Could Tiger Woods be a playing-captain in the 2016 Ryder Cup? Don’t rule it out, says U.S. captain Davis Love III.
Woods is not expected to be one of the eight players who automatically qualifies for the team, but if he’s back on the PGA Tour and “playing well,” Love said, he would consider making Woods one of his four captain’s picks.
“He doesn’t have to be number nine in points to get picked,” Love said in a GOLF LIVE interview that will air in its entirety next Tuesday.
“He’s itching to play as much as anybody,” Love said. “If he’s playing well, it would be hard not to go with him.”
Woods hasn’t played competitive golf since the Wyndham Championship last August, although he appears to be working himself back into form. His agent, Mark Steinberg, has not provided a timetable for Woods’s return, but there are reports that he could be back as early as the Wells Fargo Championship next week.
Woods has a 13-17-3 record in the Ryder Cup. Whether or not he plays at Hazeltine National in September, Woods will be in attendance as one of Love’s vice captains.