Five things we learned at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Five things we learned at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf

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Sentosa, Singapore, November 26: Here are five takeaways from the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf, where Team Belgium lifted the coveted trophy for the first time.

  1. Belgium has done very well in two World Cups this year. They were third in football, and champions in golf.
  2. Having the right chemistry in team events is undeniable. Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry were childhood friends. The college teammates practised and played in regional tournaments with each other before turning professional.
  3. Team Korea and Team India led the Asian charge, finishing in tied-sixth and tied-10th respectively.
  4. Evident from the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf, the Metropolitan Club in Melbourne can be rather windy. Wind speeds reached 32 km/h during the second round.
  5. Team Malaysia has done relatively well given their inexperience. Gavin Green and Ben Leong were making their World Cup debuts and the duo rarely had the chance to compete as a team. Yet, they finished in 22nd in the 28-team field, ahead of Team Japan and Team Germany that was anchored by Major winner Martin Kaymer.