Presidents Cup: Meet Tiger Woods and Team USA


The picks have been made, and now it’s time to play.

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods ended months of speculation on Thursday night when he chose himself as one of his four captain’s picks, along with Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed and Tony Finau.

Woods and Team USA will take on Ernie Els and the Internationals in the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup, to be held Dec. 9-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia.

PRESIDENTS CUP: Tiger Woods picks himself

Five of Team USA’s 12 members will be making their Presidents Cup debut this year. Meet the group of Americans traveling to Australia.

Dustin Johnson

Age: 35
PGA Tour wins: 20
Presidents Cup appearances: 3 (2011, 2015, 2017)
Presidents Cup record: 8-4-2

Dustin Johnson during the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. (Photo: Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

Justin Thomas

Age: 26
PGA Tour wins: 11
Presidents Cup appearances: 1 (2017)
Presidents Cup record: 3-1-1

Justin Thomas during the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Photo: Chung Sung/Jun/Getty Images)

Brooks Koepka

Age: 29
PGA Tour wins: 7
Presidents Cup appearances: 1 (2017)
Presidents Cup record: 2-2

Brooks Koepka during the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)

Matt Kuchar

Age: 41
PGA Tour wins: 9
Presidents Cup appearances: 4 (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Presidents Cup record: 6-8-2

Matt Kuchar during the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Xander Schauffele

Age: 26
PGA Tour wins: 4
Presidents Cup appearances: First

Xander Schauffele during the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. (Wu Hong/EPA-EFE)

Webb Simpson

Age: 34
PGA Tour wins: 5
Presidents Cup appearances: 2 (2011, 2013)
Presidents Cup record: 5-3-2

Webb Simpson during the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

Bryson DeChambeau

Age: 26
PGA Tour wins: 5
Presidents Cup appearances: First

Bryson DeChambeau during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Patrick Cantlay

Age: 27
PGA Tour wins: 2
Presidents Cup appearances: First

Patrick Cantlay during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods

Age: 43
PGA Tour wins: 82
Presidents Cup appearances: 8 (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
Presidents Cup record: 24-15-1

Tiger Woods during the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gary Woodland

Age: 35
PGA Tour wins: 4
Presidents Cup appearances: First

Gary Woodland during the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

Patrick Reed

Age: 29
PGA Tour wins: 7
Presidents Cup appearances: 2 (2015, 2017)
Presidents Cup record: 4-3-2

Patrick Reed during the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Tony Finau

Age: 30
PGA Tour wins: 1
Presidents Cup appearances: First

Tony Finau during the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

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