Presidents Cup 2019 – Tiger Woods to be the Captain of the US Team
Tiger Woods announced his interest to be playing as the captain at the upcoming big event entitled as 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia. The spectacular event will happen from December 9 to December 15, 2019. It is still 1 month away until the Presidents Cup 2019 happening, but it has never been too early to discuss it.
Since the announcement, he has been participating in several significant events before winning the 80th PGA TOUR title at the TOUR Championship. The Presidents Cup had not seen a playing captain since the Inaugural event 1994 when Hale Irwin juggled the duties.
Tiger Woods made a light conversation about the possibility of him being the captain of team USA. In the charity event at Pebble Beach, he then emphasized his interest in being the captain for the prestigious event that will happen the next year. Then he delivered a stronger message. At that point, folks believe that he has been severe on playing to be the captain.
He would be asking the captain for a pick. The good news for Woods fans that he will be performing his duty as captain for the US at Royal Melbourne in the next year. FYI, it is going to be his debut for the US team.
Back then many people were skeptical about Woods return to the golfing world. He had been struggling to overcome his multiple back surgeries in recent years. He has been doing the vice-captain role at the Ryder Cup. He admitted that his achievement in the competitive tournament was unexpected. He played well enough to receive the captain’s pick from Jim Furyk.
Woods have a not-so-good record in the Le Golf National. However, he has an impressive record in the Presidents Cup, which is 24-15-1. The officials appointed Woods to be the captain of the US Presidents Cup on March 13. That was simultaneous with the announcement of Ernie Els name which emerged as the International Team captain. Woods was in the 44th in the standings for the US team. However, we must pay attention to the final qualifying event for the US that will be happening in the 2019 TOUR Championship. At this point, Woods will be the defending champ. The 2019 Presidents Cup have met Woods and Els. Both discussed the format of the competition and agreed to make some small changes in its format. Now the players only need to play one team session before Sunday singles.
This small tweak makes a huge difference for Woods and his team. The change would give the leverage for Woods to have more chances to sit himself out to perform the captain duties. It will be a challenge if he is the part of the team. When the officials asked about this matter, Woods was not sure whether he was going to pick himself if he was not one of the eight qualifiers in the team. We also don’t know what is the consequence if he made the pick by himself.
Either way, Woods has become the captain of the US Team. Let’s root for him.