On Wednesday, United States Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson announced he has brought on Fred Couples as a vice captain.
Couples represented the U.S. in five Ryder Cups, and this will be his third time serving as a vice captain.
“Freddie has the unique ability to relate and get along with every player, no matter their age,” Johnson said in a statement. “In turn, they respect and admire him, which ultimately creates a positive team dynamic. There’s a reason he’s been a vice captain three times. I know Freddie will do everything in his power to help our U.S. Team be successful in Italy.”
Couples was part of the winning staff in the 2020 edition at Whistling Straits.
“Competing as a player in the Ryder Cup and serving as a Vice Captain for the U.S. Team top the list of the most fulfilling weeks of my career,” Couples said in a release. “Zach is an incredible leader, and I look forward to helping him over the next five months and in Italy to bring home a victory.”
The 2023 Ryder Cup is scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.