1998 Presidents Cup: Internationals On the Board

This was the third time the Presidents Cup was played, and the first International victory. 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: The International team got its first win (and its only win in the first 10 times the tournament was played) behind a 5-0-0 performance from Shigeki Maruyama. The first two tournaments were played in the U.S.; this was the first one played at an International location.

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


  • Norman/Elkington (Int.) def. O’Meara/Furyk, 2 and 1
  • Maruyama/Joe Ozaki (Int.) def. Mark Calcavecchia/Huston, 4 and 3
  • Duval/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Els/Price
  • Couples/Love (U.S.) def. Parry/Carlos Franco, 1-up
  • Appleby/Singh (Int.) def. Leonard/Woods, 2 and 1

Day 2 Results


  • Nobilo/Turner (Int.) def. Leonard/Love, 2-up
  • Janzen/Calcavecchia (U.S.) halved with Norman/Elkington
  • Maruyama/Parry (Int.) def. Woods/Couples, 1-up
  • Appleby/Price (Int.) def. Duval/Mickelson, 1-up
  • Els/Singh (Int.) def. Hoch/Furyk, 6 and 4


  • O’Meara/Hoch (U.S.) def. Nobilo/Turner, 1-up
  • Els/Singh (Int.) def. Woods/Huston, 1-up
  • Maruyama/Ozaki (Int.) def. Duval/Mickelson, 1-up
  • Janzen/Calcavecchia (U.S.) def. Price/Franco, 3 and 2
  • Norman/Elkington (Int.) def. Couples/Love, 2 and 1

Day 3 Results


  • Parry (Int.) def. Leonard, 5 and 3
  • Price (Int.) def. Duval, 2 and 1
  • Furyk (U.S.) def. Nobilo, 4 and 2
  • Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Franco
  • Maruyama (Int.) def. Huston, 3 and 2
  • Hoch (U.S.) def. Ozaki, 4 and 3
  • Calcavecchia (U.S.) halved with Turner
  • Janzen (U.S.) halved with Elkington
  • Els (Int.) def. Love, 1-up
  • Couples (U.S.) halved with Singh
  • Woods (U.S.) def. Norman, 1-up
  • O’Meara (U.S.) def. Appleby, 1-up

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