The United States Team of Arnold Palmer and Sammy Snead won the Canada Cup golf trophy Sunday (November 11).
The United States Team of Arnold Palmer and Sammy Snead won the Canada Cup golf trophy Sunday (November 11). The U.S. defenders brought the cup back to the United States for the fifth consecutive time. Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina played the sun-scorched Buenos Aires course to his advantage, finishing with a two-under par 68. DeVicenzo's 276 for the four rounds gave him the individual title. England's Peter Aliss matched DeVicenzo on the final round with a 68 and finished in second place at 276. Arnold Palmer closed strong with a 69 to tie with Aliss and Snead came in third at 279 despite a final round 74.
Argentina's team carded a 559 total for the four rounds to finish second behind the United States. Australia, with a 569 was third, and England, with a 572 was fourth.
Snead, who played on the winning U.S. teams in 1961 and 1960, had a bad final day. He began three strokes ahead of DeVicenzo, but faded on the hard greens, shooting a 35 on the first nine holes and a 39 on the back course.