RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Jay Haas will be going to the Presidents Cup for the fourth straight time, and this time he’ll be giving the speeches.
The PGA Tour selected Haas to be the U.S. captain for the 2015 matches in South Korea in what amounts to a role reversal. After three years as an assistant captain to Fred Couples — all three U.S. victories — Haas will in charge and Couples will be his assistant.
Nick Price was selected to return as captain for an International team that has one only once since this event began 20 years ago.
“I didn’t really aspire to be a captain — never thought that would be in the cards for me,” Haas said. “But being involved with the last three teams along with Fred … maybe thought someday that could happen. There’s so many people who are deserving of this seat right here. I just feel like I’m very blessed to be sitting here representing the United States. And hopefully, I won’t screw this thing up too badly.”
Couples had been captain three straight times, twice opposite Greg Norman and last year against Price at soggy Muirfield Village. The Americans won, 18
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