On Thursday night, Tiger Woods was back in the headlines – except this time it had nothing to do with his play on the course.
The star golfer announced the at-large selections for Team USA in the Presidents Cup. The biggest question headed into Thursday night was whether or not Woods – the captain of the team – would choose himself to play on the team.
Woods picked himself as the final at-large pick.
Here’s what Woods had to say about the selection, via ESPN:
“It’s going to be difficult but I always knew I had three amazing assistants. Two guys who have won Presidents Cup and Zach who will be a future captain.
Three great minds to help me when I’m playing. With the new rules, I just have to play one match prior to the singles. Two matches minimum. It could be more. It’s about me understanding the guys, and understanding the golf course as well.”
Woods recently won the Zozo Championship with an impressive performance over all four rounds.
The automatic qualifiers for Team USA include: Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar.
Team USA will be heavy favorites during the tournament.