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ISPS Handa returns as World Cup of Golf title sponsor

Japanese non-profit organisation ISPS Handa has renewed its title sponsorship of the World Cup of Golf ahead of this year’s event in Melbourne, Australia.

The ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf will take place from November 21-25 at the Metropolitan Golf Club and will feature a prize fund of $7m (€6.1m).

The event will feature 56 players competing in two-man teams. ISPS Handa also title-sponsored the last two editions of the tournament in 2016 and 2013.

The new deal was announced by ISPS Handa and the International Federation of PGA Tours. ISPS Handa also becomes a charity partner of the Presidents Cup and the official promoter of disabled golf at the Tournament of Champions PGA Tour event.

Dr. Haruhisa Handa, chairman of ISPS Handa, said: “At ISPS, we strongly believe in the ‘power of sport’ and its ability to break down barriers, create hope and inspire people around the world. We consider the ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf to be an ideal platform and partnership where we are able to activate the vision we share with all those involved.”

Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen (pictured) are the defending World Cup of Golf champions having won the 2016 edition in Melbourne.