2005 Seve Trophy

This was the fourth time the Seve Trophy was played. After the Great Britain/Ireland victory, the overall standings in the event's history was Great Britain & Ireland 3, Continental Europe 1.

Final Score: Great Britain & Ireland 16.5, Continental Europe 11.5

Dates Played: Sept. 22-25, 2005

Location: Wynyard Golf Club in County Durham, England

Team Captains: Jose Maria Olazabal (Europe) and Colin Mongomerie (GB&I)

Team Rosters: Continental Europe - Jose Maria Olazabal, Thomas Bjorn, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Henrik Stenson, Niclas Fasth, Peter Hanson, Maarten Lafeber, Jean-Francois Remesy, Emanuele Canonica, Thomas Levet. Great Britain & Ireland - Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Paul McGinley, Graeme McDowell, Nick Dougherty, Stephen Dodd, Ian Poulter, Bradley Dredge, Paul Casey.

Notes: Europe had a hot start, winning the opening session 4-1. But GB&I slowly clawed back until taking a 1-point lead into singles. And then the Brits and Irish dominated singles, winning 7 of a possible 10 points.

Day One Results


  • Thomas Bjorn/Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Ian Poulter/Nick Dougherty, GBI, 2-up
  • Colin Montgomerie/Graeme McDowell, GBI, def. Maarten Lafeber, Emanuele Canonica, Europe, 4 and 2
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Stephen Dodd/Bradley Dredge, GBI, 3 and 2
  • Jean-Francois Remesy/Thomas Levet, Europe, def. Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley, GBI, 1-up

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

Day Two Results


  • Paul McGinley/Padraig Harrington, GBI, def. Niclas Fasth/Peter Hanson, Europe, 3 and 1
  • Paul Casey/David Howell, GBI, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez/Jose Maria Olazabal, 5 and 4
  • Thomas Bjorn/Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Colin Montgomerie/Graeme McDowell, GBI, 3 and 2
  • Maarten Lafaber/Emanuele Canonica, Europe, def. Stephen Dodd/Bradley Dredge, GBI, 2-up
  • Nick Dougherty/Ian Poulter, GBI, def. Jean-Francois Remesy/Thomas Levet, Europe, 5 and 4

Score for Day 2 session: GB&I 3, Continental Europe 2
Cumulative score after two days: Continental Europe 6, GB&I 4

Day Three Results


  • Paul McGinley/Padraig Harrington, GBI, def. Thomas Levet/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, 3 and 2
  • David Howell/Paul Casey, GBI, def. Niclas Fasth/Peter Hanson, Europe, 2-up
  • Stephen Dodd/Graeme McDowell, GBI, halved with Miguel Angel Jimenez/Emanuele Canonica, Europe
  • Ian Poulter/Nick Dougherty, GBI, halved with Thomas Bjorn/Henrik Stenson, Europe


  • Paul McGinley/Padraig Harrington, GBI, halved with Thomas Level/Jean-Francois Remesy, Europe
  • David Howell/Paul Casey, GBI, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez/Emanuele Canonica, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Niclas Fasth/Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Bradley Dredge/Ian Poulter, GBI, 1-up
  • Colin Montgomerie/Nick Dougherty, GBI, def. Thomas Bjorn/Maarten Lafeber, Europe, 1-up

Score for Day 3 session: GB&I 5.5, Continental Europe 2.5
Cumulative score after three days: GB&I 9.5, Continental Europe 8.5

Day Four Results


  • Jose Maria Olazabal def. Colin Montgomerie, 2 and 1
  • Paul Casey def. Niclas Fasth, 4 and 3
  • Ian Poulter halved with Peter Hanson
  • David Howell def. Thomas Bjorn, 6 and 5
  • Stephen Dodd def. Jean-Francois Remesy, 2 and 1
  • Bradley Dredge def. Thomas Levet, 2 and 1
  • Graeme McDowell def. Maarten Lafeber, 5 and 4
  • Paul McGinley def. Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1-up
  • Emanuele Canonica def. Padraig Harrington, 2 and 1
  • Nick Dougherty halved with Henrik Stenson

Score for Day 4 session: GB&I 7, Continental Europe 3
Cumulative and final score: GB&I 16.5, Continental Europe 11.5

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