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GOLF ROUNDUP : Couples, Love Continue Reign Over World Cup for Third Year

November 14, 1994|From Associated Press

The U.S. team of Fred Couples and Davis Love set a tournament record by winning the World Cup of Golf for the third consecutive time Sunday at Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Their victory broke a mark set twice over a five-year period by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, winners for the United States in 1963-64 and 1966-67.

The 14-stroke winning margin equaled a record set by Ben Hogan and Sam Snead in 1956 and the four-round total of 40 under par at the Hyatt Dorado Beach East Course also set a tournament record.

"Having our names up there with Nicklaus and Palmer is something special," said Couples, after shooting a 69, his fourth sub-70 round of the tournament.

Couples' 72-hole score of 265, 23 under, earned him his first World Cup individual title, an additional $100,000 and another tournament record. He finished second to Bernhard Langer last year and third to Brett Ogle in 1992.

He and Love will share $300,000 for winning the team competition.

Zimbabwe's Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone, who began the day nine strokes behind the Americans, didn't mount a run Sunday, playing themselves out of contention by the turn.

Couples and Love coasted from there.


Ray Floyd came from six shots back in regulation play, then beat Jim Albus in the fifth extra hole in the season-ending Senior Tour Championship at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Floyd rolled in his winner on a 15-foot downhill birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Dunes Club.

The victory was worth $240,000 and lifted Floyd into second place on the final money-winning list at $1,382,762.

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