Canadian golfing great Mike Weir named Presidents Cup assistant captain

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Canada's Mike Weir was one of four captain's assistants named on Tuesday to the International team for the Presidents Cup.

Weir, South Korea's K.J. Choi, Australia's Geoff Ogilvy and Colombia's Camilo Villegas will join captain Trevor Immelman as the team's leadership group.

“When I think of highlights in my career that really stand out to me, the Presidents Cup always makes the top of the list,” Weir said. “The camaraderie that continues to grow within this team is irreplaceable.

"We can all sense the momentum that is building, and it’s been exciting to see Trevor’s incredible dedication and focus on his role."

The Internationals will face the United States at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., from Sept. 20-25.

Weir will make his third appearance as captain's assistant after serving for Nick Price at the 2017 Presidents Cup and in 2019 for Ernie Els.

The Canadian has competed in five Presidents Cups (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009) and was teammates with Immelman in 2005 and 2007.

An eight-time PGA Tour winner, Weir is 13-9-2 all-time at the Presidents Cup and one of five International Team members with 10 or more match wins in competition.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2022.

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