Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Els names Choi, Immelman, Weir as captain’s assistants for
the 2019 Presidents Cup
 
MELBOURNE,  Australia – Presidents Cup International Team Captain Ernie Els has announced South Korea’s K.J. Choi, South Africa’s Trevor Immelman and Canada’s Mike Weir as his final three captain’s assistants for the 2019 Presidents Cup, which will return to Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia for a third time Dec. 9-15, 2019.
Els previously named Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy as captain’s assistant in late November.
 
Choi will return as an assistant for the second time after serving as vice captain to Nick Price when the Presidents Cup made its debut in South Korea in 2015. A three-time Presidents Cup competitor (2003, 2007, 2011), Choi owns a 6-8 overall record and posted a 3-2 mark in 2011 at Royal Melbourne, where he partnered with fellow captain’s assistant Ogilvy to win two Four-ball matches.
 
“I’m personally very happy and honoured,” Choi said. “You need amazing teamwork to win the Presidents Cup. It’s our role as captain’s assistants to bring together players of different nationalities and have them blend well together. It’s our role to have them open up to us and help relieve some of the pressure they might feel.”

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