Denmark holds off challenge to win golf's World Cup

Denmark holds off challenge to win golf's World Cup

"I think the psychology has been really interesting for me because like when you play your own game, it's different, but when you've got a guy like this on the back nine on Sunday, it's like you feel you want to die for the guy", the four time European Tour victor said. "We feel average as we didn't really play our best".

Walker, the 2016 PGA Championship victor, added: "Well, we didn't get the win, but I know Rick and I would have liked to have played a little better, especially in the best-ball day. I've never felt that before and that team thing is unbelievable", he said. "I've enjoyed it so much". "When you read it from the low side, you're going to get the best perspective, because you can see it the best", says Stockton.

The ultra-talented Fowler, making his World Cup debut alongside fellow debutant Walker, rued a cold putter as the Americans missed early chances to put the pressure on the leaders.

At one stage the team from China pulled within one shot and the Danes seemed to be struggling after making a bogey at the par-5 eighth. "I'm excited, I know Rickie's excited and we're looking forward to a good day".

Even par at that point, it was two holes later they began their march to victory in earnest.

And having also claimed a tied for second place finish at the European Tour's Turkish Airlines Open at the start of November to move up to 130th in the world rankings, Li has earned US$1.13 million in just four events this month alone. "We have both had good years and we sort finish them off like this, so obviously that builds the confidence hugely and is an incredible end to the season". "When you get a guy like this, on the back nine you feel you want to die for this guy", Kjeldsen said of Olesen. It was not just for me, it was for Soren and me and our caddies and our country. That's very special. When you hole a putt and you can fist pump with your partner and your caddies, it makes it a lot more fun.

While further back down the board, solid play from the Japanese, Irish, Spanish, Italian and Australian teams saw plenty of other recognizable names also register a top-10. It was a real four man team this week. "I think we'll have to".

The Americans were the better team in alternate shot, fitting given Fowler's and Walker's experience as a duo in the Ryder Cup.

"America is a huge country and Denmark is a very, very little country and it was great [to beat them] to be honest", Olesen said. "They're both really, really nice guys, Rickie and Jimmy, and we had a good time out there. It has been a fun week", Lingmerth said. I thought both of our caddies did a tremendous job this week keeping us calm, and allowing us to play our game,"said Olesen".

"Not a bad finish, but not what we exactly wanted coming down here".

Host nation Australia at least gave their home galleries a sub-par salute in a polished round built on several pinpoint approach shots from Marc Leishman before Adam Scott rifled one to nearly tap-in range at the par-three 15th.