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2002 WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The World Club Championship was held in the Club Nine Bridges from October 1 to October 4. As the top professionals and champions belong to the world's 100 best courses have participated in this competition, it was an event worthy of news not only in Korea but also internationally.

Participating clubs were chosen by the clubs from Top 100 clubs from a country having at least three clubs ranked at world's best 100 clubs. Participating clubs included three clubs from America including Pine Valley (world's #1) considered the most beautiful course in the world, three clubs from Scotland including Muirfield (world's #9) which held British Open for over 14 times, where even Tiger Woods took off his hat to deep bunker and rough, two clubs from Australia including Royal Melbourne (world's #10), two clubs from Ireland including Ballybunion (world's #11) known for its beautiful ocean view, two clubs from England including Royal St. Geourge's (world's 27), and Club Nine Bridges of Korea with a total of 18 clubs from six different countries participating in a heated match.

Winners of the competition, which last for three days, were Lincoln Bolsover and Richard Caldwell from Sunningdale GC of England. Final score of Sunningdale was -10, placing themselves in the top place, while on second place was Royal Melbourne with final score of +5, and on third place was Los Angeles CC with score of +6. Club Nine Bridges of Korea was ranked at 16th place with score of +32.

WCC Participant countries and clubs
2002 WCC Participant countries and clubs
Participant countries club name world rank
USA Pine Valley 1st
Oakmont Country Club 16th
Oaklan 25th
Los Angeles CC 61th
Scotland Muirfield 9th
Royal Dornoch 15th
Turnberry Club 18th
Carnoustie Golf Club 22th
England Royal St. George's Golf Club 27th
Royal Birkdale 29th
Sunningdale 36th
Ireland Ballybunion Golf Club 11th
Portmarnock Golf Club 34th
Lahinch Golf Club 67th
Australia Royal Melbourne Golf Club 10th
Kingston Health Golf Club 28th
New South Wales 47th
Korea Club Nine Bridges 2003 100th Club Challenge Course/Challenge Course
  • The rank is based on the 2001 Golf Magazine's 100 world's best courses.
final result
2002 final result List
country club name 1round (10/2) 2round (10/3) 3round (10/4) Total
England Sunningdale -6 +5 -9 -10
Australia Royal Melbourne -3 +6 +2 +5
USA Los Angeles CC -2 +2 +6 +6
USA Pine Valley +1 +6 +1 +8
Ireland Portmarnock -2 +8 +4 +10
Australia Kingston Health -1 +5 +9 +13
Irela Ballybunion -4 +11 +8 +15
England Royal St. George's -1 +7 +12 +18
Scotland Royal Dornoch +1 +10 +8 +19
USA Oakmont E +15 +5 +20
Scotland Carnoustie +1 +13 +8 +22
Ireland Lahinch E +11 +15 +26
Australia New South -2 +14 +16 +28
England Royal Birkdale +2 +11 +17 +39
USA Oakland Hills +7 +8 +17 +32
Korea Nine Bridges +4 +12 +19 +35
Scotland Muirfield +5 +20 +12 +37
Scotland Turnberr +3 +18 +17 +38
  • October 2 (Wednesday) : 1st Round (Four-Ball Stroke)
  • October 3 (Thursday): 2nd Round (Foursome Stroke)
  • October 4 (Friday): Final Round (Single Stroke)
photo sketch
  • 2002 wcc, the 1st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 2st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 3st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 4st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 5st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 6st photo
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  • 2002 wcc, the 8st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 9st photo
  • 2002 wcc, the 10st photo

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