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World Cup of Golf to be held at Kingston Heath in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The World Cup of Golf is going to Kingston Heath in November.

Officials announced late last year that the two-man team event would be going to Melbourne, and the assumption was that it would return to Royal Melbourne. Instead, it will go to a course that is among the best in the fabled Sandbelt.

Kingston Heath has hosted the Australian Open seven times and the Australian Masters twice. Its list of winners includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan.

The World Cup of Golf will be Nov. 24-27 and feature two days of foursomes and two days of four-ball.

The tournament dates to 1953, when it was called the Canada Cup. The previous four times the World Cup was in Melbourne it was played at Royal Melbourne.