GEOFF Ogilvy will head to the Big Apple to make his debut as a Presidents Cup vice-captain in 2017 with the 2006 US Open champion added to captain Nick Price’s Internationals team stable for the September 26-October 1 event in New York next year.

The biennial teams event – which pits a US team (Presidents) against an Internationals team will be played at Liberty National Golf Club, in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ogilvy, 39, played in three consecutive Presidents Cups from 2007-2011 and notched a formidable record of 7-6-1.

Though the Victorian didn’t feature in the 2013 or 2015 events, Ogilvy says he’s “very excited” to vice-captain the team alongside Ernie Els and Tony Johnstone in a bid to end the US domination of the Presidents Cup.

“The Presidents Cup is an amazing tournament,” said Ogilvy. “I didn’t make the last two Presidents Cups when Nick was captain, but I talked to him a lot during the whole time and I was pretty impressed with how he managed it. And Korea seemed to be a really, really good Presidents Cup.

“I was very excited when (Nick) called me.  It’s been my favourite three weeks of golf ever by a long stretch, the three Presidents Cups I’ve played. It’s not even close for second.  It’s an incredible time and this one, especially, might be the coolest venue for one of these top team events ever.”

Captain Price said he was looking forward to having Ogilvy’s rapport with the younger members of the team and also the experience the Aussie accumulated while racking up eight US PGA Tour titles

“Geoff loves the Presidents Cup, and that passion for the event will make him an invaluable asset to the team,” said Price. “He also has a great relationship with many of the potential International Team members, especially the younger players. His insight and perspective will be a welcomed addition to the process, and I couldn’t be happier that he’s accepted the job.”

One of the world’s most picturesque golf courses, Liberty National is located along the Hudson River, with striking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. Liberty National will be just the fourth golf course in the United States to host the prestigious team match-play competition, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia, (1994, 1996, 2000, 2005), TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, (2009) and Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio (2013).