The international team that will compete in the inaugural Canada Cup Match on June 30 at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax is starting to come together.
Six-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar has been named to a team that will tee it up against a Canadian team that will include Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Mike Weir. The rest of the international side will be named in the next couple of weeks.
A WebDotCom Tour player will also be added to each side closer to the event.
Kuchar is no stranger to match play with two Ryder Cups and a couple of Presidents Cups on his resume.
“I know that Canadians have tremendous pride and passion for their athletes and I look forward to playing against my fellow PGA Tour colleagues in that type of energetic environment,” said Kuchar.
“I am sure that the battle for the Canada Cup and international bragging rights will be a memorable and exciting experience for players and spectators alike,” he added.
The Canada Cup is part of GOLFest Nova Scotia, a week-long celebration of golf in Canada that will also feature a WebDotCom Tour, the Nova Scotia Open, from June 29 to July 6.
“Growing up playing team sports and living in a hockey crazed country, I now miss the team aspect of sports as a golfer,” said DeLaet.
“Playing in the Presidents Cup last year as part of a team was an adrenaline rush,” he added.
Also included in GOLFest Nova Scotia will be the Junior Canada Cup, in association with the Canadian Junior Golf Association, that will feature 12 junior golfers in an East vs. West competition.