After months of speculation, the picks are finally in for the 2019 Presidents Cup International team.
Captain Ernie Els has selected Adam Hadwin as the lone Canadian who will participate in the Presidents Cup which will take place Dec 12 to 15 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia against Team USA.
Hadwin is having a solid 2019 highlighted by a second place finish at the Safeway Open in September and a T4 finish at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children Open in October.
Day is the highest ranked player selected by Els. He is currently No. 29 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Day is also the most seasoned of the International Team selections with 12 career wins on the PGA Tour highlighted by the 2015 PGA Championship.
South Korean Sungjae Im was named the 2019 PGA Rookie of the Year and he also won the Web.com (now Korn Ferry Tour) Player of the Year in 2018.
The 21 year-old Chilean Niemann was a bit of a surprise pick by Els.
Although Niemann did pick up his first career win on the PGA in September at The Greenbrier, many thought that a second Canadian may have been selected in Corey Conners.
Els said one of the most difficult calls to make was to Corey Conners but said the Canadian took the news well and wished Els and his team well.
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Conners has been on an impressive run of form of late which includes four Top 20 finishes in his last four starts highlighted by a T6 at the ZoZo Championship in Japan two weeks ago.
However, Niemann is ranked one slot head in the OWGR at No.54 with Conners one spot behind at No. 55.
Tiger Woods will announce the selections for Team USA tomorrow.