Day, Scott pair-up
Defending champions Jason Day and Adam Scott will attempt to go back-to-back at the World Cup of Golf after the Australian duo confirmed they would be teaming-up for the 2016 edition of the tournament.
Day and Scott won the tournament when it was last staged in 2013. This year's event will be held at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne on November 23-27.
The World Cup of Golf is a team competition contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Rankings, although not all of the first choice players choose to compete.
While the highest-ranked players from their respective countries have officially qualified and committed to the World Cup of Golf, players have until August 26th to choose their playing partner. Some players have opted to do so already, while others will delay deciding their teammate until the last minute.
The accomplished Australians have wasted no such time though.
Speaking after his participation was confirmed alongside the world number one, Scott explained how thrilled he is to represent his country again.
"Since the announcement that the World Cup of Golf was returning to a true, team format and would be played at Kingston Heath, one of my favorite courses in the world, I have been looking forward to teaming up with Jason to defend our 2013 title," he said.
"I am excited to be representing my country alongside Jason, whose recent record shows why he is one of the most talented players in the game."
The rest of the nations competing and the players that are confirmed at this stage can be seen in the list below.
AUS Jason Day/Adam Scott
USA Bubba Watson/TBA
ENG Danny Willett/Lee Westwood
SCO Russell Knox/Duncan Stewart
JPN Hideki Matsuyama/TBA
ESP Rafa Cabrera Bello/TBA
KOR Byeong Hun An/TBA
ARG Emiliano Grillo/TBA
IRL Shane Lowry/TBA
SWE Alex Noren/David Lingmerth
THA Thongchai Jaidee/TBA
DEN Soren Kjeldsen/Thorbjorn Olesen
NZL Danny Lee/TBA
ITA Francesco Molinari/TBA
AUT Bernd Wiesberger/TBA
BEL Thomas Pieters/Nicolas Colsaerts
NED Joost Luiten/TBA
RSA Jaco Van Zyl/TBA
VEN Jhonattan Vegas/Julio Vegas
WAL Jamie Donaldson/TBA
FRA Victor Dubuisson/TBA
GER Alex Cejka/TBA
FIJ Vijay Singh/TBA
POR Ricardo Gouveia/TBA
CAN David Hearn/TBA
CHN Wu Ashun/TBA
PAR Fabrizio Zanotti/TBA
PHI Miguel Tabuena/TBA
Rory McIlroy looking to kick on after emotional Ryder Cup
McIlroy broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion in Wisconsin.
Jon Rahm keen to win at Valderrama for ‘historic reasons and nostalgia’
The Spaniard is hoping to perform on home soil.
‘Stupid is as stupid does’ – Phil Mickelson criticises club length restriction
The R&A and USGA have brought in a ‘model local rule’ to limit all clubs other than putters to a maximum of 46 inches.
Top-level golf tournaments to be given option of imposing limit on club length
This could curb the big-hitting likes of Bryson DeChambeau in their continual quest for greater length off the tee.
THE CJ CUP: Vegas links that could help us hit the jackpot this week
The PGA Tour remains in Las Vegas this week and several players in the field have some home advantage which could prove significant.
Betting preview: Sam Burns to continue impressive form in the Shriners Children’s Open
The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas this week and Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher has four selections for the tournament.
Feuding rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to clash in ‘The Match’
Tensions have run high between the pair since early 2019.
Four golfers to oppose short priced favourite Jon Rahm with in this week’s Open de Espana
The European Tour heads to Spain for three weeks and the action begins at Club de Campo Villa Madrid.
Danny Willett enjoys perfect birthday with Alfred Dunhill Links Championship win
The Englishman won for the first time in over two years.