Ogilvy again named Presidents Cup assistant – PGA of Australia
Geoff Ogilvy has been named one of South Africa’s captain Trevor Immelman’s assistants for the international team at this year’s President’s Cup at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ogilvy, 44, returns for his third straight appearance as an assistant, alongside fellow three-timers KJ Choi and Mike Weir. Colombian Camilo Villegas rounds out Immelman’s roster, marking his first selection in the role.
The 2006 US Open champion brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained from his eight career PGA TOUR victories, three World Golf Championship titles and victories at the Australian PGA Championship in 2008 and the Australian Open in 2010.
He also takes on the role with memories of the Americans who lost the international team lead on the final singles day at Royal Melbourne in 2019, and he believes the team will be ready for this year’s event.
“Having had a glimpse of the future of our team in 2019, I am very happy to return as assistant captain in 2022,” Ogilvy said.
“The collection of international players has only had time to improve and that is evident when you look at guys like Cameron Smith, Hideki Matsuyama and Joaquin Niemann, who had huge success on TOUR last year. I can’t wait to see what they bring under Trevor’s leadership.”
Captain Immelman is confident that Ogilvy’s extensive President Cup experience, which also includes three caps as a player, will come in handy for an international team looking to earn just their second victory.
“Geoff’s love for his native Australia and for the Presidents Cup are some of the many things that make him a perfect selection as an assistant captain,” Immelman said. “His golfing IQ, his composure and his experience as a great champion make him a major asset for our young team.”
Ogilvy’s selection follows news that the President’s Cup will return to Australia, with Victoria securing the 2028 and 2040 competitions. The host course will be announced at a later date.
Victoria has hosted the President’s Cup on three occasions, with the Royal Melbourne Golf Club hosting the 1998, 2011 and most recent 2019 editions.