Tiger Woods chooses Utah's Tony Finau for Presidents Cup crew

Niemann gets Presidents Cup spot as Els names captain's picks

Niemann gets Presidents Cup spot as Els names captain's picks

Woods will be the first playing captain in the Presidents Cup since American Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition in 1994.

The Presidents Cup, a match play event modelled on the Ryder Cup that pits a non-European International team against the Americans, will be held December 12-15 at Royal Melbourne.

"It was very hard for me, but I needed guys in solid form", said Els, speaking from Beijing.

Woods said calling Fowler to tell him he didn't make the team was the "toughest call" he had to make.

United States captain Tiger Woods selected himself as a member of the star-studded golf team that will take on an International Team at December's Presidents Cup in Australia. He is No. 6 in the world ranking.

Rickie Fowler, age 30: Fowler got married in early October and has not teed it up at any of the first eight tournaments of the 2019-20 PGA Tour season. He finished T47 at The Players Championship and missed the cut at the PGA Championship, too. Fowler has not played since November's Tour Championship.

"He's rehabbing, trying to get better, trying to get ready to play, " Woods said of Koepka. He also left open the option of adding an assistant captain now that he'll be playing.

The 15-time major champion will be assisted in Australia by his old playing partner Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Fred Couples. "Now we're on the team, we need to play the best we can and show him it was the right decision to pick me".

"Freddie was pretty ardent".

"I had dual roles", Woods said.

"I was ready to get on the correct aspect and get the game in type and perform the way I'm meant to be actively playing, and for the reason that of that, I was blessed enough to be in a position to get a select".

Everyone is required to play in at least one match ahead of the Sunday singles, meaning Woods only has to play twice. Sooooo, the question here isn't his match play chops which are second to none, but whether he will get picked over more amiable contenders.

Some others on the US workforce include things like Thomas, Simpson, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Matt Kuchar. To date, he has a record of 24 wins, 15 losses and one tie with a winning percentage of.613.

Amongst the prime players for the worldwide crew, which will be captained by Ernie Els, are Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day.

Royal Melbourne is where the worldwide team had its only victory in 1998.

"To be able to go out and get a pick, especially from captain Woods, was wonderful".

Woods announced Finau as his first at-large pick.

"As captain, I'm going to choose Tiger Woods as the last player on the team", Woods said.

Woods, who has played in eight Ryder Cups between 1997 and 2018, was vice-captain for the Presidents Cup team at Liberty National in 2017 and for Davis Love's Ryder Cup side at Hazeltine in 2016 when he was struggling with his long-term back injury.