INCHEON, South Korea – Jason Day, the top-ranked player on the International side at this week’s Presidents Cup, glanced down at Adam Scott’s bag on Tuesday and “counted the cups.”
“We've got the little [Presidents] Cups on our golf bags this year to show how many we've played,” said Day, who is making his third start in the biennial event. “Adam Scott's got seven cups on his bag. So I think we are trying to lean on not only our captains, assistant captains, but also Adam.”
Day, however, will likely be looked upon this week to provide a measure of leadership as well despite his relative inexperience at the event.
With five rookies on this year’s International team, captain Nick Price said it will be crucial for the 27-year-old PGA champion to step up, whether that is on the golf course with crucial points or in the team room, and given the year the Australian has put together he doesn’t expect that to be a problem.
“I think everyone looks up to the way he plays, he’s definitely got a lot of respect among the players,” Price said. “He’s going to inspire everyone on the team.”