Melbourne’s Metropolitan Golf Club to host World Cup of Golf in 2018

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The PGA Tour have announced that the 2018 World Cup of Golf will be played at Metropolitan Golf Club on Melbourne’s sandbelt, November 21-25, 2018.

Metropolitan Golf Club’s 5th hole. Photo Credit: Gary Lisbon

After a successful tournament at Kingston Heath in 2016 that saw Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen lead Denmark to their first World Cup victory, the PGA Tour have decided to return the event to Australia in 2018 and hold the event at Metropolitan Golf Club (November 21-25, 2018).

Metropolitan Golf Club is gem in Melbourne’s sandbelt region and among many of its wonderful aspects it is particularly well-known for its immaculate fairways. Metropolitan GC last hosted a big professional golf tournament in 2014 when Nick Cullen won the Australian Masters by a stroke.

“The World Cup of Golf has been a celebrated and valued tradition in the game for decades, and the International Federation of PGA Tours is proud to see that tradition continue in 2018 with the best players from around the globe convening at The Metropolitan Golf Club,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said.

“Golf in the Sandbelt region speaks for itself, and we appreciate The Metropolitan Golf Club opening its doors for this historic team event.”

The format from will remained unchanged from the 2016 event where teams of two from each competing country will play four-ball on the first and third days with foursomes (alternate ball) played on the second and final days

A little more from the official press release:

The 2018 event will mark the third-consecutive playing of the World Cup of Golf in the Sandbelt region. Danes Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen captured the 2016 edition at Kingston Heath Golf Club, while Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day were victorious at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in 2013. Following the 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf, the Sandbelt region will once again grab the spotlight as the 2019 Presidents Cup is staged at Royal Melbourne for a third time.

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