Internationals captain Ernie Els had hoped the Zurich Classic would double as a team bonding event ahead of the Presidents Cup but ‘the Big Easy’ may have felt a little queasy after most of his prospective players flopped at the tournament.

The week started with 11 of the top 15 players in the Internationals’ Presidents Cup standings teeing off in New Orleans at TPC Louisiana but only four made the cut.Those who played the weekend finished well behind the winning pair of Spaniard Jon Rahm and American Ryan Palmer, who claimed a three-stroke victory with a 26-under total of 262.

The Internationals are expected to lean heavily on local knowledge when they battle the United States at the December 12-15 tournament at Royal Melbourne, so the high-profile pairing of Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott had been keen to fire.Instead, the major winners and former world No 1s missed the cut by a stroke at seven-under after an even-par 72 in the second round’s foursomes.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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