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Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson join Fred Couples and Zach Johnson as assistants for Team USA; Davis Love III will captain the United States and South Africa’s Trevor Immelman will lead the international team at the 2022 Presidents Cup September 22-25 at Quail Hollow

Last update: 02/08/22 22:10

Steve Stricker steps into role after captaining USA to Ryder Cup win

Davis Love III has named Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson as his final two assistant captains for Team USA in next month’s Presidents Cup.

Stricker and Simpson join Fred Couples and Zach Johnson, who were previously named assistants.

Love will captain the USA team and Trevor Immelman of South Africa will lead the international team at Quail Hollow from September 22-25.

Stricker, 55, captained the Americans to a one-sided Ryder Cup victory over Team Europe last year.

“Steve has been a great friend to so many PGA Tour players over the years, and I know the camaraderie he brings both on the golf course and in the team room will be incredibly valuable come September.” , Love said.

“As we watch this youth movement within Team USA, having Steve as a trusted ally in tense situations is something I know our players will lean on.”

Webb Simpson is a member of the Quail Hollow tournament venue

Webb Simpson is a member of the Quail Hollow tournament venue

Simpson is young for an assistant at 36, but he is a member of Quail Hollow and will provide vital course knowledge in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Webb is a fiery competitor and a player who has served as an incredible role model to so many young guys on the tour,” Love added.

“Adding someone with his experience to the squad room, who is also a peer and one of the best players in the game, will be a great addition to the week at Quail Hollow. I know he is thrilled to help lead Team USA on their home course.”

The top six players in the Team USA points standings as of August 21 will automatically qualify for the Presidents Cup squad. As of Tuesday, those six are Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau, with Jordan Spieth being seventh.

Love will make six captain picks to complete the team.

Michael C. Ford