Steve Worthy, the CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation and producer of the tournament made it known in an announcement that British golfer, Ian Poulter whose intensity has been a mainstay of Ryder Cup golf, will be teaming up with Geoff Ogilvy, an Australian and a former U.S. Open champion.
Ogilvy has competed previously in three Presidents Cup teams.
Speaking, Worthy reeled off some of the achievements and successes of the duo.
“Ian is very well known for his team golf success and has compiled a 12-4-2 record over his Ryder Cup career. Geoff for his part has won two World Golf Championship–Match Play titles to go with his U.S. Open championship,” Worthy stated.
On the PGA TOUR,Poulter has won twice, both of which were World Golf Championship events. He also has posted 13 international victories on the Japanese, European, and Australian tours.
The British man has also competed no less than five times on the European Ryder Cup team. In the last year season, he served in the capacity of vice-captain of the team.
So far, he has made it to five World Cup teams, three Seve Trophy teams and one Eurasia Cup squad. His last presence in the Zurich Classic was in 2009. There, he finished in a tie for 13th. In 2006, he had his best finish in the event when he tied for seventh.
On the PGA TOUR, Ogilvy has eight wins so far and just two on the Australian Tour. He and Tiger Woods share the record as the only players to win two World Golf Championship match play titles.
In 2006, he became the second Australian to win the U.S. Open, making him the first ever since 1981. So far, he has qualified for three Presidents Cup teams.