A new Australian golf event in just its second year will have two of the game’s biggest names playing with ambitions for better to come.
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Scott, who played in the inaugural event at the landmark course in country Victoria last year, said the 36-hole, limited-field tournament marked a move forward in thinking in Australian golf and he wanted to “sink my teeth” into building it.
While the $100,000 prize purse is pocket change for the likes of Scott and Smith, who is vying for a $28m cheque at the LIV event in Chicago this weekend, the movement away from standard 72-hole events, with staggered tees and men playing with women, was the sort of progression the game needed, the 2013 Masters champ said.
“We certainly shouldn’t be afraid of taking a few chances on things and seeing how it works…