Branden Grace and Richard Sterne will be aiming to improve South Africa's impressive record in the World Cup of Golf when the tournament tees off at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia on 20 November.
South Africa is second on the all-time list, behind only the USA, with five titles to its name, while Spain and Australia have lifted the World Cup title four times.
Gary Player and Harold Henning won the event for South Africa for the first time in Madrid, Spain in 1965. Then, in 1974, Bobby Cole and Dale Hayes won the title in Caracas, Venezuela.
After democracy came to the country in 1994, Ernie Els and Wayne Westner delivered a victory on home soil at the Erinvale Golf Club in Cape Town in 1996, winning by a massive 18 shots over runners-up the USA - a record margin of victory for the World Cup.
Els teamed up with Retief Goosen to deliver another victory in Goetmba, Japan in 2001, and two years later Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini won at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, the USA.
South Africa's three highest ranked players, Charl Schwartzel (19), Ernie Els (23), and Louis Oosthuizen (29) are unavailable for the tournament, leaving Grace, ranked 38th in the world and Sterne, ranked 39th, to fly the flag for the Rainbow Nation.
Grace made his mark in 2012 when he won four times on the European Tour, joining Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Miguel Angel Jiminez, Martin Kaymer, Bernhard Langer, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Ian Woosnam as the only golfers to achieve the feat.
His best result of 2013 has thus far been a runner-up finish to Phil Mickelson at the Scottish Open, a week before the American star went on to win The Open Championship.
Sterne's year has included victory in the Joburg Open and runner-up finishes in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Alstom Open de France.
It will be the first time Grace takes part in the World Cup, while Sterne played in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 events.
The USA will be defending the title they won in 2011 at the Mission Hills Resort on Hainan Island with Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland, but the team to beat could well be Australia.
World number two and Masters' champion Adam Scott, who has been in scintillating form throughout 2013, will team up with world number 16 Jason Day, who finished runner-up in the US Open, to represent the hosts.
The World Cup of Golf will be more valuable to individual players than it was previously as, for the first time, Official World Golf Ranking points will be awarded.