Woods announced his decision at a news conference Thursday in Jupiter, Fla.
Woods also selected Tony Finau, who finished just outside the top eight who qualified; U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, who is playing on his first U.S. team; and Patrick Reed. The 2019 Presidents Cup takes place from December 12 to December 15 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.
As a captain's pick for the first time, Patrick Reed is ready to prove his worth at the Presidents Cup next month in Australia.
And he hopes he can prove Woods was right to pick him by continuing to perform on the course. A written statement channelled through the PGA Tour was a safer way of thanking Woods for his selection. He is ranked No. 14 in the world.
Jordan Spieth, 26: This pick would be a gamble for Woods. Reed, 29, has two previous Presidents Cup appearances. It's a head-scratcher that Finau has just a single win on the PGA Tour.
"I'm excited to add my talent to the mix of guys and to play for Tiger", Finau said. "It was a goal of mine to start the season". I was very pleased to get that phone call. "It's one that I'll remember forever".
Some others on the US workforce include things like Thomas, Simpson, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Matt Kuchar. "'You're on the team, quit being stupid.' At the time, I haven't even swung a club", Woods said.
"I actually like moderately a lot of correct chums who are Australian and play out here and because of that I witness ahead to it and getting these crowds riled up, that's roughly what I decide to create".
"Three great minds to help me when I'm playing". It's going to be hard, but I have three awesome assistants.
Woods is also the first captain to pick himself for the Presidents Cup - Irwin qualified automatically for the event, which pits the U.S. against a rest of the world team minus Europe, as one of the top eight-ranked USA players at the time. "Two guys who have won Presidents Cup and Zach, who will be a future captain". However, Woods is a 15-time major champion, while Fowler has zero majors next to his name. "Let him focus on that. I feel like I've played some solid golf".
Woods said calling Fowler to tell him he didn't make the team was the "toughest call" he had to make. The other golfers on the worldwide team are Adam Hadwin of Canada, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Abraham Ancer of Mexico, Haotong Li of China, Cheng-tsung Pan of Chinese Taipei, Sung-jae Im of South Korea and Joaquin Niemann of Chile. The U.S. Team has only one loss in Presidents Cup history.
Woods will be playing in his ninth Presidents Cup, and his first since 2013.