Couples, Mickelson named as U.S. Team Vice Captains
United States Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker named Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson as Vice Captains for the 2020 Ryder Cup, which will be played September 21-26 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
“I’ve been staying in close contact with both Freddie and Phil, talking about all things Ryder Cup, for a while now," said Captain Steve Stricker. "They provide honest and impactful feedback, and both have such a passion for the Ryder Cup. I’m honored that they were willing to join our Team and help put us in the best position to win in a few weeks at Whistling Straits.”
This is Couples’ second term as a Ryder Cup Vice Captain, after serving in 2012 alongside Davis Love III. Couples also competed for the United States in five Ryder Cup competitions: 1989, ‘91, ‘93, ‘95 and ‘97.
Couples has 15 PGA Tour victories and won the 1992 Masters.
Mickelson has been a fixture in the U.S. Ryder Cup team for over 20 years. Mickelson owns some of the most notable records on the U.S. side including most appearances (12), most U.S. four-ball points won (9) and most overall matches played (47).
The 51-year old has 6 Major Championships, including the 2021 PGA Championship in May.