Love names Couples, Johnson as captain’s assistants
Along with the exciting news of the Presidents Cup returning to Melbourne in 2028 and 2040, US Team captain Davis Love III also announced Fred Couples and Zach Johnson as two of his captain’s assistants for this year’s Presidents Cup, which will be played at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina in September.
Couples has previously captained the US team in 2009, 2011 and 2013 before going on to serve as captain’s assistant from 2015. Couples and Love also served as teammates at the 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2005 Presidents Cups.
Fred Couples and Davis Love III (Credit: PGA Tour)
“It has been an honour to serve as captain’s assistant for the past three Presidents Cups, and I’m excited to partner with one of my closest friends in Davis Love to help the U.S. Team retain the Cup in 2022,” said Couples.
Recently named US Team Captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, Zach Johnson will line up as captain’s assistant for the second consecutive time following his successful debut under Tiger Woods at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
A 12-time PGA Tour winner, Johnson has years of experience playing at Quail Hollow Club, the host course for this year’s Presidents Cup. The 46-year-old competed at the course 14 times during his career as part of the Wells Fargo Championship.
“I’m excited to return as captain’s assistant for the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow,” said Johnson. “Having played for Davis in past international events, I know how passionate he is about creating a tremendous atmosphere for U.S. Team players to have success, while also ensuring we are prepared to compete each day. I’m looking forward to doing all I can to help the team succeed in September.”
The 2022 Presidents Cup will be held at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina from September 20-25.