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Scott welcomes change of format for Melbourne

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Adam Scott has welcomed the return to a more team format at the World Cup of Golf, which begins in Melbourne this week.

The tournament has been changed to adopt a two-player team format over 72 holes featuring 28 countries, with Scott partnering Marc Leishman for Australia after current world No.1 Jason Day was forced to pull out due to a back injury.

Scott says the new structure of the tournament will make for a more entertaining spectacle and feels future Olympics should copy the format.

The first and third days of the event at Kingston Heath will see teams compete in foursomes, playing alternate shots, while the second and final days will take the fourballs format.

Scott won the last World Cup alongside Day for Australia in 2013, but he admits the changes for this year’s event should make for a better competition.

He said: “It (2013) didn’t have that team feel even though we were playing as a team, so this week will be a lot more fun for Marc and I going around together all four rounds.

“I think it could be a positive thing for the Olympics if they use this format but you’re always going to face scheduling issues with the Olympics being in the middle of the year.”

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