Adam Scott chips out of a bunker during a practice round at Kingston Heath ahead of the opening day of the World Cup of Golf.
Adam Scott chips out of a bunker during a practice round at Kingston Heath ahead of the opening day of the World Cup of Golf. JULIAN SMITH

Scott gets shot at redemption

GOLF: World No.7 Adam Scott believes he and teammate Marc Leishman have a point to prove in the World Cup of Golf after failing to secure a win when teamed at Presidents Cups.

Scott and world No.54 Leishman, in for Jason Day after the world No.1 pulled out with back trouble, are entrusted with Australia's title defence in the 28-nation, two-man teams event which gets under way at Kingston Heath in Melbourn today.

Scott and Leishman, who will play US duo Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker today, were paired for the International team in the Presidents Cup in 2013 and 2015 but failed to fire.

"Marc and I having played together and lost both those occasions, I think we have a little something to prove this week,” said Scott (pictured), who finished in a tie for 14th at the Australian Open at Royal Sydney last week.

"We partnered each other in those matches and I think we can draw on those negatives and turn it into a positive this week.”

The format is 72-hole stroke play with days one and three contested as fourball (best ball) and days two and four as foursomes (alternate shot).


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