U.S. Ryder Cup crew captain Steve Stricker told reporters on Wednesday that he hopes to have Woods serve as one of many crew’s vice captains at Whistling Straits in September. However, Stricker conceded that Woods nonetheless may not be out there for the occasion by then.
“I’ve talked to him; I don’t know if we are there yet to commit to him being there,” Stricker stated. “He’s still got a lot going on, and his spirits are great, though, as of late. We were on a Zoom call with him just last week, and he seems like he’s in a better place. He’s still got some ways to go.
“But I’d like to have him there. Who would not, proper? The guys actually respect him, and he did a fantastic job as [Presidents Cup] captain [in 2019], and he was an assistant of mine in 2017 [at the Presidents Cup] and he was unbelievable. He would do something for you, and he is completely, completely vested within the state of affairs and the method, virtually to the purpose of, he is on it early and a lot, it is like, ‘Dude, we have nonetheless obtained months to go but.’ He’s actually good at being an assistant, and I’d like to have him be there if it is in any respect potential.”
It has been almost three months since Woods sustained extensive leg injuries in a one-car rollover collision in Los Angeles. Woods has made regular progress in his restoration since undergoing several surgeries following the crash and recently released a photo of himself on his yard golf course in a strolling boot and on crutches.
It’s unclear if Woods shall be bodily ready or logistically out there in 4 months to be on the Ryder Cup, however his presence would absolutely be a welcome sight in a 12 months of participating from afar.
Woods has participated in eight Ryder Cups in his profession going again to 1997, holding a 13-21-3 report within the occasion. He’s additionally participated in 9 Presidents Cup, captaining the crew in 2019.
Per ESPN, Stricker has already selected Davis Love III, Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk as assistants for this year’s event, and will likely name two more.
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