Scott, Day to represent Australia at World Cup

It’s official – Adam Scott and Jason Day have confirmed they will represent their country on home soil in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 21-24.

Scott and Day, Australia’s highest ranked golfers, will form part of an elite field of 60 players from around the world vying to win the Cup and the lion’s share of the US $8 million total purse.

Adam Scott Adam Scott will join Jason Day at the 2013 World Cup of Golf (Credit: Anthony Powter)

The World Cup of Golf returns to Royal Melbourne for the first time since 1988 and with a format that includes an individual stroke-play competition for $7 million with a concurrent team competition (adding the total scores of the two man teams) for $1 million.

The Presidents Cup representatives will be looking to win the Cup for Australia for the first time since Wayne Grady and Peter Fowler triumphed in 1989 and hopefully, will be cheered on by an enormous home crowd as Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle experienced when they won the Canada (World) Cup at Royal Melbourne in 1959.

World No. 2 and Masters champion Scott said: “I am looking forward to playing the ISPS HANDA World Cup and representing Australia at Royal Melbourne with Jason Day. 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.”

Day added “I’m looking forward to getting back down to play at Royal Melbourne. 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.”

“It is an honour to represent Australia. Hopefully Scotty and I can get a victory.”

With commitment deadlines imminent, final player announcements are expected to be made in coming weeks.