2000 Seve Trophy

This was the first time the Seve Trophy was played, and fittingly the tournament began with Ballesteros as one of the team captains. After the Continentals' victory, the overall standings in the event's history was Continental Europe 1, Great Britain & Ireland 0.

Final Score: Continental Europe 13.5, Great Britain & Ireland 12.5

Dates Played: April 14-16, 2000

Location: Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course) in Berkshire, England

Team Captains: Seve Ballesteros (Europe) and Colin Mongomerie (GB&I)

Team Rosters: Continental Europe - Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jarmo Sandelin, Jean Van de Velde, Thomas Bjorn, Bernhard Langer, Alex Cejka, Robert Karlsson, Jose Maria Olazabal. Great Britain & Ireland - Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, John Bickerton, Gary Orr, David Howell, Phillip Price, Ian Woosnam.

Notes: The first-ever Seve Trophy featured its namesake, Seve Ballesteros, as playing captain for Europe; GB&I captain Colin Montgomerie also was a playing captain. ... The teams were tied entering the singles session, but late consecutive wins by Bernhard Langer, Robert Karlsson and Jose Maria Olazabal sealed the victory for Europe.

Day One Results


  • Colin Montgomerie/Ian Woosnam, GBI, def. Jose Maria Olazabal/Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood, GBI, def. Alex Cejka/Bernhard Langer, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Padraid Harrington/Phillip Price, GBI, def. Thomas Bjorn/Robert Karlsson, 1-up
  • Sergio Garcia/Jean Van de Velde, Europe, def. Paul Lawrie/Gary Orr, GBI, 3 and 2


  • Lee Westwood/David Howell, GBI, def. Jose Maria Olazabal/Seve Ballesteros, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Thomas Bjorn/Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe, def. Darren Clarke/John Bickerton, GBI, 1-up
  • Alex Cejka/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Ian Woosnam/Padraig Harrington, GBI, 2 and 1
  • Jarmo Sandelin/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Paul Lawrie/Colin Montgomerie, GBI, 3 and 2

Score after Day 1: GB&I 4, Continental Europe 4

Day Two Results


  • Miguel Angel Jimenez/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Ian Woosnam/Colin Montgomerie, GBI, 6 and 5
  • Paul Lawrie/Gary Orr, GBI, def. Jarmo Sandelin/Robert Karlsson, Europe, 1-up
  • Thomas Bjorn/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. John Bickerton/Phillip Price, GBI, 1-up
  • Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood, GBI, def. Alex Cejka/Jean Van de Velde, Europe, 3 and 1

Score for Day 2 session: GB&I 2, Continental Europe 2
Cumulative score after two days: GB&I 6, Continental Europe 6

Day Three Results


  • Paul Lawrie/Gary Orr, GBI, halved with Miguel Angel Jimenez/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe
  • Colin Montgomerie/David Howell, GBI, def. Sergio Garcia/Jean Van de Velde, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Bernhard Langer/Thomas Bjorn, Europe, def. Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood, GBI, 4 and 3
  • Padraig Harrington/Phillip Price, GBI, halved with Alex Cejka/Robert Karlsson, Europe
  • Seve Ballesteros, Europe, def. Colin Montgomerie, GBI, 2 and 1
  • Darren Clarke, GBI, halved with Sergio Garcia, Europe
  • Jarmo Sandelin, Europe, def. John Bickerton, GBI, 2 and 1
  • Lee Westwood, GBI, def. Thomas Bjorn, Europe, 1-up
  • Phillip Price, GBI, def. Alex Cejka, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Ian Woosnam, GBI, 4 and 3
  • Robert Karlsson, Europe, def. David Howell, GBI, 2 and 1
  • Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Gary Orr, GBI, 2 and 1
  • Paul Lawrie, GBI, def. Jean Van de Velde, Europe, 5 and 4
  • Padraig Harrington, GBI, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe, 1-up

Score for Day 2 session: Continental Europe 5.5, GB&I 4.5
Cumulative and final score: Continental Europe 13.5, GB&I 12.5

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