Melbourne – Worldwide
crew captain Ernie Els has named South Korea’s KJ Choi, fellow South
African Trevor Immelman and Canada’s Mike Weir as his ultimate three
assistants for this yr’s Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
Els had already picked Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy as considered one of his 4
helpers for the event towards the Tiger Woods-led Individuals on the
Royal Melbourne Golf Membership – Australia’s oldest – from December 12-15.
Choi was an assistant to skipper Nick Value in 2015, as was Weir, whereas Immelman might be making his debut within the function.
“As essentially the most profitable Asian golfer on the PGA Tour, KJ actually
instructions a whole lot of respect amongst our gamers and I consider he’ll hearth
up our guys at Royal Melbourne,” Els mentioned.
“I’ve identified Trevor for a really very long time and belief him absolutely to know
that he might be an integral component in our crew,” he added.
“I’ve performed on the identical Worldwide crew with Mike on 4
events and he is one of the crucial passionate guys I do know when it comes
to the Presidents Cup.”
All three carry in depth expertise to the matchplay crew occasion. Weir performed 5 Presidents Cups, Choi three and Immelman two.
They’ve their work lower out. The US crew received the final event in
Jersey Metropolis in 2017 by 19-11, their seventh straight triumph.
The one win by the Internationals within the biennial occasion’s 25-year
historical past was in Melbourne in 1998, after they had been captained by Peter
Final month, Woods named the skilled Fred , Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson as three of his assistants.
The 14-time main champion has beforehand mentioned he was eager to be a
enjoying captain by making certain he’s among the many eight top-ranked Individuals
who will achieve automated alternatives.