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International Team names 4 captain’s assistants for Presidents Cup

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Nov 12, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Mike Weir reacts after making his putt during the second round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship golf tournament at Phoenix Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
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International team captain Trevor Immelman on Tuesday named his four assistants for the 2022 Presidents Cup.

Canada’s Mike Weir, South Korea’s K.J. Choi, Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy and Colombia’s Camilo Villegas will join him at the Sept. 22-25 event at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Weir, Choi and Ogilvy will serve as captain’s assistants for the third time, while Villegas will be making his debut.

“Bringing in Camilo as my fourth assistant captain feels like the absolute perfect way to round out my selections,” South Africa’s Immelman said in a release. “For the International team, developing a well-rounded team is imperative. When I look at the representation among countries, languages and cultures, my ultimate goal is to blend them as cohesively as possible, and Camilo will help us do just that. Another positive is that he is still competing on 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 as vice captains for the United States team earlier this month. Love has the option to add up to two more assistants.

Team USA, with Tiger Woods as captain, won the 2019 event at 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 to be played in 2021 but was delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

–Field Level Media