SPORTS DAY: Tiger lurks as Ernie names wild cards

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SPORTS DAY: Tiger lurks as Ernie names wild cards

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Els names rookies Im, Niemann

The Internationals will field six debutants at December’s Presidents Cup, with Ernie Els naming rookies Im Sung-jae and Joaquin Niemann among his captain’s picks to take on Tiger Woods’s US at Royal Melbourne. Els rounded out his four captain’s picks on Thursday with seasoned Australian former world No 1 Jason Day and Canada’s Adam Hadwin. With the Internationals boasting only two players in the world top 20, Els’s young outfit face a huge task to win the trophy for the first time since 1998 against a powerful US team captained by Woods. Louis Oosthuizen is the only SA player in the mix...

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