Jay Haas and Nick Price named 2015 Presidents Cup captains

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Jay Haas and Nick Price were named captains of the US and International teams for the 2015 Presidents Cup.

For Haas it will be his first time -- and the first person not named Jack Nicklaus or Fred Couples to captain since Ken Venturi in 2000.

He was asked whether he ever thought he would captain a Presidents Cup team.

"About 10 minutes ago maybe" said Haas. "No, I guess as an individual player, it was my goal to make any of these teams and to be in that room, I don't think there's been a better feeling for me than looking around across the room and seeing Tiger or Captain Nicklaus or whoever it might be, and to be one of those players, that was always my goal.

"I didn't really aspire to be a captain, never thought that that would be in the cards for me."

Price will be captaining the International team for the second time in two competitions and will have K.J. Choi as his assistant captain.

"I'm obviously delighted to have been asked to do this again," said Price. "Last year was a learning experience for me, and I just want to thank the players who were on the team last year because without them, I don't think I'd be sitting here again because I know Tim [Finchem] went and polled all of them, so I must have done something right to be back here."

Fred Couples will be the assistant captain to Haas.

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