Here's how the World Cup would have looked with golfers

Bubba Watson would represent the US if the World Cup was made of golfers. (Getty Images)
Bubba Watson would represent the US if the World Cup was made of golfers. (Getty Images)

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The knockout stage for the World Cup is almost over so of course I just thought of this idea, but this is how the tournament would have looked if each country had to send its best golfer to play the others.

I used the current OWGR standings which is why some countries didn't produce anyone. If you're ranked No. 1560 that means you're not really ranked -- that's the bottom of the barrel.

Remember, only two move on out of every group.

World ranking in parentheses.

Group A

Brazil: Adilson da Silva (264)
Mexico: Carlos Ortiz (168)
Croatia: N/A
Cameroon: N/A 

Whatever the opposite of the group of death is, this is that group. Whan Carlos Ortiz is the favorite, you know your group is soft.

Group B

Netherlands: Joost Luiten (46)
Chile: Felipe Aguilar (133)
Spain: Sergio Garcia (8)
Australia: Adam Scott (1)

Group of death, indeed. Poor Felipe Aguilar, he would just get steamrolled.

Group C

Colombia: Camilo Villegas (240)
Greece: N/A
Ivory Coast: N/A
Japan: Hideki Matsuyama (14)

Weird group, but I'm always in favor of Hideki Matsuyama moving on. Killer.

Group D

Costa Rica: N/A
Italy: Francesco Molinari (45)
Uruguay: Rafael Rodriguez-Larreta (1560)
England: Justin Rose (10)

The way England goes in World Cups, I wouldn't be surprised to see Rodriguez-Larreta and Molinari advance.

Group E

France: Victor Dubuisson (21)
Switzerland: Martin Rominger (835)
Ecuador: Esteban Calisto (1560)
Honduras: N/A

Dubuisson could cruise through here blowing a carton of cigs a round, easy.

Group F

Argentina: Angel Cabrera (91)
Nigeria: Andrew Odoh (1560)
B&H: N/A
Iran: N/A

See "Dubuisson" and replace with "Cabrera."

Group G

USA: Bubba Watson (3)
Ghana: N/A
Germany: Martin Kaymer (11)
Portugal: Ricardo Santos (279)

Pretty strong group. And just like soccer, the US would advance.

Group H 

Belgium: Nicolas Colsaerts (140)
Korea: KJ Choi (66)
Russia: Vasily Belov (1560)
Algeria: N/A

KJ Choi and Nicolas Colsaerts is quite a dup. You could take that show on the road.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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