Published: Oct 20, 2011 6:17 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 20, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Australian player Geoff Ogilvy criticized Fred Couples for giving Tiger Woods a Presidents Cup captain's pick a month early.

Ogilvy, a member of the International team that will play the United States next month at Royal Melbourne, said in a telephone conference call Thursday he didn't agree with Couples' move to publicly assure Woods of a captain's pick before they had to be made.

Couples added Woods and Tour Championship winner Bill Haas to the 10 automatic picks, leaving out PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley. Bradley, the PGA Grand Slam winner Wednesday in Bermuda, could still end up at Royal Melbourne as an injury replacement for Steve Stricker, fighting a herniated disk in his neck.