Tiger Woods to type key a part of USA’s 2023 Ryder Cup group in bid to finish 30-year streak

Tiger Woods is ready to play a key position in America’s bid to win a primary Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993, whether or not he attends the occasion or not.

Woods, aged 46, has struggled with health issues after breaking each legs in an horrific car crash in February final yr. Nevertheless, he did return to the golf circuit this yr taking part in within the Masters and the Open Championship.

The 15-time main winner has performed in eight Ryder Cup competitions throughout his profession and was vice-captain in 2016 and 2018, however missed America’s triumph final yr simply months after his automobile crash.

US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson says Woods is already having an affect on their preparations forward of the competitors in Rome this time subsequent yr.

“I do not know if he’ll be right here subsequent yr, however he’ll be part of this group in some capability,” Johnson stated. “He already is virtually.

“He loves the Ryder Cup. He has made it a precedence. Whether or not it is journey or what have you ever, however he and I will probably be in fixed communication. He has nice concepts. He’s nice at encouragement, at all times constructive.

“He’s very calculated on the subject of these group occasions, he places plenty of vitality and energy into them, whether or not it is cellphone calls, FaceTime, or simply textual content messages for these he hasn’t been at.

“I keep in mind in 2016 when he was the vice captain and he absolutely embraced his position. I’ll depend upon him, and never solely myself however a few of the gamers. He is very a lot part of Workforce USA. He’s extraordinarily passionate concerning the Ryder Cup, and it reveals in a variety of other ways.”

USA Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson says Tiger Woods will probably be concerned together with his group subsequent yr

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The USA stormed to a report 19-9 win over Europe at Wisconsin final yr and likewise gained the Presidents Cup final month towards a world group not together with European gamers. Nevertheless, the American facet may very well be weakened from that of 12 months in the past if LIV Golf gamers are banned from taking part in with Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson all taking part in an element of their 2021 victory.

In the meantime, Europe can be with out stalwarts Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia whereas earlier captain Henrik Stenson was stripped of his position after becoming a member of the Saudi-backed circuit.

Nevertheless, Workforce Europe captain Luke Donald believes subsequent yr’s Ryder Cup can “unify” the world of golf giving hope that LIV Golf gamers will obtain invitations.

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