Fred Couples was named a U.S. vice captain Wednesday for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.
One additional vice captain for the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 event at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club will be announced at a later date.
“Freddie has the unique ability to relate and get along with every player, no matter their age,” Johnson said in a news release. “In turn, they respect and admire him, which ultimately creates a positive team dynamic. … I know Freddie will do everything in his power to help our U.S. Team be successful in Italy.”
Couples, 63, also served as a vice captain in 2012 and 2020 and played in the Ryder Cup five times between 1989 and 1997.
“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. “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.”
Couples was a 15-time winner on the PGA Tour, including the 1992 Masters.