Jazz moved to Presidential Cup slot

Posted by on July 05, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

A presidential cup bid marked Jazz Janewattananond's debut in the event and made him the second Thai player to compete in the Presidential Cup after Thongchai Jaidee. Image: Getty.

With seven weeks left until the top 8 players of each team officially qualify for the 2019 Presidential Cup, Thailand & # 39; s Jazz Janewattananond has been placed in position No. 8 in the international team stand after a successful June marked by its victory over the Kolon Korea Open.

His fourth career Asian Tour victory along with top five finishes in three Japan Tour events also vaulted the 23-year-old to a career-high 52nd in the world rankings.

The Presidential Cup returns to Melbourne, Australia and The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the third time, December 9-15, 2019, when the international team led by Captain Ernie Els takes on the United States team led by Captain Tiger Woods . .

The golf world was introduced to Janewattananond in May during the American PGA Championship, where he stood up for the brutal test of Bethpage Black to end the shared 14th in just his second major champion performance. A Presidential Cup bid marked Janewattananond's debut in the event and made him the second Thai player to compete in the Presidential Cup after Thongchai Jaidee.

"I certainly have a chance," said Janewattananond, whose triumph in Korea was his second win in 2019. "I would like to be on the team and I have to work hard. It is not easy because the events I play have smaller points on the world ranking, but I will try to get the job done. I play better golf and I am lucky I have worked on everything and there have been improvements and it comes on top of the top 10 or a win. "

The top 8 for the American team remained stable, with Brooks Koepka at number 1 in the rankings. Captain Woods, who will make his next start in two weeks in The Open Championship, is number 12 in the rankings.

There should be at least three Australians in the international team – Marc Leishman, Jason Day and Adam Scott – with Cameron Smith currently just outside the top eight and desperate to find his way.

The international team is selected from the points of the world ranking that were collected from August 27, 2018 until the deadline of August 18 this year. Els receives another four supplier selections outside the top eight, which automatically qualify.

Tiger Woods, together with Phil Mickelson, remains outside the top eight in the American team rankings, although as a captain he has already indicated that he wants to play in Royal Melbourne.

CURRENT POSITION (TOP 12)

INTERNATIONAL

1 Marc Leishman (Aust)

2 Louis Ooosthuizen (Sth Af)

3 Adam Scott (Aust)

4 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)

5 Haotong Li (China)

6 CT Pan (Chinese Taipei)

7 Jason Day (Aust)

8 Jazz Janewattananond (Thai)

9 Cameron Smith (Aust)

10 Abraham Ancer (Mexico)

11 Justin Harding (Sth Af)

12 Shugo Imahara (Japan)

USA

1 Brooks Koepka

2 Dustin Johnson

3 Xander Schauffele

4 Justin Thomas

5 Matt Kuchar

6 Patrick Cantlay

7 Gary Woodland

8 Bryson DeChambeau

9 Rickie Fowler

10 Tony Finau

11 Webb Simpson

12 Tiger Woods

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