Michael Thorbjornsen to headline Team USA for World Amateur Tag Team Championship


The USGA announced Tuesday that Michael Thorbjornsen, Gordon Sargent and Austin Greaser will represent the United States at the World Amateur Tag Team Championship, which will be played Aug. 24-27 at Le Golf National in Paris, France.

All three players rank in the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings; 2022 NCAA Individual Champion Sargent is No. 4, 2022 Western Amateur Champion Greaser is No. 5 and 2018 American Junior Amateur winner Thorbjornsen — who finished fourth in the PGA Tour Travelers Championship earlier this summer — is ranked #6.

The replacements, in order, are Stewart Hagestad, 31, and Travis Vick, 22.

Sargent received an automatic selection due to his position in the WAGR. Greaser and Thorbjornsen were chosen by the USGA International Team Selection Committee.

New American amateur winner Sam Bennett was asked to join the team but “ultimately declined due to his busy schedule”, according to the USGA.

Ahead of his win last week, the rising Texas A&M senior said he didn’t play golf on purpose this summer.

“There’s no need to travel around the world and waste time and play amateur tournaments,” Bennett said.

The World Amateur Team Championships are organized by the International Golf Federation (IGF), which also sanctions Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games golf competitions.

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