Tiger Woods picks himself for Presidents Cup as one of four wildcards

Ross Houston
November 10, 2019

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

Woods announced himself with his fourth and final pick.

The United States will be heavy favorites, with 11 of the 12 players ranked among the top 16 in the world.

He is the second playing captain in the Presidents Cup. He has seven career PGA Tour wins and ranks No. 15 in the world. "He has a very strong team around him and he's a good captain and it will be good for the event".

"It was very hard for me, but I needed guys in solid form", said Els, speaking from Beijing. "It was a goal of mine to start the season. It's one that I'll remember forever".

The rest of the U.S. team is Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay and Webb Simpson.

"The players, they wanted me to participate in in the function, " Woods reported throughout a information meeting in Jupiter, Florida.

"I'm going to let captain decide who plays with who and once we get there, decide on the golf course".

He is one of just five players to have ever posted a ideal 5-0 record in a single event.

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

The former Masters champion was confirmed on Wednesday as a single of Woods' four wildcard selections to full the American facet heading to Royal Melbourne upcoming month. Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth were among the golfers who weren't chosen this year after playing in the 2017 Presidents Cup. Koepka had stem cell treatment in his left knee after the Tour Championship, and that injured the knee while bracing himself after he slipped on a wet piece of cement in the CJ Cup. Put all his energy into that. I know the biggest factor is just all of us will need to keep concentrated and pay out focus to what we're undertaking on the golfing class. "'You're on the team, quit being stupid.' At the time, I haven't even swung a club", Woods said. Woods made five calls to players to tell them they didn't make the team.

Li Haotong of China, Taiwan's CT Pan and Mexico's Abraham Ancer will make debuts as automatic qualifiers together with South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama.

Woods will play in his ninth Presidents Cup, while Reed - who missed out on automatic qualification for the U.S. team - will appear for a third time. Only Phil Mickelson - who is missing his first Presidents Cup since the event was started in 1994 - has won more Presidents Cup matches. The U.S. Team has only one loss in Presidents Cup history. This prestigious global golf tournament has the best players from the United States facing the best golfers outside the United States and Europe. Woods has a 24-15-1 record at the Presidents Cup.

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