Melbourne To Host 2013 Golf World Cup In November, Its First Since 1988
Tournament promoters said that Australia's Royal Melbourne Golf Club "will host this year's edition of the World Cup of Golf," which has been played in China since '07, according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Mission Hills Group, which has hosted the tournament five times in China, said that the 57th edition "would be held in Melbourne in November to ensure it maintained its global status." Mission Hills Group Vice Chair Tenniel Chu said, "Mission Hills recognizes the need to maintain the tournament's prestigious global status, and as such we feel that both the tournament and the international golfing community will benefit from the 2013 edition being staged outside China." Melbourne has staged the tournament on three occasions, the last being in '88 (REUTERS, 5/11).