FILE PHOTO: Golf – Masters – Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 14, 2019 – Jason Day of Australia on the 2nd gap throughout remaining spherical play. Information/Brian Snyder
(Information) – Australian Jason Day has been pressured out of the Presidents Cup with a again damage and can be changed by South Korean An Byeong-hun, Worldwide staff captain Ernie Els mentioned on Friday.
Day, set to play his fifth Presidents Cup, was a captain’s decide for the Dec. 9-15 biennial occasion at Royal Melbourne Golf Membership the place the Worldwide aspect, representing the remainder of the world minus Europe, face a United States staff led by Tiger Woods.
“We want Jason effectively and hope his again recovers shortly,” Els mentioned in a press release. “We had been wanting to have Jason as a part of the staff at Royal Melbourne and his expertise can be missed.
“The excellent news is that there have been quite a lot of robust and certified gamers obtainable to select from after I made my captain’s picks.
“To have somebody as regular and proficient as Ben An places us in an awesome place to succeed.”
An had three high 10 finishes on the PGA Tour final season, together with a third-place on the Wyndham Championship in August.
The South Korean has loved a scorching begin to the brand new season with third place on the Sanderson Farms Championship and ties for sixth on the CJ Cup and eighth on the Zozo championships.
“It was an enormous shock to obtain a name from Ernie who informed me that I used to be within the staff,” mentioned An, the son of two Olympic table-tennis medalists.
“It has been a aim of mine all season to be on the Worldwide Staff and I’m honored to play in my first Presidents Cup.”
Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Enhancing by Ken Ferris