Teams to watch in the golf World Cup
Teams representing 28 nations of the world line up for the 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
We take a look at a few of the teams to keep an eye on: some of the favourites in the betting and our home nations - with their pre-tournament betting odds, the team members and pgatour.com's Power Rankings, the order they predict the teams to finish.
Both players have had a solid season on the European Tour with Karlsson finishing top of the Order of Merit. Favourites in the betting to win the tournament and win Sweden their second World Cup title. Power Ranking: 1st
Ian Poulter had a great Ryder Cup and thoroughly deserved his selection on his form in 2008 alone. This is his third World Cup appearance and has never finished out of the top five which should be enough experience to guide Fisher, the 2008 European Open winner, to triumph. Power Ranking: 2nd
Despite sharing the same surname these Danes are not related. But that's not to say they don't know each other very well as they are making their fourth World Cup appearance as a team. Power Ranking: 7th
Padraig Harrington's absence breaks up a 10-year Irish partnership in the World Cup. Graeme McDowell now gets a chance to represent Ireland for the first time alongside Paul McGinley who is making his 13th appearance. Power Ranking: 8th
The USA have won the World Cup on 23 previous occasions but not since the year 2000. The team of Curtis and Snedeker are World Cup newbies but have plenty of experience between them on the US PGA tour. Power Ranking: 4th
Sabbatini won the World Cup in 2003 with Trevor Immelman and has finished in the top five on a further three occasions. This year's partnership finished fourth in 2006 and have played together enough to produce a nicely priced winner. Power Ranking: 3rd
Forsyth appears in the World Cup for the fourth time. Monty won the tournament for Scotland last year and has six other top-five finishes. That sounds like some World Cup pedigree - but they've never played together. If they can click the 25/1 is value. Power Ranking: 6th
Only featuring in this article as the remaining home nation, this Welsh team are priced at 40/1 for a reason and are unlikely to make an impact. Power Ranking: 9th