Sep 12th, 2016
Mickelson impressed by Tiger’s vice captaincy
Believes they have a proper game plan
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Tiger Woods may be coming back to the PGA Tour in October, but his immediate focus will be on his role as Ryder Cup assistant captain. And Phil Mickelson is already impressed by him.
According to a report from the Golf Channel, Phil said: "I am so happy to see how well he has thought this through. I can’t believe our conversations just this week, how detailed he is and the pairings, the possibilities, the players. Not just what matches they’re going to play, but where on the list. He has got us really a good, solid game plan that is easy to buy into and get behind. I’m very impressed."
Davis Love confirmed a while back that Tiger would be the team’s tactician, and he is clearly taking his role very seriously indeed. One way or another Tiger will have a big impact on this Ryder Cup. He will be a lightening rod for the US fans, and his presence on the course will be electrifying. Being a vice captain rather than a player is going to add a whole new dimension to what is already building up to be another rollercoaster ride.
And Tiger is totally right to be focusing on the pairings. We can’t think of another Ryder Cup where the interest in the possible pairings has been so great. With Europe fielding six rookies, we can’t wait to find out how both captains play their hands.