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Day, McIlroy to go 1-on-1 in PH for charity

Jason Day is coming to the Philippines! Charles Arbogast/AP (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

TAGUIG—Two of the top three golfers today will be in town for a head-to-head clash.

Fil-Australian World No. 1 Jason Day and World No. 3 Rory McIlroy will take on each other in a charity match called "Jason vs. Rory: Battle for a Cause" on Nov. 29 at the new Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club in Lubao.

The match was announced through a press conference at the Shangri-la at the Fort Hotel on Tuesday.

"Our agency, the Creative Artist Agency Sports has direct access to both players' management, so we partnered with them to commit the players to come to the Philippines," said Valerie Floro, the event director of CAAS, the organizer of the golf event.

The one-on-one stroke play game is the highlight of a three-day golf showcase where the proceeds will be given to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation.

"On Nov. 28, we have a gala dinner and charity auction where we hope to raise funds for the Alagang Kapatid Foundation. On the third day (Nov. 30), we will have the course ready for amateur players to play the same course as how Jason and Rory did," Floro detailed the other activities lined up for the special event.

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