International team appoints four alternate captains for Presidents Cup
INTERNATIONAL team captain Trevor Immelman named his four assistants for the 2022 Presidents Cup on Tuesday.
Joining him at the September 22-25 event at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina will be Canadian Mike Weir, South Korean KJ Choi, Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Colombian Camilo Villegas.
Weir, Choi and Ogilvy will serve as captain’s assistants for the third time, while Villegas will make his debut.
“Bringing Camilo on as a fourth assistant captain feels like the absolutely perfect way to complete my caps,” South African Immelman said in a statement. “For the international team, it is imperative to develop a well-balanced team. When I look at the representation between countries, languages and cultures, my ultimate goal is to mix them as cohesively as possible, and Camilo will help us do that. Another positive is that he is still competing on the Tour, so he is closely in tune with all the players and trends in the professional game.
Immelman’s counterpart Davis Love III named Fred Couples and Zach Johnson vice-captains for Team USA earlier this month. Love has the ability to add up to two more assistants.
Team USA, with Tiger Woods as captain, won the 2019 event at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, coming from behind on the final day to defeat the international team led by Ernie Els.
The Presidents Cup was scheduled to be played in 2021 but was delayed for a year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. — Reuters