Mickelson has struggled with his play lately and didn't qualify for the team on points this year - he was a captain's selection. He enjoyed the camaraderie, the strategy and, yes, the winning.
He scribbled notes on the paper in front of him, talked in hushed tones with the other assistants and leaned over Stricker's shoulder like a kid trying to get a peek at the answer key.
"Overall, I'm very optimistic how I'm progressing", Woods said Wednesday. "The bouncing just hurt too much", he said. "Driving a auto still hurt".
Tiger Woods has admitted for the first time that his competitive golf career could be over due to his prolonged back trouble.
The theory is this generally put the worldwide team at a disadvantage.
The man who changed the face of the game has seen his personal life fall apart in front of the world since he was revealed as a serial love cheat in 2009.
"But I think President Trump is right". "It's been a lot of fun".
"I've been fairly happy to fill that role the last couple of years. This is a great group of guys". They'll feel as though they belong on the team and won't be afraid to speak up when need be. Almost every USA player has faced questions on two topics this week: the national anthem and assistant captain Tiger Woods. Furyk will be the 2018 Ryder Cup captain and you can be certain some of those names already listed will assist him in Paris. It would be nice to be able to get more than the points that I got back in 2015.
It's a notion that might've sounded ludicrous just a half-decade ago.
Woods, 41, has not played a tournament since withdrawing prior to the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February. "He spent more time on that than he did homework at Stanford, there's no question about that".
Price, who does not have as much strength in depth, left out Canadian Adam Hadwin and Indian Anirban Lahiri. There are 30 points available in total, and the first team to 15.5 is the victor. The event lasts four days with five matches of foursomes on Thursday, five matches of fourball on Friday, four matches of foursomes and fourball on Saturday, and then 12 singles matches on Sunday. He's very into it. Those guys have their right and freedom of speech to do what they want. We all love having him.
Price said his team had a lot of power.
As has been the case for the past two decades, Woods' machinations are still garnering more attention than those of his peers.
"It really is a joy to be around him", Brooks Koepka said.
Woods, a 14-time major champion and the former world No. 1 player, is an assistant captain for the U.S. Team in the Presidents Cup tournament that begins Thursday at Liberty National Golf Club, and despite a tumultuous year personally, Woods was surprisingly upbeat about his future. Getting a team competition under their belts for guys who haven't been in one before on the professional stage - Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger - will be invaluable for the next Ryder Cup and Ryder Cups to come.