Melbourne – International group chief Ernie Els on Sunday picked Australian Geoff Ogilvy to be one of his collaborators for one year from now’s Presidents Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
The South African is in the city to “scout” the course design a year out from the competition and said he was resolved to discharge America’s stranglehold on the occasion, with Ogilvy’s nearby learning a key resource.
“Geoff is the ideal determination for our group,” Els said on the sidelines of the World Cup at Melbourne’s Metropolitan Golf Club.
“His adoration for the Presidents Cup is just coordinated by his affection for Australia and the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.”
Ogilvy was an individual from the losing International group at Royal Melbourne – Australia’s most established golf club – in 2011, alongside Els.
“Playing in the Presidents Cup is a feature of my profession,” said the Australian, who was additionally a right hand at the 2017 occasion to skipper Nick Price.
“It will be uncommon to return before the best games fans at one of the best courses on the planet.”
The US group won the last Presidents Cup in Jersey City in 2017 by 19-11, their seventh straight triumph.
The main win by the Internationals in the biennial occasion’s 25-year history was in Melbourne in 1998, when they were captained by Peter Thomson.
Els, who still holds the course record 60 at Royal Melbourne, said it was imperative for the Australian group to get behind the Internationals from the principal shot of one year from now’s occasion, from December 12-15.
“We need to make it uneasy for the US,” he said.
“It is essential to indicate sportsmanship. At the point when the US group gaps a putt we need gracious commendation. Be that as it may, we need the Australian group to lift the top off it for the International group.”
Tiger Woods captains the US group.