Tiger Woods Named Captain Of U.S. Presidents Cup Team As Part of Event Hype

The President’s Cup announced that it has chosen its assistant captains for the 2017 matches, as part of a media blitz to promote the biennial matches between U.S. tour players and pros from non-European countries excluded from the Ryder Cup.

United States team captain Steve Stricker named Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, and Davis Love III as his assistants. While Team International’s chief, Nick Price, appointed Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone and Geoff Ogilvy.

The captains made the media rounds to hype the event, including an appearance on CNBC as well as hitting some putts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The 2017 Presidents Cup matches will be played at Liberty National Golf Club, in Jersey City, NJ, September 26-October 1. According to the PGA Tour’s release, “The course is located along the Hudson River, with striking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.”

Dustin Johnson tweeted that he’s super excited to tee it up in New Jersey this fall.

The satirical account of Tweeter Alliss notes that President’s Cup officials are confident in their ability to quell the rowdiness we saw at Hazeltine.

PGW Staff

This post was produced by a Pro Golf Weekly staff member.

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