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Els picks Day, Hadwin, Im, Niemann for Presidents Cup

International team captain completes team for Dec. 12-15 matches against U.S., whose captain Tiger Woods will pick late Thursday

Selected: By International team captain Ernie Els, his four at-large choices for next month’s Presidents Cup. Late Wednesday, Els picked Jason Day of Australia, Adam Hadwin of Canada, Sungjae Im of South Korea and Joaquin Niemann of Chile to complete the 12-man team that will face the U.S. on Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. U.S. captain Tiger Woods was scheduled to make his four at-large picks at 7 p.m. EST Thursday. The Americans lead the biennial series, 10-1-1.

Underwent: Surgery on his right knee, John Daly, who posted an update on social media after the operation Tuesday in Little Rock, Ark. Daly, 53, a two-time major champion, made five starts on the PGA Tour in 2019, using a cart in each one after winning the concession via the Americans with Disabilities Act. He played in 18 events on the Champions Tour, which allows competitors to ride, and posted three top-10 results and placed 54th in the season standings. Daly did not offer a timetable for his return to competition.

Released: By the Champions Tour, its 2020 schedule, which will feature 27 tournaments with a total purse of nearly $59 million. The 50-and-older tour will visit four foreign countries and 18 U.S. states, beginning with the Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Jan. 16-18 in Hawaii and ending with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Nov. 5-8 in Phoenix.

Declared: Her intention to turn professional, Lucy Li, according to a report by Ron Kroichick on Wednesday in the San Francisco Chronicle. Li, 17, of Redwood City, Calif., burst onto the national scene as an 11-year-old in 2014 when she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. Li had been ranked as high as No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, but she was unlisted in the recent update. She plans to play next year on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s developmental tour.

Announced: By the R&A, the sites for its amateur schedule in 2021. The British Amateur will be played at Nairn, Scotland; the Women’s British Amateur will visit Hunstanton in Norfolk, England; the British Boys will be held at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal and Prince’s in England; and the British Girls will be staged at Fulford in Yorkshire. The tournament dates will be announced later.


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