Steve Stricker (USA) and Nick Price (International) will captain their respective teams in next year’s Presidents Cup, which is in Jersey City, New Jersey. Stricker will be taking the reins as captain for the first time, while Price will be the International captain for the third time.
Taken from presidentscup.com:
“One of the world’s most picturesque golf courses, Liberty National is located along the Hudson River, with striking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. Liberty National will be just the fourth golf course in the United States to host the prestigious team match-play competition, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia., (1994, 1996, 2000, 2005), TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, (2009) and Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio (2013). The 2017 Presidents Cup will take place September 26-October 1.
“Steve Stricker and Nick Price are two of the most highly-regarded players by their peers, and bring a wealth of experience to their respective teams for the 2017 Presidents Cup,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “While this is Stricker’s first year as a captain, he has been invaluable as a team member and has had earned the respect of his contemporaries. His calm and collected personality will help guide his team at an amazing course in the one of the most beloved U.S. cities the competition has visited to date.”
The FedEx Cup has kicked off at Liberty National with the Barclays playoff event over the past few years. Players on both teams will be very familiar with the course, which should make for an exciting event.
Stricker has been a member of five U.S. Presidents cup teams and has won all five of them. Price has also appeared in the Presidents Cup five times and has three wins and two ties.
Here is the current standings for the U.S. team with the captain’s picks coming in September of 2017.
1 Jordan Spieth 1,741
2 Brandt Snedeker 1,308
3 Kevin Kisner 1,252
4 Bubba Watson 1,222
5 Kevin Na 1,137
6 Justin Thomas 1,109
7 Dustin Johnson 1,057
8 Smylie Kaufman 1,019
9 Rickie Fowler 967
10 Patrick Reed 906