1996 Presidents Cup Results

This was the second time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 2, International 0.

Final Score: USA 16.5, International 15.5

Dates Played: Sept. 13-15, 1996

Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia

Team Captains: Peter Thomson (International) and Arnold Palmer (USA)

Team Rosters: International — Robert Allenby, Steve Elkington, Ernie Els, David Frost, Mark McNulty, Frank Nobilo, Greg Norman, Jumbo Ozaki, Craig Parry, Nick Price, Peter Senior, Vijay Singh. USA — Mark Brooks, Fred Couples, David Duval, Scott Hoch, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Mark O'Meara, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker.

Notes: The second Presidents Cup was much more competitive than the first, even though the U.S. led 7.5 to 2.5 after Day 1. The Internationals narrowed the gap to one point entering singles, but Fred Couples beat Vijay Singh in the final match to get the win for Team USA.

Day 1 Results


  • Fred Couples/Davis Love III (U.S.) def. Greg Norman/Robert Allenby, 2 and 1
  • Ernie Els/Mark McNulty (Int.) def. Scott Hoch/Mark Brooks, 2-up
  • Phil Mickelson/Corey Pavin (U.S.) def. Vijay Singh/Jumbo Ozaki, 2 and 1
  • Mark O’Meara/David Duval (U.S.) def. Steve Elkington/Frank Nobilo, 3 and 2
  • Tom Lehman/Steve Stricker (U.S.) def. Nick Price/Peter Senior, 4 and 2


  • Kenny Perry/Justin Leonard (U.S.) def. Price/David Frost, 3 and 2
  • O’Meara/Duval (U.S.) def. Nobilo/Craig Parry, 2 and 1
  • Elkington/Singh (Int.) def. Lehman/Stricker, 2-up
  • Mickelson/Pavin (U.S.) halved with Els/McNulty
  • Couples/Love (U.S.) def. Norman/Allenby, 1-up

Day 2 Results


  • Price/Elkington (Int.) def. Leonard/Lehman, 2-up
  • Norman/Allenby (Int.) def. Stricker/Pavin, 1-up
  • Perry/Hoch (U.S.) def. Parry/Nobilo, 2 and 1
  • Ozaki/Singh (Int.) def. Love/Couples, 2 and 1
  • O’Meara/Duval (U.S.) def. Els/McNulty, 4 and 3


  • Senior/Frost (Int.) def. Pavin/Mickelson, 3 and 2
  • Nobilo/Allenby (Int.) def. Love/Brooks, 3 and 2
  • Price/McNulty (Int.) def. Perry/Leonard, 3 and 1
  • Norman/Els (Int.) def. Lehman/Stricker, 1-up
  • O’Meara/Hoch (U.S.) def. Elkington/Singh, 1-up

Day 3 Results


  • Parry (Int.) def. Brooks, 5 and 4
  • Duval (U.S.) def. Senior, 3 and 2
  • O’Meara (U.S.) def. Price, 1-up
  • Frost (Int.) def. Perry, 7 and 6
  • Stricker (U.S.) def. Allenby, 6 and 5
  • Hoch (U.S.) def. McNulty, 1-up
  • Love (U.S.) def. Ozaki, 5 and 4
  • Elkington (Int.) def. Leonard, 1-up
  • Els (Int.) def. Mickelson, 3 and 2
  • Norman (Int.) def. Pavin, 3 and 1
  • Nobilo (Int.) def. Lehman, 3 and 2
  • Couples (U.S.) def. Singh, 2 and 1

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