Americans Get Top Seed for WGC - EMC2 World Cup


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The United States, represented by Phil Mickelson and David Toms, will be the top seed for the 2002 World Golf Championships-EMC World Cup.
Players qualified for this year's event by virtue of their standings in the Official World Golf Ranking. Mickelson is second, while Toms is sixth. Eighteen teams will participate.
The highest ranked available players representing the countries automatically qualified for the event. They were joined in the field by the host country, Mexico. The remaining five teams will be determined Oct. 10-13.
This year's EMC World Cup will be the final of four World Golf Championships contested in 2002 and will take place from Dec. 10-15 at Vista Vallarta's Nicklaus Course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Fiji garnered the second seed, followed by Ireland, New Zealand, Argentina, Japan, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. Scotland earned the 11th seed and was trailed by Korea, Denmark, France, South Africa, Wales, Trinidad & Tobago and Germany.