As a competition, the World Cup cannot be placed in the same category as the other major tournaments around the world. There were simply too few world-class players in the field. The difference between the 72 hole score of Player and Mike Vovlc of Yugoslavia was 102 strokes. Yet the tournament serves its purpose, and it demonstrated that the people could communicate and share a common passion for golf and the game. Player and Arnold Palmer did a series of exhibition events in the Philippines in previous years, and Player said that it was great to win a tournament there.