Aug 17, 2016

    Day, Scott to defend World Cup at home


    WORLD No. 1 Jason Day will team up with Australia's only Masters champion Adam Scott to defend their World Cup

    Of Golf crown in November, organisers said yesterday.

    The pair won the team title when it was last played in 2013 and Day also took out the individual competition.

    He has since recorded nine PGA Tour victories, including two World Golf Championship wins and his first Major at the 2015 US PGA Championship.

    "The victory at the 2013 World Cup Of Golf was

    a kick-start to a phenomenal stretch of golf for me,"

    Day said.

    "I really can't imagine

    a better scenario than to represent Australia in

    our home country, with one

    of my good mates at Kingston Heath, one of my all-time favourite courses."

    World No. 6 Bubba Watson will lead the United States charge but the two-time Masters champion has yet

    to pick his partner.

    "I've been wanting to make the World Cup Of Golf team for a while," he said.

    "I love the team format -

    it is different to other events that we play and I know it

    will be a great experience."

    England's Danny Willett, who won his first Major at the Masters this year, teams up with Lee Westwood,

    one of the men he beat by three strokes at Augusta.

    "I was at Royal Melbourne in 2013, and although I didn't play as well as I would've liked, it was a cracking course and I've heard Kingston Heath is just as good," Willett said.

    In a return to the tournament's format before 2013, 28 two-man teams

    will represent their countries at the Melbourne club

    from Nov 23 to 27.