1998 Presidents Cup Results, Rosters, Player Records

The 1998 Presidents Cup was the third one played, the first one played outside the United States. It was the first one won by Team International. It was the first one played by Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. And the first one in which Jack Nicklaus served as a captain. Afterward, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 2, International 1.

Final Score: International 20.5, USA 11.5

Dates Played: Dec. 11-13, 1998

Location: Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australian

Team Captains: Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Peter Thomson (International)

Team Rosters:

  • International — Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington, Ernie Els, Carlos Franco, Shigeki Maruyama, Frank Nobilo, Greg Norman, Joe Ozaki, Craig Parry, Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Greg Turner.
  • USA — Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, David Duval, Jim Furyk, Scott Hoch, John Huston, Lee Janzen, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods.
Notes: New Zealanders Frank Nobilo and Greg Turner set the tone in the opening match of the competition, defeating Americans Mark O'Meara and David Duval. By the end of Day 1, the Internationals held a 7-3 advantage, a lead they only expanded until the final 9-point winning margin was reached.

This Presidents Cup took place in Australia, and the Aussies on Team International fared well: Greg Norman was 3-1-1 and Steve Elkington was unbeaten; Craig Parry went 3-1 and Stuart Appleby was 2-1-1. But the biggest star for the International side was Japan's Shigeki Maruyama, who went 5-0-0. Maruyama was the second golfer to go 5-0-0 in a Presidents Cup, the first to do it for Team International.

Not a single American player posted a winning record (although a couple were .500). John Huston was 0-4-0 and Duval went 0-4-1. It was a losing debut for Jack Nicklaus as Team USA captain. Nicklaus went on to captain four times, more than anyone else in the Presidents Cup.

1998 Presidents Cup Match Scores

Day 1 Results

  • Frank Nobilo/Greg Turner (Int.) def. Mark O’Meara/David Duval, 1-up
  • Greg Norman/Steve Elkington (Int.) def. Jim Furyk/John Huston, 2-up
  • Shigeki Maruyama/Craig Parry (Int.) def Lee Janzen/Scott Hoch, 3 and 2
  • Tiger Woods/Fred Couples (U.S.) def. Ernie Els/Vijay Singh, 5 and 4
  • Davis Love III /Justin Leonard (U.S.) halved with Stuart Appleby/Nick Price


  • Greg Norman/Steve Elkington (Int.) def. Mark O'Meara/Jim Furyk, 2 and 1
  • Shigeki Maruyama/Joe Ozaki (Int.) def. Mark Calcavecchia/John Huston, 4 and 3
  • David Duval/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Ernie Els/Nick Price
  • Fred Couples/Davis Love (U.S.) def. Craig Parry/Carlos Franco, 1-up
  • Stuart Appleby/Vijay Singh (Int.) def. Justin Leonard/Tiger Woods, 2 and 1

Day 2 Results

  • Frank Nobilo/Greg Turner (Int.) def. Justin Leonard/Davis Love III, 2-up
  • Lee Janzen/Mark Calcavecchia (U.S.) halved with Greg Norman/Steve Elkington
  • Shigeki Maruyama/Craig Parry (Int.) def. Tiger Woods/Fred Couples, 1-up
  • Stuart Appleby/Nick Price (Int.) def. David Duval/Phil Mickelson, 1-up
  • Ernie Els/Vijay Singh (Int.) def. Scott Hoch/Jim Furyk, 6 and 4


  • Mark O'Meara/Scott Hoch (U.S.) def. Frank Nobilo/Greg Turner, 1-up
  • Ernie Els/Vijay Singh (Int.) def. Tiger Woods/John Huston, 1-up
  • Shigeki Maruyama/Joe Ozaki (Int.) def. David Duval/Phil Mickelson, 1-up
  • Lee Janzen/Mark Calcavecchia (U.S.) def. Nick Price/Carlos Franco, 3 and 2
  • Greg Norman/Steve Elkington (Int.) def. Fred Couples/Davis Love III, 2 and 1

Day 3 Results

  • Craig Parry (Int.) def. Justin Leonard, 5 and 3
  • Nick Price (Int.) def. David Duval, 2 and 1
  • Jim Furyk (U.S.) def. Frank Nobilo, 4 and 2
  • Phil Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Carlos Franco
  • Shigeki Maruyama (Int.) def. John Huston, 3 and 2
  • Scott Hoch (U.S.) def. Joe Ozaki, 4 and 3
  • Mark Calcavecchia (U.S.) halved with Greg Turner
  • Lee Janzen (U.S.) halved with Steve Elkington
  • Ernie Els (Int.) def. Davis Love III, 1-up
  • Fred Couples (U.S.) halved with Vijay Singh
  • Tiger Woods (U.S.) def. Greg Norman, 1-up
  • Mark O'Meara (U.S.) def. Stuart Appleby, 1-up

Player Win-Loss Records

Wins-losses-ties for members of Team USA and Team International.

Frank Nobilo, 2-2-0
Greg Turner, 2-1-1
Greg Norman, 3-1-1
Steve Elkington, 3-0-2
Shigeki Maruyama, 5-0-0
Craig Parry, 3-1-0
Ernie Els, 3-1-1
Vijay Singh, 3-1-1
Stuart Appleby, 2-1-1
Nick Price, 2-1-2
Joe Ozaki, 2-1-0
Carlos Franco, 0-2-1

United States
Mark O'Meara, 2-2-0
David Duval, 0-4-1
Jim Furyk, 1-3-0
John Huston, 0-4-0
Lee Janzen, 1-1-2
Scott Hoch, 2-2-0
Tiger Woods, 2-3-0
Fred Couples, 2-2-1
Davis Love III, 1-3-1
Justin Leonard, 0-3-0
Mark Calcavecchia, 1-1-2
Phil Mickelson, 0-2-2

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