Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker will join Davis Love III as U.S. Ryder Cup vice captains for September’s match in France, U.S. captain Jim Furyk announced Tuesday.
“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,” Furyk said. “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.”
Although Woods has designs on making the team as a player, he welcomed the opportunity to be a vice captain for the second time, after serving in the post at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National. The 42-year-old has competed in seven Ryder Cups and eight Presidents Cups.
“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.”
Stricker has served as a vice captain twice before and played in three Ryder Cups. The Wisconsin native led the Americans to a landslide victory last fall in the Presidents Cup.
“We plan to keep the momentum and the spirit of Hazeltine alive and channel it to our advantage in Paris,” Stricker said. “I am ready to get to work and do all that I can to ensure that we hold on to the cup.”