While Tiger Woods’ comeback to competitive golf is still up in the air following his fourth back surgery, the golf world will see the 14-time major champion next month at the biennial Presidents Cup matches where he will take part as one of Steve Stricker’s assistant captains.
Woods excelled under Davis Love III at the 2016 Ryder Cup, and after bouncing back from his latest surgery, he’s committed to be on hand at Liberty National Golf Club next month.
According to Capt. Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods wants to be an Assistant Captain at next month’s Presidents Cup and is well enough to do so.
— Ron Mintz (@MintzGolf) August 25, 2017
GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard found out Woods’ plans from the U.S. Captain, Steve Stricker, earlier this week at The Northern Trust.
Although he’s played just a single PGA Tour event the last two seasons, Tiger Woods has taken on a new role as a U.S. team leader.
Woods served as a vice captain to Davis Love III last year at the Ryder Cup and will be one of Steve Stricker’s assistants next month at the Presidents Cup.
“It will be good to have him there. Guys are looking forward to it and I know he’s looking forward to it as well,” Stricker said on Thursday at The Northern Trust. “He wants to get back in the mix, and I know he’s itching to get back out here, and this will be a first step for him.”
Although Woods’ influence on the U.S. team has been beneficial, his attendance at Liberty National next month wasn’t assured following a fourth back surgery in April that has kept him from playing on the PGA Tour since January.
“I talked to him a few times, just to make sure he’s good and still coming [to the Presidents Cup],” Stricker said. “A couple of months ago, he wasn’t feeling well enough to come, now, he is, he said.”
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