Woods, Els named captains of Presidents Cup in Australia

March 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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.

Woods and Els have each played in the Presidents Cup eight times and served as assistants. Els will be 50 when the matches are played in mid-December next year, the latest the Presidents Cup has ever been staged.

Woods, coming off a runner-up finish last week at Innisbrook, says he will talk to the PGA Tour about a possible change to allow him to be a playing captain if it comes to that. Hale Irwin is the only playing captain in 1994, the first year of the matches.

The qualifying criteria have been changed to allow each team four captain's picks.

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