Day: Captain Price has players' 'unanimous' support


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Jason Day, the veteran leader on last year’s International Presidents Cup team, figures Nick Price was not only the right choice to captain again, but the only choice.

The decision to bring Price back for his third turn as the International side’s captain, which was announced on Tuesday, seems to be driven by his own players more so than the normal politics that go into these types of decisions.

“It was pretty unanimous amongst the players, even the Sunday dinner that we had everyone kind of got up and said we want him as captain again,” Day said on Wednesday at the RBC Heritage. “We all respect him as a player, but also as a captain.”

Day struggled to a 0-4-1 record last year in the International team’s one-point loss. Although it was the team’s eighth consecutive loss, that the event was decided by the last match on Sunday was enough to encourage the world No. 1 that Price is closing in on a winning formula and deserves a third chance.

“Even though we haven't won over the last two times with him, I think it might be a different story next year, but it's always great to have him as captain,” Day said.