Fil-Aussie Jason Day, Adam Scott to play World Cup for Australia

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 16, 2016 03:21 PM
Fil-Aussie Jason Day,  Scott to play World Cup for Australia
FILE - In this May 14, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, looks at his shot on the ninth green during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Day has been No. 1 in the world since March, and his three victories are the most on the PGA Tour. When he won The Players Championship, it was his seventh victory in the last 10 months. It has been a very good year. A major makes it a great one. The PGA Championship will be held the last week of July at Baltusrol. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Associated Press


Jason Day and Adam Scott will be playing for the Australian flag in the World Cup of Golf this November at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, Australia.

Commitments were announced Monday just one day after golf made a strong return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Day and Scott, both among the top 10 in the world, did not play in the Rio Games.

Masters champion Danny Willett will play for England with Lee Westwood.

The Americans will be represented by Bubba Watson, who has not yet selected his partner. Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, the top two Americans, chose not to play in the World Cup, giving the spot to Watson.

The World Cup of Golf is Nov. 24-27, one week after the European Tour season ends in Dubai.

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