PRESIDENTS CUP Ernie Els names Geoff Ogilvy as assistant, unveils new International team logo

Ernie Els was in Melbourne yesterday to do a bit of publicity ahead of next year’s Presidents Cup, announcing his first assistant and unveiling a new team logo.

Geoff Ogilvy and Ernie Els at the Presidents Cup press conference yesterday (Image courtesy of PGA Tour).

The Presidents Cup will return to Australia in December 9-15, 2019 when the International Team front up to Team USA at Royal Melbourne.

Ernie Els will captain the Internationals and he was in Melbourne yesterday to announce Geoff Ogilvy as an assistant captain and unveil a new International team logo.

Ogilvy was the first of three assistant captain’s to be announced and it will be the second time Ogilvy will assist having also been selected as an assistant captain at the 2017 Presidents Cup.

“I was a member of the 2011 International Team the last time the Presidents Cup was played here in Melbourne, and although we lost, it was an honor to play alongside Ernie Els.  It will be special to return in front of the best sports fans at one of the greatest courses in the world in Royal Melbourne,” said Ogilvy.

“Playing in the Presidents Cup is a highlight of my career. It is a special week to share the team room and the unique atmosphere with the players of the International Team.”

The new logo for the Presidents Cup International Team (centre). A country flag can be added to represent a particular player (left and right).

Els was also on hand to reveal a new logo for the International team (above, center) which can also include a nation’s flag. We think it looks pretty good and should look great on some of the merchandise. Can see it looking great on a black cap, for example.

“It’s a special group of guys from all over the world that make up the Presidents Cup International Team,” Els said.

“Being from across the globe, we don’t all play for the same flag. This special group of people needed something to identify with. To lift the spirit of the team, we felt like we needed a logo for ourselves.”

Els said he looked to friends from the military for inspiration for the logo which as pictured can stand on its own or include individual flags from home countries.

And here is the official, dramatic Twitter unveiling:

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