One of Cedar Rapids' most popular native sons is set to be an assistant captain of the 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team, the first time he's received the honor. This year's team will be led by Tiger Woods.

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In a media release, Tiger Woods said,

Zach brings a lot of passion and energy to the team. He's so well respected among his peers and we've grown close on Tour throughout our careers. I value his advice, and he can help me make important decisions during the week.

Johnson has been on the U.S. Presidents Cup team four times and has a record of 10-6-1. He was part of the team in 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015. Zach was also an assistant captain for last year's U.S. Ryder Cup team.

The other two 2019 Presidents Cup assistant captains are Steve Stricker and Fred Couples. The event is held December 9 thru 15 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.