Couples as a playing Presidents Cup captain


LOS ANGELES – With Fred Couples playing so well, it’s natural to wonder if he wants to be a playing captain when he leads the Americans against the Internationals at the Presidents Cup in Australia Nov. 17-20.

After all, Couples’ close friend, Davis Love III, wants to be a playing captain when he leads the American Ryder Cup team against Europe next year.

“No,” Couples said earlier in the week at the Northern Trust Open. “It gives me thoughts of playing better golf, but to play? No. I’m a Champions Tour player who plays a couple times on the PGA Tour. But, no way. If I could win by 10, I would still say no way.”