- The payrolls of teams to be played by the Presidents Cup
Most of the teams were already formed. Finally, the captains of the United States teams and the ‘international team’ chose the four members they had yet to determine and surprised with some of the nominations.
In the United States, in addition to players participating in the team classification, the elections of the captain’s Tiger Woods were Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, and he, a decision that did not surprise too much then of what is shown in the Zozo Championship, but that itself gives a more considerable significance to the event that will be played in Australia.
With this determination, Woods becomes the second player-captain of the entire history of World golf, a situation, without a doubt, quite striking and a facet in which it will be exciting to see how the historic American who after his victory in Asia reached 82 titles performs.
As for the’ international team,’ captain Ernie Els was in charge of making the First Call of a Chilean to the prestigious contest. After his victory in the Military at The Greenbrier, first contest of the season, Joaquín Niemann will be one of the Latin American representatives along with the Mexican Abraham Ancer, who secured his place after his second place in one of the tournaments of the FedEx Cup postseason.
The other Els elections were that of Australian Jason Day, Canadian Adam Hadwin, and South Korean SungJae I’m, Rookie of the Year last season of the PGA Tour.
- Golf Altorreal, a club that perfects every detail
The manager of golf Altorreal, Joaquín Medina, has his eyes shining when he talks about the golf course and its people. He knows the facilities like the back of his hand and praises the work done by the club staff, whom he does not hesitate to qualify as “the best in the world.”
The most laborious work has already been done. After the effort made to get the field out of the bad situation it was in, he recognizes that his future projects go through improving the area and perfecting it in small details that, together, show a club with much to offer. On the other hand, among its next challenges is to change the Greens, and it is currently being studied how to do so in a way that does not harm the day-to-day field, without substantially altering the rhythm of partners and customers.; but the truth is that the current ones are already 25 years old, and it is a vital work in which all the possibilities to do it must be evaluated in detail without being noticed.
Fortunately, for Golf Altorreal, the past rains caused by the cold drop that affected many golf courses in the region damaged the bunkers and greens. Still, thanks to the removal of drag and Riera carried out in 2014 the class was able to be operational within five days of the episode.
About the social mass of the club, which is in very high average age, Medina clarifies that little by little this data is also improving, renewing and lowering the average age of the members, highlighting the significant increase of the women, who are already 33% of the total members.