Woods, Els to cap­tain Pres­i­dents Cup

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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.

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