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Charlotte (AFP) – An Internationals squad severely weakened by defections to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series will be a massive underdog to a powerhouse United States lineup in next week’s Presidents Cup.
Internationals captain Trevor Immelman watched as his projected roster was decimated by defections from the PGA to LIV Golf, barring them from the biennial team matches.
Australia’s Cameron Smith, the world number three and British Open champion, Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, South African Louis Oosthuizen, Aussies Marc Leishman and Matt Jones and India’s Anirban Lahiri were suddenly off the table for the global squad.
“Our team has had a lot of adversity thrown at us over the last year or so, but adversity makes you…