Trevor Immelman has been named as the captain of the International Team for the 2021 Presidents Cup.
South African Immelman is set to become the youngest ever captain when he leads the International Team into battle against their American counterparts at next year’s Presidents Cup.
Immelman will be 41 when he captains the Internationals at Quail Hollow Golf Club in the biennial contest from September 23-26.
The 2008 Masters winner was one of Ernie Els’ assistants at the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, and will step up to replace his fellow South African in the captaincy role.
Immelman Humbled Over 2021 Presidents Cup Captaincy
“When I learned I was in the running and the final decision was made, I was very humbled,” said Immelman.
“I have a massive respect for the game of golf and the history of the game and what the PGA Tour has done for golfers all over the world.
“I thoroughly enjoyed playing in the Presidents Cup. I thrived and enjoyed a team environment and being part of a team. To get a taste of that again in Australia with these guys was awesome. I want to try and carry that on.”
United States Winning Streak Up To Eight
The Internationals lost in Melbourne as they saw a 10-8 lead heading into the final day singles turn into a 16-14 deficit as Tiger Woods’ United States side proved their class.
That defeat means the International Team have still won just one of the 13 President Cups, losing nine times including the last eight in a row.
The task awaiting Immelman, who twice featured in the Presidents Cup as a player in 2005 and 2007, is underlined by the fact the United States have never lost on home soil in America.