Tiger Woods has been named as a wildcard for the Presidents Cup in November.
"I talk to Tiger a lot and I know he is working hard. I am counting on him to play well in Australia," said Couples.
The event begins in Melbourne on Thursday, November 17.
United States team (captained by Fred Couples): Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, David Toms, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Bill Haas
International team (captained by Greg Norman): Jason Day, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley (Australia); Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els (South Africa); KJ Choi, Kim Kyung-tae, YE Yang (South Korea); Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)