Putting his hand up for a 10th Presidents Cup, Australian veteran Adam Scott says he's feeling optimistic about the chances of the Internationals in 2021.
A devastated Scott again left the biennial tournament empty-handed after his team fell short by two points at Royal Melbourne on Sunday.
The teams drew in 2003, when Scott made his debut, but there's been little to cheer about since.
The International team's top-ranked player Scott battled hard in the final day of singles against US world No.9 Xander Schauffele before going down two and one.
The 39-year-old looked tired after playing fourball followed by fourball on Saturday with just 40 minutes between his rounds, which resulted in a tie and a loss.
Scott was shattered by the defeat after his team took the lead into the final day's play but felt there were positives to take out of the young team, which featured seven debutants.
"It's hard to digest - at the moment it's incredibly disappointing," said the former world No.1, now at 18.
"There were a lot of positives.
"I agree 100 per cent with what Ernie (Els) he's done the last couple years with his team and what we did this week has been fantastic."
Scott said that despite another loss he'd seen a lot of growth in the team under new captain Els, and he would play in the next tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, if he could.
Scott's 10th appearance would rank him second to American Phil Mickelson, who has played 12 times.
"Generally the positivity and being optimistic are what's happening and I like where this team is going, and I'll be working really hard now to be on the team in two more years, if I can keep my game at a good enough level," Scott said.
"I like what's happening in the future and I can't wait for another crack at it."