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The Tour Report

December 16 2011

6:23 PM

Tiger: Freddie for Ryder Captain

If Tiger Woods has his way, Fred Couples will be Ryder Cup captain for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles, he wrote on his season-ending blog . 

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Couples has served as Captain for the last two Presidents Cups, with the Americans winning handily both times.

"I've heard people question whether Fred would be a good Ryder Cup Captain, and I just don't get it," Woods wrote. "I think that Fred is a great Captain. Whether it's The Presidents Cup or the Ryder Cup, it doesn't matter.

"The way he keeps us loose and how much fun we have -- it's just great to play for him. He's a lot more competitive than people realize. He just doesn't show it. He shows it with us around, but the public doesn't see it."

Couples famously used a Captain's Pick on Woods for the 2011 Presidents Cup after Woods didn't qualify on points. Woods went 2-3 in his matches, but his Singles victory was the clinching point for the U.S.

"Fred stuck his neck out for me, and I was very grateful that he made me a Captain's Pick," Woods wrote. "To be able to secure the clinching point for the U.S. and play as well as I did down there was special for both of us."

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