MASTERS champion Adam Scott and his World Cup-winning teammate Jason Day have been paired together in a dream grouping for the first two rounds of this week's Australian Open.
Scott and Day will play alongside American Kevin Streelman, the trio teeing off in the morning for Thursday's opening round at Royal Sydney and together again on Friday afternoon.
Scott, chasing Aussie golf's Triple Crown after already winning the Australian Masters and PGA titles this summer, and Day, fresh from taking individual honours - as well as the team prize with Scott - at the World Cup at Royal Melbourne on Sunday are the Open favourites alongside Irishman Rory McIlroy.
McIlroy is paired with Geoff Ogilvy and Matthew Jones.
Day, who has risen from 18th to No.11 in the world this week, said he was looking forward to playing with Scott and predicted their driving duel would be a feature.
The three-times major runner-up was hoping to give the long-hitting Scott a run for his money off the tee box.
"I've heard over the past few weeks that he's been knocking it out there a long way - and straight. So it's a pretty lethal combination," Day said.
"Any time he plays his ball striking is unbelievable. He stands up there and there's probably no one else in the world who gives himself more opportunities on the greens than him.
"My length, it's not short so we'll see who hits it longer out there."
Day said he was entering the Open full of confidence after breaking his three-year title drought at Royal Melbourne with a two-stroke win over Dane Thomas Bjorn, with Scott finishing third three shots back.
"To go out there and play the way I did in tough conditions at Royal Melbourne with a lot of good players that were trying to catch me was an amazing feeling," Day said.
"The way I handled myself I felt like I really matured playing that last round.
"It felt great."
The 26-year-old said it one of his dreams to win the Australian Open.
"It's one of the tournaments that I've always wanted to win. It's huge to an Australian," he said.
"So many great names have been through and won the trophy and to one day hopefully put my name on the trophy would be an amazing honour."
Want video tips delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to iseekgolf.com newsletters.