Scott and Day, who have been dubbed the "˜super team', will form part of an elite field of 60 players from around the world. The event boasts a US $8 million total purse and returns to 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. In addition the ISPS HANDA World Cup will provide Official World Golf Ranking points.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, commented: "I am sure that the World Cup of Golf will be a great showcase for golf in this state. It is exciting that once again Royal Melbourne will be broadcast to a global audience through this top international competition.
"The 2013 World Cup of Golf is estimated to create between $25 million to $30 million in economic benefit to Victoria and will attract up to 9,000 interstate and international visitors. I would invite fans from around the country and overseas to visit Melbourne to experience the World Cup and everything Melbourne has to offer", Ms Asher said.
World No. 2 and current 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!"
"I'm looking forward to getting back down to play at Royal Melbourne," said Jason Day. "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 honor to represent Australia. Hopefully Scotty and I can get a victory."
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