Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Tiger Woods set for captain's role at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods set for captain's role at Presidents Cup

That leaves three other picks to be made to join automatic qualifiers Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau. That bodes well for Fowler because there are few players more universally liked.

Jordan Spieth, 26: This pick would be a gamble for Woods.

Reed has a record of four wins, three losses and two halved matches from his two Presidents Cup appearances and he was one of the standouts when the United States thumped the worldwide team at Liberty National in 2017.

Woods chose himself over Rickie Fowler even though Fowler had more Official World Golf Ranking Points than him. The 30-yr-outdated Finau is a indigenous of Salt Lake Metropolis, who now lives in Lehi with his wife and four young children. "Two guys who have won Presidents Cup and Zach, who will be a future captain".

"I actually like moderately a lot of correct chums who are Australian and play out here and because of that I witness ahead to it and getting these crowds riled up, that's roughly what I decide to create". "He's made. nine Cups and he's played in Australia twice in the Presidents Cup, so this will be his third appearance as a player".

"Three great minds to help me when I'm playing".

Woods is also the first captain to pick himself for the Presidents Cup - Irwin qualified automatically for the event, which pits the United States against a rest of the world team minus Europe, as one of the top eight-ranked U.S. players at the time. However, Woods is a 15-time major champion, while Fowler has zero majors next to his name.

"This is a person that is as fiery as they come and he's bleeding red, white and blue and he will do anything to get points for you, and that's what we want", Woods said.

"He's rehabbing, trying to get better, trying to get ready to play, " Woods said of Koepka. "Let him focus on that". It wouldn't be really a team event without having him there, especially with how he's been playing.

Reed was told in a phone call the night before due to the time difference between America and Turkey, where he's playing at the Turkish Airlines Open, but he admits he'd known he was in the team for around a week.

The International Team includes: Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman, Abraham Ancer, Haotong Li, Cameron Smith, C.T. Pan, Jason Day, Sungjae Im, Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann.

"It means so much to me to be a part of this team and I'm going to do everything I can to help the U.S. bring home the Presidents Cup", Reed said.

The Americans have won the Presidents Cup seven consecutive times entering the 2019 version of the tournament.

Woods will be playing in his ninth Presidents Cup, and his first since 2013. Woods has a 24-15-1 record at the Presidents Cup.

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