Woods appoints captains' assistants

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Tiger Woods and Fred Couples

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US team boss Tiger Woods announced Fred Couples, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker as three of his assistant captains for the 2019 Presidents Cup, returning for the third time from December 9 to December 15, 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia Woods has the possibility to give a last assistant a name prior to the game

Video of Woods about every captain's assistant can be seen on the Facebook page's Facebook and of Twitter on the Presidents Cup .

Koppels led the American team three times in a row as captain (2009, 2011, 2013) and will act as captains assistant for the third time after being tagged by captains Jay Haas and Stricker in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Woods and Couples were President's Cup teammates in 1998 and 2005 and teamed up in Woods' first ever contest in which the two Ernie Els and Vijay Singh, 5 and 4, were beaten in Royal Melbourne.

Woods participated in every team that was the Couples captain, including the 2011 event in Royal Melbourne, where Woods was the captain. The two were both captains' assistants for Stricker in 2017 in Liberty National.

"I enjoyed being captains assistant for the last two presidential heads, and to support Tiger in his first captain will be a very special experience," said Couples. "And to return to one of my favorite venues, Royal Melbourne, is a real treat, fans in Australia really know their golf and create an incredible atmosphere for the players, so I'm excited to return and join this team. help win. "

Couples is a four-time President Cup member (1994, 1996, 1998, 2005) with a general record of 9-5-2. He helped the United States team to victory as a player in the first two editions of the Presidents Cup in 1994 and 1996, where Couples gathered for a record of 6-1-0 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

& Freddie and I go far back in the presidents' cup, & # 39; said Woods. "And we're actually getting around in Royal Melbourne, he and I worked together in one of our races in & # 39; 98, I was the captain of a captain in & # 39; 11 and now we can return as two leaders of this team, we are going to have fun, but we are there to win. "

Johnson will join the US team for the first time as assistant to a captain with four own Presidents Cup appearances (2007, 2009, 2013, 2015); he was a Woods teammate in the events of 2007, 2009 and 2013. Johnson holds a general Presidents Cup record of 10-6-1 and delivered his most impressive achievement in 2015 with a 3-0-1 record, including two victorious Four-ball matches with partner Phil Mickelson and a victory of Singles on the international team. Jason Day.

"To be appointed for the first time as an assistant to a captain in the President Cup is a great honor," Johnson said. "Having raced in the President Cup with Tiger in the past, I have always admired the pride that he takes on these team events, and I'm glad he chose to trust me with this important role and I see looking forward to doing my part to help the team succeed. "

Johnson is a 12-time PGA TOUR winner with his last win at the Open Championship 2015 in St. Andrews.

"Zach brings a lot of passion and energy to the team," says Woods. "He is so well respected by his peers and we have been closely involved with Tour during our career, I appreciate his advice and he can help me make important decisions during the week."

Fresh from the winning 2017 US Presidents Cup Team at Liberty National, Stricker Woods will join Australia for his second stint as assistant captains assistant (2015) after choosing Woods as assistant in 2017. A five-time Premier Cup competitor (1996, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), Stricker has a 14-10 record and ended with a 2-2 record the last time the Presidents Cup was played at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in 2011 .

"I can not say enough about the ability to serve as an assistant to Tiger's first captain," said Stricker. "Tiger was such a valuable member of our team in 2017 and I am humbled to see me as an asset to the 2019 team and I look forward to helping him in any way he needs his captain, just as he helped me in 2017. "

Stricker and Woods were four times members of the same President Cup team (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013) and gathered four points as partners. All four points were earned in the 2009 Presidential Cup in the TPC Harding Park, where Stricker and Woods became the very first partnership to win four points in a single presidential cup

"Stricks was an incredible leader in 2017 and I have taken a lot of the way he served as a captain I hope to follow in Melbourne," said Woods. "We have always shared a high level of trust and mutual respect, which will be important to help us guide this team."

Stricker, 51, owns 12 PGA TOUR titles and was three times winner at the PGA TOUR Champions in 2018.

For more information about the Presidential Cup, go to presidentscup.com

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