Jason Day & Adam Scott commit to World Cup

<div class="news_article"><p>World number one Jason Day will team up with Australia's only Masters champion Adam Scott to defend their World Cup of Golf crown in November, organisers said Tuesday.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/584906932" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:66.666667% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/584906932?et=aztwkKu9RGhfp-UBvaByMA&viewMoreLink=off&sig=wn6yDRyBK-_6peCECY313X2amzMeCl54EdhH_4pn-QQ=&caption=true" width="594" height="396" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;"></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>The pair won the team title when it was last played in 2013 and Day also took out the individual competition.</p><p>He has since recorded nine PGA Tour victories including two World Golf Championship wins and his first major championship victory at the 2015 US PGA Championship.</p><p>&quot;The victory at the 2013 World Cup of Golf was a kick-start to a phenomenal stretch of golf for me,&quot; Day said.</p><p>&quot;I really can't imagine a better scenario than to represent Australia in our home country, with one of my good mates at Kingston Heath, one of my all-time favourite courses.&quot;</p><p>World number six Bubba Watson will lead the US charge but the two-time Masters champion has yet to pick his partner.</p><p>&quot;I've been wanting to make the World Cup of Golf team for a while,&quot; Watson said.</p><p>&quot;I love the team format, it is different to other events that we play and I know it will be a great experience.&quot;</p><p>England's Danny Willett, who won his first major at the Masters this year, teams up with Lee Westwood, one of the men he beat by three strokes at Augusta.</p><p>&quot;I was at Royal Melbourne in 2013, and although I didn't play as well as I would've liked, it was a cracking course and I've heard Kingston Heath is just as good,&quot; Willett said.</p><p>He paid tribute to Westwood's career saying: &quot;He's played in nine Ryder Cups and has unbelievable experience of foursomes and fourballs, so I couldn't have picked a better partner.&quot;</p><p>In a return to the tournament's format before 2013, 28 two-man teams will represent their countries at the Melbourne club on November 23-27 for the 58th playing of the World Cup.</p><p>Hideki Matsuyama, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, who stands at 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will play for Japan. He has yet to decided on a partner.</p><p>The highest-ranked players have committed to the World Cup and have until August 26 to choose a playing partner.</p><p>Other contenders include Ireland's Shane Lowry, Korea's An Byeong-Hun and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee. Victor Dubuisson will lead France and Francesco Molinari is in for Italy.</p><p>The 2016 tournament reverts to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event. The first and third days will be foursomes (alternate shot) and the second and final days are fourball play.</p></div>