“It’s a nice little golf course and I am proud of it”, Nicklaus said, as Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, west of Seoul, readies to host the biennial match play competition starting Thursday.
“A lot of guys didn’t realise how amusing he is but he has a really good sense of humour and he’s just so keen to get out there and play”, said Price, saying the world number 39 had already established himself as a firm team-room favourite.
The par-72, 7,380-yard layout has been hailed by the players this week for being in tip-top shape. “Any one of these guys can go play anywhere around the world and receive money and they can easily dump this event if they wanted to”.
Nicklaus, who has won a record 18 professional majors, predicted that putting will be more crucial than driving this week, adding that he takes particular pride in how the greens have turned out.
While the popularity of golf continues to grow on the continent, its players are also making an impression and global captain Nick Price has players from a record four Asian countries on his team – Bae Sang-moon (Korea), Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) and Anirban Lahiri (India). It all depends on where the points are.
September 27, 2014; Auchterarder, Perthshire, SCT; US golfers from left to right Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth do an interview after finishing his morning match during day two of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Resort – PGA Centenary Course.
Day made it clear that, despite is dominant year, he was part of a team and his side would be looking for leadership among the playing group more to Adam Scott because of his experience. “I guess the US team over the years at the Ryder Cup it was, ‘Oh, they’re hiding players.’ That’s maybe sour grapes”.
The post Zimbabwe Golf legend Nick Price eyes more competitive Presidents Cup appeared first on The Zimbabwe Mail. I think one day, he might be asked to be a captain. I think Jay may have been joking earlier when I heard the quote that “whatever Jordan wants, he gets”. He played the HSBC Champions the previous fall (tie for 12th) and with his slow start in America, never was a factor in the FedEx Cup.
The global team has had wonderful players – world-class players – on its roster pretty much from the beginning of the event back in 1994.
The Presidents Cup, held at the par-72 Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon City, South Korea, begins on Thursday, but will be broadcast on Wednesday night at 10PM Eastern on Golf Channel. One more quirk is that cameraphones in South Korea must have a shutter sound by law.
Nothing would be better than the world No. 1 and 2 players facing off on Sunday with the Presidents Cup on the line. “Certainly most of us on the global Team feel that that hasn’t been the case the last five or six Presidents Cups”.
“But it’s going to be tough because the competition on the other side with the Americans is going to be very hard…I’ve just got to go out there and try to keep grinding away and see how it goes”.
“You want guys out here who are wanting to play”.
With the likes of Ernie Els and Angel Cabrera unable to make the team, the Internationals enter with a ton of new blood. Unfortunately for the Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cup outdrinks them too.
The American duo are in great form going into the President Cups.
The Zimbabwean legend Price, 58, who held the World’s No.
“There were a few things that I’m not sure what they were and I didn’t touch them”, he said. “But even when you’re not winning, sometimes you’re learning things about your game that will help you win down the road”.