Scott selects new World Cup partner after Day’s shock withdrawal

Gold Coaster Adam Scott will pair with Marc Leishman for the upcoming World Cup of Golf after Jason Day was forced to pull out due to injury.

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.

“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.”


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.

RELATED: Jason Day makes shock withdrawal from Australian Open & World Cup.

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 tournament will take place at Kingston Heath Golf Club, from November 23-27.