 up O'Meara
6 Singles 6
20½ Overall 11½

External links

  • Official scores
1996 Presidents Cup
USA 16½ International 15½
1998 Presidents Cup
International 20½ USA 11½
2000 Presidents Cup
USA 21½ International 10½

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