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Golfers begin World Cup bid

Bermuda’s Daniel Augustus and Nick Jones begin their bid to qualify for golf’s World Cup in Venezuela –today.

The pair are due to tee-off at 9.10am local time in the South American qualifier alongside Costa Rica’s Roy Vargas and Juan Marín.

There are 14 countries taking part at the qualifier at Caracas Country Club, with the top three due to win spots at the $7.5 million Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China later this year.

Augustus and Jones will have their work cut out for them however, among their opponents are: Paraguay’s Carlos Franco, a four-time PGA Tour champion; Brazil’s Adilson da Silva, a nine-time winner on the Sunshine Tour; Canada’s Adam Hadwin, winner of three Canadian Tour titles; Mexico’s José de Jesús Rodríguez, current leader of the Canadian Tour’s Order of Merit; and Argentina’s Rafael Gómez, the Tour de las Americas’ most successful golfer with eight career titles.

The pair begin with a fourball format this morning and will also play alternate shot foursomes in the second and final rounds.

n Tickets for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf have gone on sale at Port Royal Golf Club this week.

Season tickets (one ticket per day) for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are available for $50. Daily tickets for individual day attendance are $20 on Monday for the Champions Clinic and Pro-Am and $20 each day for the Tuesday and Wednesday competition days.

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Published September 22, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 22, 2011 at 9:07 am)

Golfers begin World Cup bid

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