On this day, In 1974 Bobby Cole wins the World Cup of Golf held in Caracas, Venezuela

Cole

Bobby Cole earned a double victory at the 1974 World Cup of Golf

South Africa's Bobby Cole, never one to take a big lead for granted, worried his way to a double victory in the 22nd World Cup of Golf Tournament. "I Really wasn't very sure we would win." said the South African after his victory Sunday.  "You know, if you haven't done it before you're not sure what you can do."  Cole and his teammate Dale Hayes combined to give South Africa team honors by five strokes over the Japanese team.  Cole's resilience allowed him to capture the individual completion over Japan's Jumbo Ozaki by five strokes.

[tweetthis]At the 1974 World Cup of Golf Bobby Cole & Dan Hayes of South Africa became the youngest winners in event history[/tweetthis]

Hayes just 22 years old and Cole being 26, became the youngest pair ever to win the World Cup.  Cole fired a closing two-under par 68 over the 6,763-yard Lagunita CC course for a 72 hole total of 271.  Hayes finished with a 72 for a total of 283, giving the South Africans a 554 total. Six shots under par.  Ozaki shot a 71 for 276 and teammate Isao Aoki added a 73 for a 283.  The United States, which had putting problems all week, finished third at 563 with Hale Irwin winding up third in individual play at 283 and Lee Trevino two shots back at 285.

 

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 14 other subscribers

Subscribe to Golf History Today

Click to receive instant desktop notifications

Sign Up with Email

Subscribe to Golf History Today for FREE content & Daily Golf History

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply