Jim Furyk: No Double Duty For Tiger Woods At Ryder Cup If He Makes Team

August 14, 2018 at 10:12 am by Terez in Jim Furyk, Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, captain Jim Furyk said that if Woods does make the roster as a player, he will be removed from his assistant responsibilities. “I want to make sure I have five vice-captains there,” Furyk said. “That’s what we’re allowed, and I see a lot of value in having all five there.” At the moment, Furyk only has tabbed three assistants—Woods, two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Steve Stricker, meaning he could be searching for three assistants along with the four player selections on the slate. As for Woods’ prospects, Furyk responded in the affirmative. “What is important is how well Tiger has played,” Furyk said. “Sixth place at The Open Championship, a second place at the PGA. His game—I think the word he used is ‘trending.’ His game is trending. So it’s great to see him playing well.” Woods hasn’t played in a U.S. team event since the 2013 Presidents Cup, although has served as an assistant at the 2016 Ryder Cup and 2017 Presidents Cup. – TO