Peter Thomson at Kingston Heath Golf Club
Peter Thomson at Kingston Heath Golf Club

Tournament officials today announced that tickets can be purchased for the World Cup of Golf when the event returns to Australia for the tournament’s 58th edition at Kingston Heath Golf Club on 23-27, November 2016, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

“We expect to have a world-class field with many top players already commenting publically about their desire to play. The ability to play in a rare team format, the reputation of Kingston Heath as a course and Melbourne as an incredible host city, as well as the stature of the World Cup as a historic/international event, are all factors in drawing some of the biggest names in the game,” said Executive Director Matt Kamienski. “Fans in Victoria have the opportunity to get their tickets and reserve their spot as 28 teams from around the globe come to Melbourne and Kingston Heath to play in this historic event. Expect to see some big names committing to the World Cup of Golf over the next 4-6 weeks.”

Ticket options range from practice round tickets ($30), single-day competitive round tickets starting at $60 and two-day weekend tickets ($95).  Additional options include a full-week pass, upgraded tickets in the MacKenzie Club and other options. Ticket buyers are reminded that children under 16 are admitted to the event free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. To purchase tickets or find more information on ticket options, fans can log on to www.WorldCupofGolf.com.

Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren encouraged golf fans from all over Victoria and Australia to take advantage of the rare opportunity to see some of the sport’s very best.

“The biggest names in golf love playing in Victoria. Kingston Heath is a world-renowned course and we can’t wait to showcase it to golf fans right around the globe. This isn’t just a great sporting spectacle, it’s a big boost to local traders and small businesses – and a huge win for the economy,” Minister Eren said.

Australian golfing legend and twice World Cup of Golf winner, Peter Thomson, was today presented with the first ticket to the event at Kingston Heath.

“It was such an honour to play for my country in the World Cup of Golf, known in those days as the Canada Cup, at least four times. Kel Nagle and I won it twice, in Montreal and in Melbourne,” Thomson said. “With the world’s best players from 28 countries competing, there is nothing quite like it. I urge everyone to come out and join me in watching the action, and supporting their own country in November.”

The World Cup of Golf will return to team play (two-man teams) from 28 different countries as one of the most historic global events in the game having been played 57 times in 25 countries and will carry an $8 million (US) purse with the first-place team splitting $2.56 million. The event boasts an impressive and prestigious list of winners that includes the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Arnold Palmer, Bernhard Langer, Sam Snead, Peter Thomson, Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Jason Day, among many others. As defending champion of the event, Day, automatically qualifies for this year’s edition of the World Cup of Golf.

Eligibility – The top 28 players from the available countries from the Official World Golf Ranking officially qualify as of Monday, August 1, 2016.

Top player Commitment – The top available player, must commit to the event by the week commencing August 15, 2016. These 28 players will select a player of their choosing from the same country, provided such player is ranked among the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings as of either August 1, 2016 or August 22, 2016.

Partner commitment – The deadline for each exempt player to select his partner is August 26, 2016.

About the World Cup of Golf:  The 2016 World Cup of Golf will mark the fifth time in the tournament’s history that it will be played in Australia and the first at any course other than Royal Melbourne.

 

Ticket pricing summary:

 

Day Full Price Concession
Wednesday Pro-Am $30.00 $25.00
Thu, Fri or Sat (Single Day) $60.00 $50.00
Sunday (Single Day) $65.00 $55.00
Weekend Ticket $95.00 $85.00
Season Pass (Wed – Sun) $165.00 $145.00
MacKenzie Club Pass (Wed – Sun) $295.00 NA

 

Previous World Cup of Golf events in Australia:

Year         Winning Country/Players

1959        Australia (Peter Thomson/Kel Nagle)

1972        Chinese Taipei (Hsieh Min-Nan/Lu Liang-Huan)

1988        United States (Ben Crenshaw/Mark McCumber)

2013        Australia (Jason Day/Adam Scott)

 

The 2016 tournament 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 web-site includes a page that lists which players would be qualified if the deadline were today (pending commitments), http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/world-cup-of-golf/field.html.

 

The World Cup of Golf is the fifth worldwide event sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours, joining  the four World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play (Austin, Texas, USA); Cadillac Championship (Florida, USA); Bridgestone Invitational (Ohio, USA); and HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China).

 

 

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