28 Nov 2011

America wins golf World Cup for 24th time

8:12 am on 28 November 2011

The United States team of Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland fired a final round 67 to win the golf World Cup in China last night, giving America its 24th victory in the event.

The duo ended the United States' 11-year wait for the title after finishing on 24-under par at Mission Hills, two shots ahead of English pair Ian Poulter and Justin Rose (63), and Germany's Martin Kaymer and Alex Cejka (69).

Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, who led going into the final day, could finish no better than fourth after a level par round of 72 that included four bogeys.

Joining them in fourth place was Australia's Richard Green and Brendan Jones (69), the Scottish duo of Martin Laird and Stephen Gallacher (66) and Netherlands' Joost Luiten and Robert Jan Derksen (68).

The New Zealand team of Gareth Paddison and Michael Hendry finished in 16th place on 15 under par after shooting a final round 71.