The World Cup returns in 2018 and to Melbourne
The PGA Tour has announced that this prestigious competition will return to Melbourne (Australia) in 2018. The 59th edition will be held from November 21 to 25, with 28 countries represented by two players each. The PGA Tour is on behalf of the International Federation of Professional Circuits. That has announced that the Golf World Cup will return to Melbourne (Australia) in 2018. Specifically, the 59th edition of the tournament will be held on the The Metropolitan Golf Club from November 21 to 25. A total number of 28 countries represented by two players each will compete. The World Cup has been played on 58 occasions in 25 different countries since it was played the first time in 1953. It is the only golf tournament.
Here players compete defending their country beyond the Olympic Games. Spain has won it four times (1976, 1977, 1982 and 1984). The format does not change. The best player in each country, according to the world ranking, will have to choose their partner. This is to compete under the same flag in Melbourne. As it happened in 2016, the first and third day of competition will be played four balls (best ball).
While the second and fourth day will be foursome, (alternate hit). Last year they represented Spain Rafa Cabrera and Jon Rahm. The World Cup is one of the few opportunities that players have to represent their country in an official competition, which is an added attraction for the best players in the world. Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen won last year, while Adam Scott and Jason Day won in 2013.
It will be the sixth time in history that the World Cup takes place in Australia. Only the United States has been host (11) on more occasions. If the World Cup were held today, the first qualified Spaniard would be Jon Rahm, who occupies the fourth position in the world ranking. The Barrika golfer would have to choose his game partner. We hope next tournament will be very enjoyable.