Woods, Els to captain Presidents Cup
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.
They are expected to be introduced today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational near Orlando, Fla.
Woods has been heavily involved in team events while not playing in recent years because of back injuries. He was an assistant to Steve Stricker in the Presidents Cup last year, and has already agreed to be a vice captain at the Ryder Cup this fall in France for the second straight time.
The development first was reported by the blog Morning Read.
The Presidents Cup, which began in 1994 and was patterned after the Ryder Cup to give international players from outside Europe a chance to compete, has been one-sided since the start. The International team’s only victory was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.