World number two Cameron Smith had hoped to be the cornerstone of the President's Cup Internationals campaign,

but his decision to join the LIV Golf Series instead paved the way for a surprise debut for Australian Cameron Davis.

World number two Cameron Smith had hoped to be the cornerstone of the President's Cup Internationals campaign,

Sydney man Davis, world No. 67 and one-time winner of the U.S. PGA Tour, was named among captain Trevor Immelman's six picks for the 22-25 tournament

With the PGA Tour banning players who signed up for the Saudi-backed LIV circuit, it will be a much-restricted Internationals squad looking to end a long losing

In addition to British Open champion Smith, Immelman had plenty of LIV players to look at, including Chile's World No.19 Joaquin Niemann

South African Major winner Louis Oosthuizen, and Mexico's Abraham Ancer. Despite these omissions

Davis was surprised by his call-up, with higher-ranked players such as Australia's Lucas Herbert and New Zealand's Ryan Fox absent.