In April, Captain Davis Love III named Zach Johnson and Fred Couples as two of his four captain’s assistants for the 2022 Presidents Cup. He’s now filled the two remaining spots.
Webb Simpson, a member of Quail Hollow, and Steve Stricker, the 2021 Ryder Cup winning captain, will both serve as vice captains to Love at the matches scheduled for September 20-25 at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I am thrilled to join Davis, Fred, Zach and Webb at Quail Hollow this September, and look forward to helping the US Team as much as possible in an effort to retain the Cup,” Stricker said in a release. “With the current standings, many of the players on my team at Whistling Straits will be competing in Charlotte, and I know we’re all excited to watch these rising stars continue to perform on a global stage.”
Stricker served as Presidents Cup captain in 2017 at Liberty National where the United States won 19-11.
Davis Love III, Captains Assistant of the US Team, and Steve Stricker, Captain of the US Team, wear We The People fan hats on the first tee during the Sunday singles matches at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on October 1, 2017 , in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
“I’m excited to see the Presidents Cup contested on my home course in a great sports town like Charlotte, and I know the fans are going to show up with tremendous support for the US Team,” said Simpson. “I’ve had the good fortune of playing for Davis in past international events and he will have this team prepared to play each day. It’s an honor to be named a captain’s assistant, and I look forward to helping the guys with a bit of course knowledge and a fun, enjoyable team atmosphere.”
Simpson has represented the United States in three Presidents Cups (2011, 2013 and 2019).
As of August 2, the six automatic qualifiers for the US team are Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau.
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