MIGUEL Tabuena flies the Philippines’ colors anew after seeing action in the Rio Olympics, teaming up with Angelo Que as they vie for honors in the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.
The 22-year-old Tabuena and 37-year-old Que, who have both won the Philippine Open, battles 27 teams starting on Thursday at Kingston Heath Golf Club.
Tabuena has had a fine year, playing in the US Open for his first major tournament appearance and also seeing action in a World Golf Championship event, looks to finish the season with a flourish.
The opening and third rounds are foursomes, while the second and final rounds are four-ball.
Kingston Heath is a 7111-yard par 72 course.
The Filipinos battle an elite field that includes Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker of the US, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman of the host country Australia, Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry of Ireland, and England’s Danny Willett and Lee Westwood.
Among the top Asian teams are Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.