Tiger Woods will be at the Ryder Cup — as either a player or vice captain — and 2015 British Open champion Zach Johnson says the addition of the 14-time major winner will be “invaluable.”
On Wednesday, U.S. captain Davis Love III announced Woods as one of three vice captains for the 2016 event at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minnesota, along with Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk. After the announcement, Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis spoke to Johnson, a four-time Ryder Cup team member, about Woods being involved with next year’s team.
“…(Tiger) is passionate about the Cups, specifically about the Ryder Cup,” Johnson said. “So when you have, in my opinion, the best player that I’ve ever played with as a guy inside your team room, regardless if he’s playing or not, that’s huge. I know that he is in our best interest and I know that the information and knowledge he has as a competitor and also as a golfer is going to be invaluable.”
Now we wait to see if Woods can make the team as a playing captain. It should be an interesting 2016 season.