Two-time PGA Tour winner Gary Woodland has been added to the World team that will play at the Canada Cup Match at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax on Monday, June 30.
The Canada Cup is part of GOLFest Nova Scotia which will also feature a WebDotCom Tour event, the Nova Scotia Open. Woodland joins Matt Kuchar, who was named to the team last week.
In 2011, Kuchar and Woodland represented the United States at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, where they won by two strokes over England and Germany.
“Match play competitions always bring out the best in players’ ability and personality. The pressure and energy of match play creates a great environment for players and fans alike,” said Woodland.
“Playing with Matt and representing the United States at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup was a great experience,” he added.
“I look forward to representing the World with Matt and our remaining teammates as we take on Team Canada at the Canada Cup in a week that includes both Canada Day and Independence Day,” said Woodland.
Team Canada will consist of Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Mike Weir. A WebDotCom Tour player will also be added to each team, while the World team has yet to name its third PGA Tour player
“Matt and Gary are both great players with very different styles of play which will be entertaining for spectators to watch. Match play is a great format that we don’t get to play a lot of on the PGA Tour,” said Weir.
“I can’t wait to play in front of the Canadian fans in a match play setting again. I look forward to welcoming Matt and Gary to Halifax and sharing this experience with Graham and David,” said Weir.
The Canada Cup will start off with a morning pro-am, followed by nine-hole singles matches and nine-hole team alternate shot matches in the afternoon.