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The Brazil of golf's World Cup

Steven Lynch December 9, 2013
Jason Day won this year's World Cup of Golf © Getty Images
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Australia recently won golf's World Cup. Have they won it before? And which player has won it most often? asked Anthony Mills

That victory at Royal Melbourne last month was Australia's fifth in golf's World Cup, following triumphs in 1954 (the second such event), 1959, 1970 and 1989.

South Africa has also won it five times, while the only nation to have won it more often is the United States, with no fewer than 24 victories.

It's therefore no surprise to find American players dominating the most-win list: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer finished on the winning side six times, four times with each other in five years between 1963 and 1967.

Fred Couples and Davis Love III won it four years running between 1992 and 1995, while Sam Snead also managed four wins between 1956 and 1962, two of them with Palmer. Nicklaus - who also won the team event with Lee Trevino and Johnny Miller - is alone in winning the individual title at the World Cup on three occasions.

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