Presidents Cup commander Ernie Els has picked Byeong-Hun A to supplant a harmed Jason Day on the International Team, the Presidents Cup declared Friday.
Day, who has a 5-11-4 Presidents Cup record, pulled back from the Dec. 9-15 occasion at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club because of back damage. The occasion would have been the Australian’s fifth Presidents Cup appearance.
In an announcement discharged Friday, Day said he would like to come back to Australia to play soon, yet meanwhile, wishes all Presidents Cup contenders karma. Day additionally pulled back from the Australian Open, Dec. 5-8.
“I’m very baffled I won’t return home to play in either the Australian Open in Sydney or the Presidents Cup the next week in Melbourne,” Day said. “I was very anticipating the two occasions. I had been preparing all week in Palm Springs when I was harmed.
“Frustratingly, I’ve experienced back issues previously and my medicinal group chose it best to close down all training and play. In this way, I needed to advise Golf Australia just as give Ernie however much time as could reasonably be expected to best set up our International Team for Royal Melbourne.”
“We wish Jason well and expectation his back recuperates rapidly. We were anxious to have Jason as a major aspect of the group at Royal Melbourne and his experience will be remembered fondly,” Els said in an announcement.”
“Fortunately there were various solid and qualified players accessible to browse when I made my chief’s determinations. To have somebody as enduring and skilled as Ben A places us in an extraordinary situation to succeed. Ben played incredibly well this fall and consistently and he will fit in pleasantly in this group.”
The 28-year-old A contended in 22 PGA Tour occasions last season and had three top 10 completions with his best originating from a third-place finish at Wyndham Championship. An additionally earned $1,990,033 in 2019.
With the expansion of A, who will contend in his first Presidents Cup, the International Team will highlight two Korean players. A joins Sungjae Im, the 2019 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
The International Team move pursues Brooks Koepka’s withdrawal from the U.S. Group because of a slacking left knee damage. Group skipper Tiger Woods chose Rickie Fowler as a substitution on Nov. 20.