Also known as the 2007 World Cup of Golf, which will take place at the Mission Hills Golf Club in China from the 22nd –25th of November.
For the record, Argentina has not won the World Cup of Golf since winning the inaugural tournament held in Canada in 1953, when the legendary Roberto DE VICENZO teamed up with Antonio CERDA.
In last year’s tourney held in Barbados, Angel CABRERA together with Andres ROMERO finished off the competition tied in 5th place after a strong start in the first two day of the competition.
Much to my surprise for this year campaign is that CABRERA; this years US Open winner is not in the team to partner with ROMERO, who finished third in the British Open this year. Instead ROMERO will partner with Ricardo GONZALEZ, who has played with PATO on three previous occasions (1996,1998 & 2005).
PATO withdrawal must have left a huge gap in the team as both he and ROMERO were having a fantastic year. Furthermore some big name such as Colin MONTGOMERIE (Scotland), Retief GOOSEN & Trevor IMMELMAN (both South Africa), Miguel Angel JIMENEZ (Spain) and other whom will be lining up for their respective nations.
Nevertheless, let’s hope that both ROMERO and GONZALEZ will rise to the occasions and end Argentina’s 54 years of waiting for another glory at the World Cup. Good luck to both of them.
Volleyball – 2007 FIVB Men’s World Cup
The volleyball’s world Cup, held in Japan, will also serve as a qualification for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, with the top 3 three getting direct entry to the games.
Argentina’s campaign suffered a defeat on the opening day (18t of November) against Russia, going down 0-3 (16-25, 22-25 & 17-25). However the team recovered to defeat Tunisia 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 23-25 & 25-23).