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Davis Love III replaces Tiger Woods as U.S. captain for 2022 Presidents Cup

Davis Love III (pictured) will captain the United States Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup, while South Africa's Trevor Immelman will captain the International Team. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Davis Love III (pictured) will captain the United States Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup, while South Africa's Trevor Immelman will captain the International Team. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Veteran golfer Davis Love III has been named captain of the United States Team for the 2022 Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday.

The tournament was planned for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, before it was postponed to Sept. 19 to 25, 2022, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C., will host the tournament.

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Love is a Charlotte native.

"Davis has been instrumental in the foundation and continued growth of the Presidents Cup, and it's only fitting that he returns to Charlotte to lead the U.S. Team in 2022," PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a news release.

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"He has been a role model to so many young players on the PGA Tour, and I know that leadership will serve him well in this role as he leans on his wealth of experience as a competitor and captain in team competition."

South Africa's Trevor Immelman will captain the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup. The U.S. Team has won eight-consecutive Presidents Cup titles and has an 11-1-1 overall record against the International Team.

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"Congrats to Davis Love III on being named U.S. Team captain," Immelman tweeted on Tuesday. "Quail Hollow is going to be an amazing venue for the Presidents Cup. We can't wait."

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Tiger Woods captained the U.S. team to a victory in 2019 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Steve Stricker, Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Jack Nicklaus, Ken Venturi, Arnold Palmer and Hale Irwin also have served as U.S. Team captains.

"With the event heading to Charlotte in 2022, there is no better fit for the captain's role," Woods wrote in a letter to Love, which Love read in a Twitter video.

"The opportunity to captain a Presidents Cup team in your home state will be something special. ... With my captain duties relinquished, I plan to focus my attention on earning a spot on your team and helping the U.S. retain the Cup."

"The Carolinas mean so much to me and my family, and it's humbling to know that I will return to Charlotte in this new role to help carry on the rich sports tradition the Queen City has developed through the years," Love said.

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"Alongside Trevor, we will help build an event atmosphere everyone can take immense pride in while showcasing this region to sports fans around the world."

Love, 56, is a 21-time winner on the PGA Tour. The World Golf Hall of Fame member has represented the U.S. six times at the Presidents Cup. He was an assistant captain in 2013, 2015 and 2017. He also captained the U.S. at the 2012 and 2016 Ryder Cups.

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