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World Cup of Golf returning to Australia in 2018

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The World Cup of Golf is returning to Australia in 2018.

The PGA Tour announced that the tournament will be played at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne Nov. 21-25, marking the 59th edition of the biennial event. It will continue to be co-sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The event will consist of 28 two-man teams, with the highest-ranking player from each competing country afforded the opportunity to choose his own partner. The first and third rounds will be played utilizing best-ball format, while the second and final rounds will be alternate shot.

“The World Cup of Golf has been a celebrated and valued tradition in the game for decades, and the International Federation of PGA Tours is proud to see that tradition continue in 2018 with the best players from around the globe convening at The Metropolitan Golf Club,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “Golf in the Sandbelt region speaks for itself, and we appreciate The Metropolitan Golf Club opening its doors for this historic team event.”

Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen from Denmark teamed to win the event last year at Kingston Heath, while Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day won at Royal Melbourne in 2013. This will be the sixth time that the tournament will be contested in Australia.