Tiger Woods is the captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup team and it has been up for debate for a while as to whether he would be just a captain or name himself a “playing captain.”
That question may now have an answer.
On Thursday, Woods wrote a post on the PGA Tour’s website – that somehow slipped past everyone – and it went as expected. He addressed several members of the team not having ever made the trip to Australia (Koepka and Thomas) and how even though the top eight spots are filled, that there are several guys like Fowler, Finau, Lefty, Reed, Woodland, Spieth, and rookies Wolff and Morikawa who have all played well this season.
However, the most notable thing from the post was how Woods signed off…
It’s going to be a great experience down at Royal Melbourne. Having played in two Presidents Cups on the Composite Course, I’m looking forward to seeing how the guys attack it. When I first played there in ’98, I thought it was just an amazing experience to play something that quick, that fast and where you really have to think your way around the course. The wind plays such a major factor in how the golf course is played. If you get the northerlies coming in there and it gets hard and fast and it’s hot, that place is one of the most demanding golf courses you’ll ever play.
The guys will thoroughly enjoy the fact that the ball runs. It’ll move on the fairways and it’ll move on the greens. Some of the guys who have played events in the Sandbelt in the past will tell you it’s one of the best collections of golf courses on the planet. It’s really a unique experience and some of the greatest golf you play.
I can’t wait to feel the atmosphere at Royal Melbourne. Melbourne is one of the greatest sporting cities in the world and I know their fans will turn out to watch another great Presidents Cup. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, make sure you head to PresidentsCup.com.
Till next time.
I guess that’s our answer.
Tiger Woods – U.S. Team Playing Captain
I’m ok with it.
Michael is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Stiff Shaft. He is also the Senior Editor of Golfweek Custom Media and covers the World Long Drive for Golf Channel.
He has 8+ years of covering golf, is an LSU fan, and prefers to hit driver-wedge as often as possible.