Tiger Woods is now the second favourite for the Masters. He could potentially be a playing captain given how well he's hitting it right now and the fact that he's finished in the top 15 in each of his last two PGA Tour starts.
Tiger Woods will be named the United States' captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup, according to the Associated Press.
Woods and Els have been locked in battle for many years, with Els finishing runner-up to Woods seven times in the majors (the most of any player), but none more so than at the 2003 Presidents Cup when the scores were tied at 17-17 in South Africa, the home nation of Els.
However, his return to form may complicate that with Woods likely to qualify for the team as a player if he continues to play well.
Also the announcement of Woods as the 2022 USA Captain will be a huge boost to the Presidents Cup that has suffered for many years given the USA side has won 10 of 12 events since the inaugural tournament in 1994.
South African Ernie Els will be captain of the global team for next year's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, a source told Reuters on Monday. He's reached out in those team rooms and really been a big part of helping the younger players and being alongside of them and then also helping the captain with some hard tasks and asks and X's and O's.
Woods has been heavily involved in team event while not playing in recent years because of back injuries.
Woods has played on eight Presidents Cup teams during his career but 2019 will mark his first since 2013.
A phone message left by Morning Read with a PGA Tour official who has responsibility for administering the biennial Presidents Cup was not returned.
The Presidents Cup, which began in 1994 and was patterned after the Ryder Cup to give global players from outside Europe a chance to compete, has been one-sided since the start.
"There's got to be a two-way street; we just want to be treated fairly".
Captains alone will not change the outcome, a position that former worldwide captains Greg Norman and Nick Price have expressed.
Bookmakers Neds have Woods at $7 to win at Bay Hill for an incredible ninth time, ahead of Day at $13.