PRES­I­DENTS CUP 2017

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Inside The Ropes -

Nick Price’s In­ter­na­tional team of 12 for the Pres­i­dents Cup Match in America at the end of Septem­ber could fea­ture as many as six Asian play­ers, the most ever. The team is se­lected from the World Rank­ing, and cur­rently in line for se­lec­tion are Ja­pan’s Hideki Mat­suyama, Yuta Ikeda and Hideto Tani­hara, Kore­ans Byeong Hun Ann, Si­woo Kim and K T Kim, and Thai­land’s Thongchai Jaidee.

South Africans Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen should re­tain their team places, plus Aus­tralians Ja­son Day, Adam Scott and Marc Leish­man, while Ar­gen­tine Emil­iano Grillo is a strong con­tender.

There is still a long way to go be­fore the team is cho­sen, and South Africans Bran­don Stone and Richard Sterne hope­fully will con­tinue to make big strides up the World Rank­ing to chal­lenge for places. Any In­ter­na­tional team mem­ber in the Top 50 of the rank­ing on Septem­ber 4 is al­most cer­tain to be in.

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