For those arriving from countries where it's warm right now, well, there's the money.
The World Cup is the fourth and final WGC event of the year. Sanctioned by all the major international PGA Tours, the event is in its 52nd year and seventh as part of the WGC.
Up for grabs at Barbados' Sandy Lane Resort is a $4 million prize purse. Following two rounds of four-ball and two rounds of foursomes, the winning two-man team will split the $1.4 million first-place check.
The United States will be represented by Stewart Cink and J.J. Henry. Cink was paired with Zach Johnson a year ago and finished in a tie for 17th, 13 strokes behind the winners.
Last year, Bradley Dredge and Stephen Dodd became the first team from Wales to win the World Cup since 1987. They were declared the winners when the final round was cancelled because of an unrelenting rain.
England's Luke Donald and David Howell and Sweden's Henrik Stenson and Niclas Fasth tied for second place, two shots behind the Welshmen.
Only four of the 24 teams in the field this week have played together before: Donald and Howell for England; Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley for Ireland; brothers Stephen and Robert Ames for Trinidad & Tobago; and defending champions Dodd and Dredge for Wales.
Truly an international competition, the World Cup will be broadcast to more than 200 million viewers in 140 countries. In the States, ESPN will cover the first two rounds and ABC will offer tape-delayed coverage on the weekend.