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Haas, Price named captain

Nick Price and Jay Haas have been named captains of the International and United States teams for the Presidents Cup in South Korea next year.

Zimbabwean Price captained the International team last year, which was beaten 18 1/2 to 15 1/2 by the Americans at Muirfield Village.

Haas also has considerable experience having served as a captain's assistant three times, including in their 2013 victory.

The biennial competition will take place from October 6-11 next year and it will be the first time the event has been hosted in Asia, at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon.

Price has invited Korean star KJ Choi to become his vice-captain and Haas will be assisted by Fred Couples, who was captain of the victorious 2013 team.

"Nick Price and Jay Haas bring tremendous experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to The Presidents Cup and were obvious choices to captain the international and US Teams as we take the event to Asia in less than 16 months," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.