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Feb 21st, 2018

Tiger Woods confirmed as Ryder Cup Vice Captain

Alongside Steve Stricker and Davis Love III

Jim Furyk has confirmed that Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker will be Vice Captains for this year’s Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris.

Last week Woods said that he hoped to be a playing Vice Captain in Paris, and whilst that seems to be a very unlikely scenario, he will still be there in one capacity for certain.


"The Ryder Cup is incredibly special to me," said Woods. "I am thrilled to once again serve as a Ryder Cup Vice-Captain and I thank Jim for his confidence, friendship and support.

My goal is to make the team, but whatever happens over the course of this season, I will continue to do what I can to help us keep the Cup. I'm excited about the challenge ahead.”

Both Woods and Stricker served as Vice Captains under Love when the USA regained the trophy at Hazeltine in 2016, so they both already know the role.

Furyk stated: "To win in Paris will be a great challenge, and to have Steve and Tiger share in the journey is important for me and for American golf.

"The deep appreciation they both have for competition, the concept of team, and the Ryder Cup is infectious. Their knowledge and experience will be an invaluable resource in our effort to retain the Ryder Cup.”

Jim Furyk immediately appointed Davis Love III as a vice captain when he was announced as USA skipper in January 2017, and he will make further appointments as well. 


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TAGS: Tiger Woods, Ryder Cup, Players, Tournaments, News, 2018