7 Jun 2014

Jay Haas named US Presidents Cup captain

3:58 pm on 7 June 2014

Jay Haas will captain the US Presidents Cup golf team next year while Zimbabwe's Nick Price will return as International team captain.

The biennial competition, which pits a 12-man team from the United States against a line-up of international players from outside Europe, will be played in South Korea next October, marking the first Presidents Cup to be staged in Asia.

Price, who played on five Presidents Cup teams, was captain at the 2013 matches at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, won by the US team 18-1/2 to 15-1/2.

Price has named Korean PGA Tour member K.J. Choi as his vice captain and says it's appropriate the event, which alternates between US and international venues, has come to South Korea, which has become a "powerhouse in golf."

Haas played on three Presidents Cup teams and served as an assistant to captain Fred Couples in the last three events, which were won by the US side.

His son, Bill, played on the previous two US teams.

Haas returned the favor by naming Couples as one of his assistants.

The US team has won the Presidents Cup eight times while the International side has won once with one competition ending in a draw.