Patrick Reed ready to prove himself as Presidents Cup captain's pick

The Presidents Cup is December 12-15 at Royal Melbourne.

That victory saw him tie Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins and also gave him confidence in his left knee two months after having undergone arthroscopic surgery.

The former Masters champion was confirmed on Wednesday as a single of Woods' four wildcard selections to full the American facet heading to Royal Melbourne upcoming month.

Woods will play in his ninth Presidents Cup, while Reed - who missed out on automatic qualification for the U.S. team - will appear for a third time.

Captain Tiger Woods has named himself as one of four wildcard selections for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup.

Woods said those three had strong thoughts on him playing, especially Couples.

"I am likely to let captain determine who plays with who and as soon as we get there, decide on the golf course". "It's going to be hard, but I also have three remarkable assistants in Fred (Couples), Stricks (Steve Stricker) and Zach (Johnson)".

"It's going to be a lot of work, but something I've been looking forward to for a long time", Woods said. Reed, 29, has two previous Presidents Cup appearances.

"Three great minds to help me when I'm playing. It's one that I'll remember forever". "Two matches minimum. It could be more".

Woods did not say what kind of contingency plan he had if Koepka couldn't make it.

"Freddie was pretty ardent", Woods said.

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At 2-0 I had one chance when maybe I could have done a bit better but at half-time we regrouped and I thought we did better in the second half.

"I had dual roles", Woods said. I was very pleased to get that phone call.

Questions about the competitiveness of the team event are likely to arise if the United States win the cup for the eighth time in succession.

Royal Melbourne is where the global team had its only victory in 1998.

In 2011 at Royal Melbourne the Americans won with Woods securing the winning point. He is ranked No. 14 in the world. "It doesn't matter what the world ranking is, you've got to go out and beat the other guys".

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau qualified for the team automatically.

"It's open dialogue between all my players and vice captains, I want their opinions at all times, keep it coming in", the 43-year-old told CNN World Sport's Don Riddell before opening up about how he has never liked the fame that comes with being one of the most revered sports stars on the planet.

Woods announced himself with his fourth and final pick.

The Americans have won the Presidents Cup seven consecutive times entering the 2019 version of the tournament.

Woods's appearance comes two years after he served as an assistant to USA captain Steve Stricker at Liberty National in New Jersey. "I'm sure he'll bounce right back up".

Els believes Woods, the world number seven, will select himself for a wildcard after the 15-time major victor won the Zozo Championship in Japan late last month.

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