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International team has a good vibe - Scott

9th December 2019, 11:59 by James Mason

Adam Scott is looking forward to seeing some "fresh blood" in action for the International Team at the 2019 Presidents Cup.

Ernie Els' 12-man outfit arrive at Royal Melbourne Golf Club this week looking to win the Presidents Cup for just the second time and there is no better place to achieve this, with Team Internationals only victory coming at this venue in 1998.

There looks to be a good blend of experience and youth for the challengers for the 2019 edition, with the likes of Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman and Hideki Matsuyama joined by rookies Abraham Ancer and Haotong Li.

In fact, the International side have seven rookies in their ranks and Australian Scott, who will pass captain Els and Fijian legend Vijay Singh as he makes a record ninth Presidents Cup appearance, is in confident mood.

"I like the way this team's shaped up," he was quoted as saying by the New Daily. "I think Ernie's done an incredible job of guiding us into this position this week. Certainly with seven new guys on our team, I think that's a real positive for us, a bit of fresh blood.

"At the moment, I really don't want to put too much in their heads. They're young players, they're here, they've qualified, they're pretty good. I want to get the most out of them and I don't want to influence them in any way unless they've really got a query.

"We're just getting a feel for things at the moment, but hopefully I can be useful when needed."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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