Australian golfer Adam Scott hopes to keep a home-course benefit throughout the 2019 Presidents Cup after asking followers in his native nation not to cheer for Tiger Woods and different U.S. golf stars on the match.
The match takes place from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. Woods headlines the United States Team, together with Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and different well-liked golfers on the worldwide stage.
“Last time it was too friendly,” Scott advised the Herald Sun. “Quite bluntly, we want the home-crowd advantage, and I’ll be disappointed if they are cheering enthusiastically for Tiger or anyone on the U.S. Team.”
Woods shall be making his first Australian look since 2011. The U.S. Team has overwhelmed the International Team seven consecutive instances coming into the 2019 version of the match. The groups performed to a tie in 2003. The International Team final gained in 1998 when the match was performed in Australia for the primary time.
“I’m not saying be a poor sport, but one challenge our team has always had is gaining a home-soil advantage because it’s rare that stars like Tiger and D.J. [Johnson] come to Australia or Korea where we play these things and the locals are excited to see them as much as anyone on our team,” Scott stated.
“But while we appreciate them very much, we don’t have to cheer for them.”
The Presidents Cup was performed in South Africa in 2003, in Canada in 2007 and returned to Australia in 2011. The 2015 Presidents Cup was performed in South Korea. The U.S. Team beat the International Team 19-11 within the 2017 Presidents Cup in New Jersey.
Scott is ready to take part in the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship within the weeks across the Presidents Cup. The Australian Open is from Thursday via Sunday, whereas the Australian PGA Championship is from Dec. 19 via Dec. 22.
Woods sits at No. 7 within the Official World Golf Ranking, whereas Scott is ranked 15th.