Australians struggle at home in Presidents Cup

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 19, 2011
The Australian contingent at this year's Presidents Cup isn't showing any signs of having a home course advantage. There are five Australians on the International team this year, including Greg Norman's captain's picks Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby. That local knowledge was supposed to help the home side, as Baddeley, Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy are all from Melbourne. But while that concept worked in 1998, when the Internationals with four Australians won the trophy for the first and only time, the formula has not been so successful this time around. This year at Royal Melbourne, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Allenby, Ogilvy and Baddeley have a mediocre combined total of five wins, 11 losses and three halved matches.
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