With a great new format at one of the world’s best golf courses, the 2016 World Cup of Golf will be worth getting along to.
Tickets can now be purchased for the World Cup of Golf that returns to Australia in November (23-27) at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne.
After a successful World Cup of Golf that was held at Royal Melbourne in 2013 (won by Jason Day and Adam Scott), the event returns to Australia as a two-man teams format featuring teams from 28 different countries.
The 2016 tournament will return to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event format. The first and third days of competition will be the foursomes (alternate shot) format and the second and final days are fourball (best ball) play with an $8 million (US) purse with the first-place team splitting $2.56 million.
The tournament was launched at Kingston Heath this week with Five-time Open Championship winner and twice World Cup of Golf winner, Peter Thomson, presented with the first ticket to the event at Kingston Heath.
“It was such an honour to play for my country in the World Cup of Golf, known in those days as the Canada Cup, at least four times. Kel Nagle and I won it twice, in Montreal and in Melbourne,” Thomson said. “With the worlds best players from 28 countries competing, there is nothing quite like it. I urge everyone to come out and join me in watching the action, and supporting their own country in November.”
Executive director Matt Kamienski was excited about the prospect of The World Cup of Golf being held in Australia once again and is confident of a world-class field.
“We expect to have a world-class field with many top players already commenting publicly about their desire to play. The ability to play in a rare team format, the reputation of Kingston Heath as a course and Melbourne as an incredible host city, as well as the stature of the World Cup as a historic/international event, are all factors in drawing some of the biggest names in the game,” said Executive Director Matt Kamienski.
“Fans in Victoria have the opportunity to get their tickets and reserve their spot as 28 teams from around the globe come to Melbourne and Kingston Heath to play in this historic event. Expect to see some big names committing to the World Cup of Golf over the next 4-6 weeks.”
So who is going to play?
No word yet on which players will make up the field but with Jason Day and Adam Scott omitting for the Australian Open the week before in Sydney, they would both be a fair chance to represent Australia. Jordan Spieth will also be in the country and there are strong rumours that Bubba Watson is keen to play.
We’re speculating but the foursomes/four-ball team format is a fun change to the usual individual strokeplay and we’d expect plenty of world’s best golfers would be keen to play. We’ll hopefully know more details in the coming months.
Ticket options range from practice round tickets ($30), single-day competitive round tickets starting at $60 and two-day weekend tickets ($95).
Additional options include a full-week pass, upgraded tickets in the MacKenzie Club and other options. Ticket buyers are reminded that children under 16 are admitted to the event free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. To purchase tickets or find more information on ticket options, fans can log on to www.WorldCupofGolf.com.