Presidents Cup 2019: Find out how to watch the action
This year’s Presidents Cup takes place at the Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia. Tiger Woods will both captain and play for the United States team, who are also the holders. The International team will be led by South Africa’s four-time major winner Ernie Els.
What has been said?
US captain Tiger Woods: “I’m the second playing captain in the history of the Presidents Cup, so it’s a pretty neat responsibility.
“And the role’s not easy. There’s lots of moving parts, whether it’s talking to the guys, talking to my vice captains, organising what we need to have done, not only to be ready but also I need to keep sharp.
“I need to keep practicing, I need to keep working on my game, make sure my game is sharp and ready to go, because at minimum I’m responsible for two points.”
Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger Woods captains the United States team
International captain Ernie Els: “In certain conditions, the flags here are destinations, not a targets.
“It’s a lot like Augusta. You just can’t go at a flag sometimes.
“As a player, it’s almost ingrained in you to go at everything, but here you’ve got to play a little differently.
“You almost play it like a links course – but it’s in a parkland setting.”
Presidents Cup 2019: Ernie Els captains the International team
When is the Presidents Cup?
The tournament begins on Thursday (December 12) and comes to a conclusion on Sunday (December 15).
The competition consists of 30 matches: 5 Four-Ball matches, 5 Foursomes matches, 4 Four-Ball matches, 4 Four-Ball matches and 12 singles matches.
How to watch the Presidents Cup
The Presidents Cup will be shown live on Sky Sports Golf throughout the UK.
Due to Melbourne being 11 hours ahead of the UK, coverage of the opening day begins at 9.30pm on Wednesday night.
Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the action via the Sky Go app.
However, non-subscription holders can also stream the event, by purchasing a Sky Sports pass through NOW TV.
Presidents Cup teams
United States team:
Tiger Woods (Captain)
Fred Couples (Non-playing assistant captain)
Ernie Els, South Africa (Non-playing captain)
K. J. Choi, South Korea (Non-playing assistant captain)
Geoff Ogilvy, Australia
Trevor Immelman, South Africa
Mike Weir, Canada
Marc Leishman, Australia
Hideki Matsuyama, Japan
Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa
Adam Scott, Australia
Abraham Ancer, Mexico
Li Haotong, China
Pan Cheng-tsung, Chinese
Cameron Smith, Australia
Im Sung-jae, South Korea
An Byeong-hun, South Korea
Adam Hadwin, Canada
Joaquín Niemann, Chile