The Presidents Cup has yet to see a playing captain. This looks like changing when Tiger Woods arrives at Royal Melbourne.
Golf around the world got a massive shot in the arm when Tiger Woods captured his 15th major golf championship at the Masters.
The benefits will be felt when Woods arrives in Australia later in the year to lead the American team into the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
And it looks a lot like Woods will not only be team captain but playing captain if we can believe the way he signed off on a blog post on the Presidents Cup website.
It’s going to be fun when we get to Royal Melbourne in December and I encourage fans to get their tickets now on www.presidentscup.com. I’m told they’re selling fast.
Bye for now.
CaptainPlaying Captain (and reigning Masters Champion)
Immediately after Woods’ win at Augusta, Presidents Cup organisers, sponsors and Australian golf fans wondered if Woods would be the first to become a playing captain.
The top-8 players for the US and International teams earn automatic selection with team captains adding four more players of their choice to the team after the qualification period finishes.
Woods’ Masters victory propelled Woods up into ninth position in the US Team Presidents Cup rankings. So while he’s no automatic selection as yet, it’ll make it a lot easier to select himself as one of the four wild card picks.
And can you imagine the outrage if the current Masters champion arrives in Australia and doesn’t play?
As Woods’ hinted at, he’ll be playing.