Reed earned the nickname Captain America after his excellence at the 2016 Ryder Cup during which he relished whipping up the partisan home crowd, and he is ready for whatever the galleries in Australia can throw at him.
The decision was hardly a surprise.
Gary Woodland, 35: Reigning U.S. Open champ Woodland was in good form during the PGA Tour's recent Asian swing.
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Woods did not say what kind of contingency plan he had if Koepka couldn't make it. He also left open the option of adding an assistant captain now that he'll be playing. He now has Fred Couples, Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson.
"It would not be seriously a workforce celebration with no having him there, particularly with how he is been playing", Reed additional.
"Freddie was pretty ardent".
"This is a person that is as fiery as they come and he's bleeding red, white and blue and he will do anything to get points for you, and that's what we want", Woods said.
"I was ready to get on the correct aspect and get the game in type and perform the way I'm meant to be actively playing, and for the reason that of that, I was blessed enough to be in a position to get a select".
Everyone is required to play in at least one match ahead of the Sunday singles, meaning Woods only has to play twice. Reed has never been known to possess much of a filter but his takedown of the US performance drew condemnation from a slew of former players and pundits.More news: Elisabeth Moss Is Fighting for Her Life
The eight Americans who played their way onto the team via points are Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau. "Two guys who have won Presidents Cup and Zach, who will be a future captain".
The worldwide team, who is captained by Ernie Els of South Africa, are represented by golfers from nine different countries.
Royal Melbourne is where the worldwide team had its only victory in 1998. Finau was a captain's pick in the 2018 Ryder Cup and went 2-1-0.
Woods announced Finau as his first at-large pick.
For months the biggest debate surrounding the biennial event was whether American captain Tiger Woods should pick himself to play in Melbourne, Australia. Reed, 29, has two previous Presidents Cup appearances.More news: Sung by Salman Khan, here's 'Yu Karke' from 'Dabangg 3'