Golf

Format change for World Cup of Golf

2016-01-07 10:57
Jason Day (File)

Sydney - The World Cup of Golf will revert to a two-man team-play format when the tournament returns to Melbourne in November for the 58th edition of the event, organisers announced on Wednesday.

A statement from the PGA Tour said the tournament would feature teams from 28 different countries when it is held at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne from November 21-27.

This year's tournament will carry an $8 million purse with the winning duo splitting $2.56 million.

"The World Cup of Golf has a long and storied history as one of the true international events in our sport," PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

"On behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, we are thrilled that a course with the reputation and standing such as Kingston Heath will serve as the tournament's host venue in 2016."

The last World Cup of Golf in 2013 was primarily an individual tournament, with a 60-player field featuring two players from each country participating in 72 holes of stroke play.

Jason Day won the individual title for Australia, while Day and Adam Scott won the team portion for the best aggregate score.

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