|Location||Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Course(s)||Erinvale Golf Club|
|Format||72 holes stroke play|
|Field||32 two-man teams|
|Prize fund||US$1,300,000 team|
|Winner's share||US$400,000 team|
| South Africa|
Ernie Els & Wayne Westner
The 1996 World Cup of Golf took place 21–24 November at the Erinvale Golf Club in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa. It was the 42nd World Cup. The tournament was a 72-hole stroke play team event (32 teams) with each team consisting of two players from a country. The combined score of each team determined the team results. Individuals also competed for the International Trophy. The prize money totaled $1,500,000 with $400,000 going to the winning pair and $100,000 to the top individual. The South African team of Ernie Els and Wayne Westner won by 18 strokes over the United States team of Steve Jones and Tom Lehman. Ernie Els took the International Trophy by three strokes over Wayne Westner.
22 nations qualified automatically with the remaining 10 nations gaining entry through a qualifying tournament in Jamaica.
|#||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
|#||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money (US$)|
|1||Ernie Els||South Africa||68-72-65-67=272||−16||100,000|
|2||Wayne Westner||South Africa||68-72-65-70=275||−13|