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The 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup took place from November 26 to November 29 at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. It was the 55th World Cup. 28 countries competed as two player teams.[1] The team purse was $5,500,000 with $1,700,000 going to the winner.[2] The event was won by Italy with a score of -29.[3]

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Qualification and format

The leading 18 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking on September 1, 2009 qualified. These 18 players then selected a player from their country to compete with them. The person they pick had to be ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of September 1. If there was no other player from that country within the top 100 then the next highest ranked player would be their partner. If there was no other available player from that country within the top 500, then the exempt player could choose whoever he wants as long as they are a professional from the same country. World qualifiers were held in September. Nine countries earned their spot in the World Cup, three each from the European,[4] Asian,[5] and South American[6] qualifiers. The host country, China, rounded out the field.

The event is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team comprising of two players. The first and third days are fourball play and the second and final days are foursomes play.[2]

Teams

Country Players Qualified
 Argentina Rafael Echenique and Estanislao Goya OWGR
 Australia Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby OWGR
 Brazil Rafael Barcellos and Ronaldo Francisco South American Qualifier
 Canada Stuart Anderson and Graham DeLaet European Qualifier
 Chile Hugo Leon and Martin Ureta South American Qualifier
 China Liang Wen-Chong and Zhang Lian-wei Host country
 Denmark Søren Kjeldsen and Søren Hansen OWGR
 England Ross Fisher and Ian Poulter OWGR
 France Christian Cévaër and Thomas Levet OWGR
 Germany Alex Čejka and Martin Kaymer OWGR
 India Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh OWGR
 Ireland Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy OWGR
 Italy Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari OWGR
 Japan Hiroyuki Fujita and Ryuji Imada OWGR
 New Zealand Danny Lee and David Smail OWGR
 Pakistan Mohammed Shabbir Iqbal and Mohammed Munir Asian Qualifier
 Philippines Mars Pucay and Angelo Que Asian Qualifier
 Scotland David Drysdale and Alastair Forsyth European Qualifier
 Singapore Lam Chih Bing and Mardan Mamat Asian Qualifier
 South Africa Rory Sabbatini and Richard Sterne OWGR
 South Korea Charlie Wi and Yong-Eun Yang OWGR
 Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño and Sergio García OWGR
 Sweden Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson OWGR
 Taiwan Lin Wen-tang and Lu Wei-chi OWGR
 Thailand Prayad Marksaeng and Thongchai Jaidee OWGR
 United States John Merrick and Nick Watney OWGR
 Venezuela Alfredo Adrian and Jhonattan Vegas South American Qualifier
 Wales Stephen Dodd and Jamie Donaldson European Qualifier

Final leaderboard

# Country Score To par
1  Italy 64-66-61-68=259 -29
T2  Sweden 64-65-62-69=260 -28
 Ireland 58-68-64-70=260
4  England 66-69-63-64=262 -26
5  Japan 62-71-64-69=266 -22
6  Australia 68-70-62-67=267 -21
T7  South Africa 65-70-62-71=268 -20
 Wales 66-68-64-70=268
 South Korea 64-75-61-68=268
 Germany 66-71-66-65=268
 United States 67-72-67-62=268

Prize money breakdown

# Per team ($) Per player ($)
1 1,700,000 850,000
2 900,000 450,000
3 550,000 275,000
4 308,000 154,000
5 230,000 115,000
6 200,000 100,000
7 170,000 85,000
8 140,000 70,000
9 125,000 62,500
10 110,000 55,000
11 95,000 42,500
12 85,000 42,500
13 75,000 37,500
14 70,000 35,500
# Per team ($) Per player ($)
15 66,000 33,000
16 64,000 32,000
17 62,000 31,000
18 60,000 30,000
19 58,000 29,000
20 56,000 28,000
21 54,000 27,000
22 52,000 26,000
23 50,000 25,000
24 48,000 24,000
25 46,000 23,000
26 44,000 22,000
27 42,000 21,000
28 40,000 20,000

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