In case you hadn't heard, 2019’s Presidents Cup will be held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia next month.
U.S. “skipper” Tiger Woods, who in October equaled the PGA Tour’s all-time record of 82 career victories at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club during the weather delayed ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in Japan, has now become the first Presidents Cup captain, in like 20 years, to use his wildcard pick on himself.
In fact, after Hale Irwin, 1994, 43-year-old Woods is now the Presidents Cup’s second-ever playing captain. And that's official.
If you ask me, he’ll make a perfect playing captain. After all, with his recent match-play success, I’ld say he’s earned the playing spot in the U.S team. Woods has won three tournaments, including his 15th major in April, and is fresh off his 82 career victory.
So, all in, Woods 13th season of the Presidents Cup wildcard pick is Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and himself. Tiger’s team will face off the International team skippered by Ernie Els on December 9 – 15, 2019 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in south Victoria, Australia for the 2019 Presidents Cup title.
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