Aussies set to have the home field advantage for lucrative tournament.
Adam Scott and Jason Day announced Saturday they will team up to represent Australia at the $8 million World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne in November.
World number two Scott and the 16th-ranked Day, both currently on the internationals team at the Presidents Cup in the United States, shape up as a formidable combination on home soil as they attempt to wrest the trophy from the United States.
“It will be a great week for Australian golf where we will be playing a World Cup in Australia for the first time in 25 years,” said Scott.
Day added: “As I grew to love golf, I loved watching Adam Scott play. It’s fun to play the World Cup with a guy that I’ve known since I was 15. Hopefully Scotty and I can get a victory.”
It will be the fourth time the World Cup has been hosted by Australia, with the last event Down Under won by the United States at Royal Melbourne in 1988, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations.
The tournament, from November 20-24, has a total purse of $8 million, with individual stroke-play competition worth $7 million. The top two ranked players from each country will compete for the team portion worth $1 million, using combined stroke-play scores.
The 60-player field will be selected based on the official world rankings.