Golf World Cup

The Golf World cup was a really great event which was broadcast around the world from China. Graeme McDowell mention how important winning the cup was, to have the opportunity to have his name on the cup alongside some of the greats in the golfing world. He also thinks changing to a biennial was a good decision.

By Bernie McGuire

HAIKOU, China | Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:54am EST

(Reuters) – The World Cup has gained extra prestige after changing to a biennial rather than an annual team event, according to 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

“I said two years ago I felt the World Cup was lacking respect but this year’s field seems a lot stronger than it has in years gone by,” the Northern Irishman told reporters at Mission Hills on Tuesday.

“It is great to see teams supporting it. When you look at the flags at the back of the practice range and you see guys like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have won it, it kind of puts in perspective what kind of event this is.

“Given it is now a biennial event it gives guys perhaps a little extra time to prepare and get their schedules ready and come and support this event because it is special and you’ll be having your names alongside some very special names if you win.”