Tiger Woods open to player-captain role at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods open to player-captain role at Presidents Cup

"We never have the depth in our team, so we always struggle eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, sort of".

Though this time, it will be as captains.

On Tuesday, Woods and Ernie Els were expected to be announced as the respective leaders of the United States and worldwide teams at the 2019 Presidents Cup, to be held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.

The announcement was made in the Latrobe Room at Bay Hill, site of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour. "One, they're going to bring the world at large to the Presidents Cup as they have done every time that they're competing on a global stage", he said.

Els said the task of building a winning team that can challenge the USA dominance was enormous, but one he is looking forward to tackling.

He has won the tournament eight times but has not played since his last victory here in 2013.

Woods said that when he inquired with Monahan about taking on the role, he did ask if he would be allowed to be a playing captain. When asked last month about being named as an assistant to Furyk in this year's Ryder Cup, Woods hinted at being a player-captain. "I didn't ever even think about playing out here".

"It's been a tough challenge but I'm starting to see the fruits of my labour".

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Tiger Woods will guide the US efforts in Melbourne at next year's Presidents Cup.

The 2019 edition of the Ryder Cup-style event will take place from December 9 to 15 next year at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Woods had two birdies and one bogey on the day. Woods recalled seeing a sea of red shirts - American players, family and friends - "this entire team right in my line.so I know if I miss, we lose". "But if it does come to that point, it won't just be just my decision, it will be a collaborative effort, what is best for the team".

Els, who played on the only victorious Internationals side at Royal Melbourne in 1998, called on fans to vocalise their support to give the Cup a much-needed boost in atmosphere. The matches ended 17-all in 2003 in South Africa, and the rules then required captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to put one name in an envelope for a sudden-death playoff in case of a tie.

In addition to the naming of the captains, two format changes were announced. One of the birdies was a 44-foot putt he rolled in at the 17th to move within a shot of the lead with a hole to play, drawing a thunderous roar from the crowd. An image of the account's notifications column in Twitter featured the update: "Tiger Woods and Ernie Els followed you". Nicklaus and Player agreed the cup should end in a tie. Much to the players' delight, too.

Woods referred to it at the time as one of his most nerve-wracking moments.

Four-time major victor Els' demands seemed to be met, with several tweaks to be debuted next year.

"It's unbelievable pressure", Els said. Els said it was the first time he felt his legs shake over a putt.

On Tuesday, Woods elaborated on that feeling.

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