•   
  •   

Sport Woods, Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia

06:40  14 march  2018
06:40  14 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

Mickelson wouldn't be surprised if Tiger won Valspar Championship

  Mickelson wouldn't be surprised if Tiger won Valspar Championship Phil Mickelson has talked up the possibility of Tiger Woods taking out the Valspar Championship, where he is three shots off the pace.After ending his winless drought at the WGC-Mexico Championship, Phil Mickelson believes fellow American Tiger Woods can break out of his slump in Palm Harbor this week.

Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia , according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup . Hale Irwin was the only player- captain in the Presidents Cup in 1994, the first event, and he had Paul Azinger handle the captaincy when Irwin

Presidents Cup and PGA TOUR officials today announced Ernie Els and Tiger Woods as captains of the International and U.S. Teams, respectively, for the 2019 Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia .

  Woods, Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia © Getty

Ernie Els was always the logical choice to be the International team's next captain in the Presidents Cup.

Tiger Woods at first thought it might be soon for him.

That changed a couple of months ago when Woods asked PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan about the U.S. captain for next year's matches in Australia, and the usual suspects were mentioned. Monahan asked if anyone had been left out, and Woods added another name to the short list.

"Me."

Woods and Els, who both played eight times in the Presidents Cup and were involved in a high-stakes playoff that ended in a tie, were introduced as captains on Tuesday. The 2019 matches will be Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne, the latest the event has been held.

Woods' Valspar Championship lead has Hatton excited

  Woods' Valspar Championship lead has Hatton excited It is not just fans excited by Tiger Woods' showing at the Valspar Championship as Tyrrell Hatton showed on Twitter.Tiger Woods' surge into the lead at the Valspar Championship is whetting the appetite of golf fans the world over, and seemingly the American great's fellow pros are getting excited too.

Tiger Woods , Ernie Els named Presidents Cup captains and Woods has an eye on playing. Hale Irwin was the only player- captain in the Presidents Cup in 1994, the first event, and he had Paul Azinger handle the captaincy when Irwin was playing.

Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia , according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup . Monahan asked if anyone had been left out, and Woods added another name to the short list. “Me.” Woods and Els , who both played eight times in

Woods was an assistant captain when the American won for the seventh straight time, 19-11, last year at Liberty National. In early discussions about the next one, Woods said he was more comfortable serving as an assistant.

"But then after a little bit of thought I said, 'You know what? That sounds like something I really want to do,'" Woods said. "I called Jay up and said, 'Might you be interested in me possibly being the captain in 2019?' Silence. And he said, 'Yeah, we might be able to work that out.' So here I am."

Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) © AP Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Still to be determined is whether Woods plays.

Tiger Woods at the Valspar Championship - the big questions ahead of round three

  Tiger Woods at the Valspar Championship - the big questions ahead of round three Tiger Woods is in contention at the Valspar Championship and here are some of the things you need to know ahead of round three.The sight of Tiger Woods challenging at the top of a PGA Tour leaderboard is not an unfamiliar one, but certainly one that has not been seen too often in recent times.

Monahan asked if anyone had been left out, and Woods added another name to the short list. “Me.” Woods and Els , who both played eight times in the Hale Irwin was the only player- captain in the Presidents Cup in 1994, the first event, and he had Paul Azinger handle the captaincy when Irwin

Tiger Woods , Ernie Els named Presidents Cup captains and Woods has an eye on playing. Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia , according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup .

Coming off his fourth back surgery, Woods took a big step in his comeback last week when he finished one shot behind at the Valspar Championship.

"I would like to get to a point where I would have to make that decision, get to where I'm playing well enough where I could make the team on points," Woods said. "But I wouldn't want to have the conversation and go, 'Self.' And so let's just see how it progresses."

Hale Irwin was the only player-captain in the Presidents Cup in 1994, the first event, and he had Paul Azinger handle the captaincy when Irwin was playing.

Woods and Els are forever linked in the Presidents Cup. The matches ended 17-all in 2003 in South Africa, and the rules then required captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to put one name in an envelope for a sudden-death playoff in case of a tie.

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods talks to reporters following his second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will duel in the Presidents Cup again, this time as captains. Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia, according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the captain selections have not been announced. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods talks to reporters following his second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will duel in the Presidents Cup again, this time as captains. Woods and Els have agreed to be captains for the 2019 matches in Melbourne, Australia, according to two people involved in the Presidents Cup. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the captain selections have not been announced. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

Both made par on the 18th hole in the playoff. Els had to make a 12-footer to stay alive on the second hole. As darkness fell, Woods had to make a double-breaking putt from 15 feet for par. Els followed with a 6-foot par putt. Nicklaus and Player agreed the cup should end in a tie.

Tiger Woods reclaims share of lead at Valspar Championship

  Tiger Woods reclaims share of lead at Valspar Championship A congested leaderboard in round three of the Valspar Championship was most notable for Tiger Woods' presence as co-leader.Tiger Woods reclaimed a share of the lead midway through round three at the Valspar Championship, courtesy of a superb chip-in at the ninth hole.

ORLANDO, Fla.March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are the next Presidents Cup captains for the 2019 matches in Australia . Still to be determined is if one of them plays.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are named captains for the 2019 President 's Cup in Melbourne, Australia . (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR). “No, I think I’m going to be captaining ,” he said flatly. The selection of Woods and Els brings a third dynamic pairing of captains to the Presidents

"We couldn't believe the amount of pressure we felt, and we both had won major championships," Woods said. "But nothing felt like that."

The International team has won only one time, in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, when the matches were played Dec. 10-13. The American team had most of their fun in the casinos or Christmas shopping online. The second time at Royal Melbourne was Nov. 17-20 in 2011, and Woods holed the clinching putt in a 19-15 victory.

Next year's matches will present a few changes in qualifying and format.

  Woods, Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia © Getty

Both teams will get four captain's picks instead of two, and qualifying will end after the Tour Championship, which is expected to be early September. The picks will be closer to the matches. Also, teams must use players at least once (previously it was twice) before the singles matches.

Woods also was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup in 2016, and he will be an assistant for this year's Ryder Cup in France.

"It was just a natural progression to one day become a captain," Woods said.

He will be 43 when the matches are played, making him the youngest captain in Presidents Cup history.

Woods off to strong start in Arnold Palmer Invitational .
Tiger Woods has picked up this week where he left off at the Valspar Championship in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.Tiger Woods got off to a strong start to take an early share of the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!