Couples expects captain Woods to play 3 sessions at Royal Melbourne
United States vice captain Fred Couples will be busier than normal throughout the week at Royal Melbourne as he expects his boss, Tiger Woods, to play three sessions of the Presidents Cup. "I think he'll play three times," Couples said during his Wednesday press conference. "He wants to be a captain. I mean, it wasn't (even) a month ago (when) we were all teasing him, telling him we wanted him to be a playing captain. But he still wants to"I think he'll play three times," Couples said during his Wednesday press conference. "He wants to be a captain. I mean, it wasn't (even) a month ago (when) we were all teasing him, telling him we wanted him to be a playing captain. ... But he still wants to captain this team.
Mexico's Abraham Ancer was handed the task of facing Tiger Woods in the singles at the Presidents Cup on Sunday with the match play showdown poised for a tense finish. The 15-time major winner won both matches he played with Justin Thomas on the opening two days, but he chose to focus on his
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Mexico's Abraham Ancer was handed the task of facing Tiger Woods in the singles at the Presidents Cup on Sunday with the match play showdown poised for a tense finish.
The 15-time major winner won both matches he played with Justin Thomas on the opening two days, but he chose to focus on his captaincy duties during the fourballs and foursomes on Saturday.
With all 12 team members playing singles, the 43-year-old will be back to try and inspire the US to overturn a 10-8 deficit and inflict another demoralising defeat on the Internationals.
Tiger dominates to claim 1st point for United States
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas defeated Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann by a score of 4 and 3 to earn the United States its first point of the Presidents Cup. Woods put himself and Thomas in the first match and quickly set the tone. Tiger cozied a chip next to the cup on the first hole to take the lead and the American duo never looked back. Captain Woods added five more birdies to his pairing's scorecard to make quick work of the International competition.Afterward, Thomas was asked what worked well between the two. "Tiger was," he said.
The 2019 Presidents Cup is the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup golf competition, held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, from 12 to 15 December 2019.
United States captain Tiger Woods has decided to sit out Saturday morning's fourball matches against the Internationals at the Presidents Cup . The U.S. pair will face Australian Marc Leishman and China’s Li Haotong, who has been handed his Presidents Cup debut by captain Ernie Els on the third
The Internationals have only ever won the match play event once, in 1998, also at Royal Melbourne when both Woods and fellow captain Ernie Els were playing.
The first team to 15.5 points will win.
Woods will be first out at 10:02am (2302 GMT Saturday) followed by the composed Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and Tony Finau, who has one PGA Tour victory to his name.
"We figured it would be either Tiger or Justin Thomas (first)," said Els.
"They have been going with that almost all week, and obviously Tiger we thought was going to play early.
"You know, Abraham has been really playing well. He knows the course well. He likes the conditions. Obviously there's great matches all the way through, but that will be a top match, Abraham against Tiger."
Patrick Reed will play Taiwan's CT Pan without his regular caddie, who was banned from carrying his bags after an altercation with a fan on Saturday.
Internationals lead Presidents Cup for 1st time since 2005 after Day 1
The Internationals lead the Americans 4-1 after Day 1 of the Presidents Cup to hold their first advantage after a session in the team competition since 2005. The best players for Ernie Els' side showed up Thursday. With the help from their rookie partners, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, and Adam Scott all earned a full point for the Internationals. Oosthuizen and Abraham Ancer stunned Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland with a 4-and-3 victory. Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas were the only winning pairing for the United States. Captain Woods played the best of all the Americans, making six birdies in 15 holes to secure his team a point.
Set to make his Presidents Cup debut next month, Mexico's Abraham Ancer said he'd like to face Tiger Woods in singles play.
Woods , the first playing captain in 25 years and a winner in the two matches he played with Justin Thomas, took himself out of the lineup on Saturday Ancer is 3-0 with three partners, a remarkable performance for a Presidents Cup rookie. He teamed with Sungjae Im to beat Patrick Cantlay and
Reed was docked two strokes for improving his lie in sand in the Bahamas last week and has been taunted by sections of the crowd in Melbourne with caddie Kessler Karain admitting he shoved one of them on the course.
Woods said it has always been his plan to only play two matches before the singles.
"We've had different scenarios, different pairings and different things happen. That's just part of playing team matches," he said.
"We've had I think a good formula for this event, and unfortunately we're down 8-10, but we're excited about tomorrow and getting after it."
In other matches, China's Li Haotong has a big task against world number five Dustin Johnson while Canada's Adam Hadwin, who has been struggling with illness, faces out-of-form Bryson DeChambeau.
South Korean 21-year-old Im Sung-jae takes on Gary Woodland while Chilean hot-shot Joaquin Niemann meets Patrick Cantlay.
Veteran Adam Scott will conclude his ninth Presidents Cup against Xander Schauffele, Korea's An Byeong-hun is up against Webb Simpson while Justin Thomas will look to put a disappointing Saturday foursomes behind him against Cameron Smith.
Thomas and Rickie Fowler were five holes up against Ancer and Marc Leishman but collapsed, with the tie halved.
Australian Leishman plays the last match of the day against Fowler, with South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen in the penultimate clash against Matt Kuchar.
Couples: Physical concerns forced Tiger to sit Saturday at Presidents Cup .
After playing brilliantly in the opening two rounds at the Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods sat out all of Saturday with his team trailing. The move shocked fans, as well as Woods' vice captains. They knew he would not play the morning session but were stunned to learn he was taking the entire day off because of physical concerns. "At about 10 o'clock, Tiger said, 'Guys, my body's not going to let me go. I'm not going to play this afternoon,'" FredThe move shocked fans, as well as Woods' vice captains. They knew he would not play the morning session but were stunned to learn he was taking the entire day off because of physical concerns.