Woods selects himself as one of four captain’s picks for U.S. team


MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tiger Woods on Friday selected himself as one of his four captain’s picks to play for the United States in the Presidents Cup against the International team at Royal Melbourne from Dec. 12-15.

FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods celebrates to win the final round of the Zozo Championship, a PGA Tour event, at Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan October 28, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo

Woods will be the first playing captain since Hale Irwin led the U.S. to a 20-12 win in the inaugural event in Virginia in 1994.

Woods’ other three picks are Tony Finau, Patrick Reed and Gary Woodland.

Here is the complete roster of the U.S. team including their playing records (wins, losses, halves):

Tiger Woods 24-15-1

Tony Finau debut

Gary Woodland debut

Patrick Reed 4-3-2

Dustin Johnson 8-4-2

Justin Thomas 3-1-1

Brooks Koepka 2-2-0

Matt Kuchar 6-8-2

Xander Schauffele debut

Webb Simpson 5-3-2

Patrick Cantlay debut

Bryson DeChambeau debut

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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