Being out with an elbow injury, South African golfer Tim Clark has been named as the Presidents Cup International Team assistant captain. The captain of the international team, Greg Norman, announced this decision at a meeting of potential members of his team prior to the upcoming the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Though the player has been sidelined for most of the year, he was given this position because of his vast Presidents Cup experience. Tim Clark has taken part in three Presidents Cups since making his debut for the International Team in 2003. Clark participated in only four golf tournaments this year after discovering his elbow injury in Hawaii in January.
Greg Norman made this decision after consulting with another captain assistant, Frank Nobilo, who was assisted Norman in 2009 as well.
Tim Clark is still at No. 9 in the international golf standings and the top 10 players will automatically get a berth to the tournament. The South African says that he knows that will not be able to play but he will be helping the team in some other ways.
The 2011 Presidents Cup, a contest between America and the rest of the world held in odd-numbered years will be hosted at Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 17 to 20.