Couples names Woods and Haas as Presidents wild cards

    Bill Haas secured his place in the Presidents Cup after winning the season-ending Tour Championship

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    • Fred Couples names Bill Haas and Tiger Woods as his wild cards for Presidents Cup
    • The pair join 10 other Americans in biennial tournament against International side
    • International captain Greg Norman selects Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby as his picks
    FedEx Cup winner Bill Haas and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods have been named by American team captain Fred Couples as his wild card picks for the Presidents Cup next month.
    The pair join the 10 qualifiers via the PGA Tour for the biennial tournament against the International team at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club on November 17-20.
    Meanwhile, International captain Greg Norman has selected Australian pair Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby as his choices for the tournament, which the Americans have dominated in previous years.
    There is no place in the American side for U.S. PGA winner Keegan Bradley, although a left arm injury to Steve Stricker could still hand Bradley a place in the side.
    The Americans have a superb record in the event, winning seven of the nine previous meetings with one draw and one victory for the International side, in 1998.
    Catching up with golfer Bill Haas
    Catching up with golfer Bill Haas


      Catching up with golfer Bill Haas


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    "My team know they have lost the tournament every year apart from two and they want to win it this time around. The Australian players are keen to do it in their own backyard," Norman told reporters.
    Woods has already confirmed he will play in next week's Open, after Couples said he wanted to see him play again before the Presidents Cup.
    It will be the first tournament for Woods with his new caddie, Joe LaCava, who used to carry the bag for both Couples and Presidents Cup teammate Dustin Johnson.
    Woods told reporters: "We are going to wing it on the fly at the Frys. I hit the ball shorter than Dustin so he will have to get used to that."
    Teams for the Presidents Cup:
    United States:
    Dustin Johnson
    Phil Mickelson
    Jim Furyk
    Matt Kuchar
    Webb Simpson
    Nick Watney
    David Toms
    Bunna Watson
    Hunter Mahan
    Steve Stricker
    Tiger Woods
    Bill Haas
    Adam Scott
    Jason Day
    Geoff Ogilvy
    Charl Schwartzel
    Retief Goosen
    Ernie Els
    Ryo Ishikawa
    K.J. Choi
    Yang Yong-Eun
    Kim Kyung-tae
    Aaron Baddeley
    Robert Allenby