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Nine has announced it will be the official Australian broadcast partner for the 59th Melbourne World Cup of Golf to be held in Melbourne at The Metropolitan
Golf Club on 22-25 November 2018.
The PGA TOUR and Nine will partner together when the world’s best golfers return to Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt, to battle it out with each other and for national pride, in a bid to be named World Cup champions.
Tom Malone, Nine’s Director of Sport said, “Nine and Wide World of Sports are delighted to be partnering with the PGA TOUR to broadcast this terrific event. With the world’s best players competing for their country and against each other in a thrilling format, the World Cup of Golf will be the focus of the sporting world in late November.”
The agreement provides Nine with live broadcast rights and replays, with five hours of competition broadcast each day as well as a one-hour highlights program for use on broadcast, social media and 9Now. The TOUR will also provide other video clips and features as part of an overall partnership with Nine.
“The Melbourne World Cup of Golf is one of the most unique and historic events in golf with a truly global field. As a team event where teammates represent their countries, there is compelling competition between nations and team patriotism,” said Robyn Cooper, Executive Director of the World Cup of Golf. “We are thrilled that Nine will be our domestic partner to help capture the exciting competition on the course while bringing the stories of our global and diverse competitors to life.”
Very few professional golfers get to embrace the opportunity to compete for their country while joining a collection of golf’s biggest names who have made their mark on the World Cup of Golf. Australia’s own Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle were winners in 1954. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer won four titles. Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, and Seve Ballesteros have all been winners, as have Adam Scott and Jason Day who won at Royal Melbourne in 2013.
To purchase tickets or find more information on ticket options, fans can log on to www.WorldCupofGolf.com
About the Melbourne World Cup of Golf
The tournament attracts the best players from around the globe to compete on the world’s most prestigious courses. In its illustrious 64-year history,
the event has been played 58 times in 25 countries and boasts an unparalleled list of winners that includes 17 World Golf Hall of Fame members. This
will be the 59th staging of this event, which has seen players from 16 different countries lift the prestigious trophy.
The 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf is a 72-hole, two-man team format, and affords the opportunity for the top players in the game to represent their countries on an international stage. The first and third days of competition are four-ball (best ball) format and the second and final days are foursomes (alternate shot) play. The 2018 event marks the sixth time in the tournament’s history that it has been played in Australia and the third consecutive in the Melbourne Sandbelt region.
Widely regarded as one of the finest championship courses in Australia, The Metropolitan Golf Club consistently enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned and most beautiful courses in the country. “Metro” has a rich tournament history including seven Men’s Australian Opens, five Australian PGA Championships, one Women’s Australian Open, one Australian Masters and the 2001 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. The 2018 event is set to be contested November 22-25, 2018.
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