Tiger picks himself for Presidents Cup — Tiger Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the second playing captain in the Presidents Cup. Woods was introduced as captain in March 2018, and he has won three times since then, including his 15th major when he won the Masters in April. The Presidents Cup is Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. Woods also selected Tony Finau, who finished just outside the top eight who qualified; U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, who is playing on his first U.S. team; and Patrick Reed.
Maggert takes 1st-round Schwab Cup lead — Jeff Maggert used a hot new putter to take the first-round lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and Bernhard Langer, Jerry Kelly, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie made moves to catch Scott McCarron in the PGA Tour Champions’ season standings. Maggert shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday in perfect conditions at Phoenix Country Club to take a one-stroke lead over Langer, with Miguel Angel Jimenez, Paul Goydos and Steve Flesch another shot back, and Kelly and Goosen at 66 with Lee Janzen and Scott Parel.
USC hires new AD — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC president Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann abruptly resigned. The 58-year-old Bohn has spent the past five years as the athletic director at the University of Cincinnati. He also has been the AD at Colorado, San Diego State and Idaho during a 35-year career in administration that began at the Air Force Academy. Bohn is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he played baseball.
U.S. defeats Sweden in friendly — Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press added a goal and the United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night in a friendly at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in his first match as head coach. The U.S. is 19-1-3 in 2019 and has a 22-match unbeaten streak. Lloyd, who has 22 multi-goal games, has 120 international goals and leads the U.S. in scoring this year with 15. Next up for the U.S. squad is Costa Rica on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida.
— From wire reports