Presidents Cup captains named

Steve Stricker and Nick Price have been confirmed as the captains for the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Stricker will captain the United States team while Price will lead the International team as the pair are set to go head to head in the bi-annual tournament that will be played at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City.

Stricker has won on 12 occasions on the PGA Tour and while the 49-year-old has played in five previous Presidents Cups, he has never before been captain.

The former world number two made no effort to hide his excitement after the appointment.

“I’m incredibly honoured to have been selected as a U.S. Team captain for the Presidents Cup, and am looking forward to it coming to Liberty National, one of my favourite venues,” Stricker said.

“This event has meant a lot to me, and I’m looking forward to leading what will be a very promising U.S. Team in 2017.”

Price is definitely the more experienced leader of the two, having been at the helm of the International team twice and playing for them five times.

A decorated playing career saw the Zimbabwean claim 18 Tour victories as well as three majors.

“It’s an honour for me to continue to serve as International Team captain once again in 2017,” said Price.

“The Presidents Cup has meant so much to me and to my career, both as a player and a captain, and I’m excited to have another chance to be a part of this great event.”

The most recent edition of the Presidents Cup was played at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea in October of 2015. This was the first time the Presidents Cup was played in Asia. The U.S. won for the sixth successive time with a 15½-14½ victory over the International team.