Adam Scott selects Marc Leishman as his partner for #WorldCupofGolf

Tue 11 Oct 2016

Adam Scott selects Marc Leishman as his partner for #WorldCupofGolf


October 11: Tournament officials announced today that world No. 6 Adam Scott has selected Marc Leishman, winner of six events worldwide, to be his partner for the upcoming World Cup of Golf to form one of the 28 two-man teams who will represent their countries at Kingston Heath Golf Club, from November 23-27.

Leishman, who was paired with Scott when he won his green jacket at The Masters in 2013, will be making his first World Cup of Golf appearance. Winner of the 2012 Travelers Championship on the PGA TOUR, Leishman has five other international victories, including his most recent at the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa on the European Tour last December. Leishman entered the final round with a one-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson and shot 67 to win by six, becoming the second Australian (Robert Allenby in 2009) to win the title.

Leishman was voted Rookie of the Year in 2009 on the PGA TOUR after three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish to Tiger Woods at the BMW Championship.

Scott and Leishman were teammates on the International Team in The Presidents Cup in 2013 and in 2015. The two were paired together in 2015 during the Saturday foursomes where they defeated Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes 1-up. Leishman also defeated Jordan Spieth that year in singles play.

“I’m extremely

excited about playing in the World Cup of Golf with Adam. I can’t wait to represent my country back home in Australia,” Leishman said. “Also, my best to Jason for a quick recovery.”

“It’s (Kingston Heath) probably in the top three, to be honest. Along with Augusta National Golf Club and St. Andrews. Kingston Heath is not long, it’s a very fun golf course and you can shoot really low there. You’ll have a lot of wedges in your hand – you have to be really precise,” Leishman added in an interview earlier this year.

A native Victorian hailing from Warrnambool, Leishman enjoyed a very successful amateur career, winning many junior tournaments in Victoria and playing on the pennant team for Commonwealth Golf Club along with Jarrod Lyle.

Leishman’s selection to team with Adam Scott came after Jason Day announced last week that he was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

The 2016 World Cup of Golf 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.

The World Cup of Golf field now includes:

  • Two major championship winners from 2016 in Jimmy Walker (US PGA Championship) and Danny Willett (The Masters)

  • 27 Olympians

  • 18 past participants of either The Ryder Cup or The Presidents Cup

  • 6 players from the 2016 Ryder Cup in Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Danny Willet, Lee Westwood, Cabrera Bella and Thomas Pieters

  • 3 players in the top 10 and 17 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking

  • 3 past World Cup of Golf champions – Adam Scott, Francesco Molinari and Bradley Dredge

World Cup of Golf 2016 Field

Player Country Partner

Adam Scott AUS Marc Leishman

Rickie Fowler USA Jimmy Walker

Danny Willett ENG Lee Westwood

Hideki Matsuyama JPN Ryo Ishikawa

Russell Knox SCO Duncan Stewart

Rafa Cabrera Bello ESP Jon Rahm

Shane Lowry IRL Graeme McDowell

Byeong Hun An KOR K.T. Kim

Thongchai Jaidee THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Soren Kjeldsen DEN Thorbjorn Olesen

Danny Lee NZL Ryan Fox

Alex Noren SWE David Lingmerth

Francesco Molinari ITA Matteo Manassero

Bernd Wiesberger AUT Martin Wiegele

Thomas Pieters BEL Nicolas Colsaerts

Joost Luiten NED Darius van Driel

Jaco Van Zyl RSA George Coetzee

Jamie Donaldson WAL Bradley Dredge

Jhonattan Vegas VEN Julio Vegas

Victor Dubuisson FRA Romain Langasque

Alex Cejka GER Stephan Jaeger

Ricardo Gouveia POR Jose-Filipe Lima

David Hearn CAN Graham DeLaet

Ashun Wu CHN Haotong Li

Miguel Tabuena PHI Angelo Que

Cheng Tsung Pan TPE Chan Shih-chang

SSP Chawrasia IND S Chikarangappa

Danny Chia MAS Nicholas Fung

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The International Federation of PGA Tours was formed in 1996 by golf’s five world governing bodies – the European Tour, Japan Golf Tour Organization, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour (South Africa PGA Tour) with the purpose of providing a forum for the world’s professional golf organizations to discuss issues of mutual importance and, together, develop and promote the game of golf on a global basis. As part of its mission, the Federation initiated the World Golf Championships in 1999. The Asian Tour joined the International Federation of PGA Tours in November 1999.

In step with global growth of professional golf, the International Federation of PGA Tours announced an expansion and restructuring of its membership in 2009, adding the International Golf Association and additional professional golf tours, including – for the first time – women’s golf tours: China Golf Association; Korea Professional Golfers’ Association; Professional Golf Tour of India; LPGA Tour; Ladies European Tour; Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour; Japan LPGA; Korean LPGA; and Ladies Asian Golf Tour.

About the International Golf Association

The International Golf Association (IGA) is a not-for-profit corporation, chartered in the State of New York in 1956. IGA is governed by its six-member Board of Directors. Jonathan Linen is the IGA Board Chairman. Through its association with the International Federation of PGA Tours, IGA continues its international goodwill through golf mission and looks forward to the 2016 return of the World Cup of Golf to Melbourne and a new Sandbelt region course in historic Kingston Heath Golf Club.

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