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2007 WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The 4th Annual 2007 World Club Championship (WCC) returned May 8-11, 2007 to The Club at Nine Bridges located on Jeju Island, South Korea following a strategic move in 2006 to the United States Sage Valley Golf Club, which marked the beginning of a rotation of Host Clubs.

After a highly successful 2006 tournament, the field expanded from 18 of the finest clubs from GOLF Magazine's Top 100 courses around the world to 24 Clubs in 14 countries including 5 new clubs who greatly contributed to the amateur game in their respective countries. Each club was represented by a team of two players with a handicap of three or better comprised of the Club Champion and a partner of his choice. The format included a day of qualifying and three days of match play better ball competition in the same tradition of the great team amateur events.

Sunningdale Golf Club, England's team of Crispin Manson and Marcus Ferguson Jones defeated in match play the 2006 defending champions Pine Valley Golf Club, USA team of Norm Swenson and Tom Case. Manson made an eagle to get into contention and his partner Marcus Ferguson Jones shot an eagle to win on the fifth palyoff hole after 8 hours and 45minutes at the 5th Annual World Club Championship (WCC) hosted by The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea May 8-11, 2007. Sunningdale was the Inaugural WCC Champion in 2002.

The complete list of participating clubs for 2007 are: Australia: The Royal Melbourne GC, Kingston Heath GC; Canada: Hamilton Golf & CC China: Pine Valley GC China England: Royal Birkdate GC, Sunningdale GC, Wentworth GC; France: Morfontaine GC; India: Delhi GC Ireland: Portmarnock GC Japan: Naruo GC; Tokyo GC Portugal: Oitavos Dunes Scotland: Carnoustie GC, Royal Dornoch GC South Africa: Durban CC; Spain: Valderrama GC; U.S.: Bel-Air CC, Los Angeles CC, Inverness Club, Pine Valley GC, Sage Valley Golf Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, and host country South Korea: The Club at Nine Bridge.

The event was televised around the world on the Golf Channel in July, Produced by seven-time Emmy winner Terry Jastrow, Jastrow Productions and hosted by the great Australian player and established commentator Bruce Devlin.

Compared by experts of the game to the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and the President's Cup, the World Club Championship chose to follow these great amateur world-wide team events, and unanimously agreed to name the WCC trophy after Nine Bridges Owner and WCC Founding Patron, Jay H. Lee for his dedication to the amateur game.

WCC Participant countries and clubs
2007 WCC Participant countries and clubs
Participant countries club name world rank
USA Pine Valley 1st
Winged Foot 26th
LA CC 51th
Inverness 62th
Bel-Air Invited
Sage Valley Invited
Australia Royal Melbourne 10th
Kinston Heath 20th
UK Royal Birkdale 31th
Sunningdale 46th
Wentworth 85th
Japan Tokyo 94th
Naruo 100th
Scotland Royal Dornoch 15th
Carnoustie 22th
South Africa Durban 81th
Ireland Portmarnock 43th
Spain Valderrama 70th
Portugal Oitavos Golfe Invited
France Morfontaine 57th
Canada Hamilton 84th
China Pine Valley Invited
India Delhi Invited
Korea Nine Bridges 95th
  • The rank is based on the 2007 Golf Magazine's 100 world's best courses.
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  • 2007 wcc, the 1st photo
  • 2007 wcc, the 2st photo
  • 2007 wcc, the 3st photo
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  • 2007 wcc, the 5st photo
  • 2007 wcc, the 6st photo

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