Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland of the USA have won the Omega Mission Hills World Cup on Hainan Island in China by two shots from England and Germany.
The US pairing secured their nation’s 24th victory in the tournament but the first since David Duval and Tiger Woods triumphed in 2000.
Kuchar and Woodland began the final day foursomes two shots back of the Irish duo, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. But the last two US Open champions struggled during the final round and slipped back to tied fourth place with a closing 72.
The Americans played a solid final round of 67 to finish on an excellent four-round total of 24-under-par.
“It feels great,” said Woodland. “It’s a tough format and both of us picked the other up when the other got in trouble. It was a good day.”
With the Irish falling away it was Germany and England who finished closest to the Americans. The English pairing of Ian Poulter and Justin Rose completed the round of the day, a 63, to race up the leaderboard and finish in a tie for second.
Martin Kaymer and Alex Cejka of Germany looked the likeliest to threaten the USA, but they couldn’t find the necessary birdies to mount a real challenge. The pair managed a bogey-free final round but could only muster three birdies for a closing 69.
First round leaders Australia finished in a tie for fourth with Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Omega Mission Hills World Cup
Mission Hills Resort, China
Nov 24-27, purse $7,500,000, par 72
1 USA 64 70 63 67 264
T2 England 66 69 68 63 266
T2 Germany 65 71 61 69 266
T4 Australia 61 70 67 69 267
T4 Netherlands 64 71 64 68 267
T4 Ireland 63 68 64 72 267
T4 Scotland 63 69 69 66 267
8 Wales 67 69 65 67 268
T9 Spain 65 69 68 67 269
T9 Korea 66 71 64 68 269