Tiger Woods is expected to be named as the captain of the US 2019 Presidents Cup team after he put in a superb performance at the Valspar Championship this weekend, according to a report on Golf.com.

The American looked like he was back to his best over the weekend and played some incredible golf, which had many people thinking that he would claim the Valspar Championship title.

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However, Woods missed out on the title by one shot to British golfer Paul Casey, who survived the pressure put on him by Woods and Patrick Reed, who both finished in second place.

US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has already picked Woods and Steve Stricker to serve as Ryder Cup vice-captains later in the year, which is due to take place at Le Golf National in Paris.

An official announcement of Woods being the Presidents Cup team captain is expected to be made tomorrow.

The tournament, which takes place at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, has seen Woods be the assistant captain last year as the US went on to secure an easy victory.

Woods has played in eight Presidents Cups, winning 24.5 points, the second-most in US history.

He could become the first playing captain in Presidents Cup history for the US, with the last playing captain in Ryder Cup being Arnold Palmer in the 1963 edition.

The US has won the competition seven times in a row whilst the Internationals merely have one win since the competition was made in 1994.

Ernie Els is set to be named as the captain for the international side as he looks to battle with Woods once again in his career.