MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australia's Adam Scott has chosen Mark Leishman as his playing partner at next month's World Cup of Golf at the Kingston Heath in Melbourne.
Scott was to combine with top-ranked Jason Day to defend the title but Day has been forced to withdraw because of a back injury.
Leishman, a winner of six tournaments, was paired with Scott when he won the green jacket at the Masters in 2013. He will be making his first World Cup of Golf appearance.
Scott and Leishman were teammates on the international team in The Presidents Cup in 2013 and 2015.
Leishman said ''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.''
The tournament, featuring 28 two-man teams, runs from Nov. 23 to 27.