Report: Woods, Els to be named Presidents Cup captains
3/12/2018 2:05:57 PM EST
Tiger Woods and Ernie Els faced off in a playoff at the end of the 2003 Presidents Cup.
Now, they'll meet again in 2019 as captains for the matches in Melbourne, Australia, according to an Associated Press report.
The pair is expected to be announced as captains Tuesday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
In the 2003 event in South Africa, Els and Woods were picked to face off in a sudden-death playoff. After it became too dark to continue play, with the pair still tied after three playoff holes, team captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player agreed to end the event in a tie.
The news comes on the heels of Woods' best weekend of golf in years.
Woods, who was looking for his first win since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday to finish the Valspar Championship tied with Patrick Reed for second place at 9-under 275. Woods had two birdies and one bogey on the day. One of the birdies was a 44-foot putt he rolled in at the 17th to move within a shot of the lead with a hole to play, drawing a thunderous roar from the crowd.
"I had a good shot at winning the tournament," Woods said in a post-round interview on CBS. "A couple putts here and there, and it could've been a different story."
--Field Level Media