Was once Tiger Woods simply printed as the following Ryder Cup captain?

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Was Tiger Woods just revealed as the next Ryder Cup captain?


Kevin Na and Tiger Woods during last year's Players Championship.

Kevin Na and Tiger Woods, possibly the 2022 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

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Kevin Na desires to play in this 12 months’s U.S. Ryder Cup group. The announcement of that group’s captain, Steve Stricker, got here remaining February. 

Na additionally desires to play at the 2022 U.S. Ryder Cup group. The announcement of that group’s captain would possibly have come Friday. From Na. 

Tiger Woods. Or – as Na learned his slip – Tiger Woods? 

“My objective is to make the Ryder Cup group this 12 months at Whistling Straits. I would like to be part of the group,” Na mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “And I do know the next Ryder Cup is in Italy, and the captain, I consider, is Tiger Woods. So it’s every other factor I’m taking a look ahead to.”

Wait, the place did Na listen that from? Not anything formal has been introduced. 

“I heard rumors,” he informed Sky Sports activities whilst giggling. “OK, let me – am I beginning a rumor? Sorry. That’s what I heard. Am I no longer intended to mention the rest? I don’t know. I’ve heard rumors. I gained’t inform you who I heard it from, however that’s what I heard.”

Was once it Woods himself? Shut. 

“It wasn’t from him,” he informed Sky Sports activities. “It wasn’t from him. But it surely used to be from certainly one of his pals.” 

It will be the first time Woods has captained a Ryder Cup group, which the 15-time main winner has performed on 8 instances. It will no longer be the primary time he will be the captain of a group match, as he guided – and performed on – the successful U.S. Presidents Cup group remaining December. 

This 12 months’s Ryder Cup is Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, despite the fact that whether or not it’s performed as scheduled, performed with out fanatics or performed subsequent 12 months has been mentioned because of the coronavirus. The PGA Excursion has been on hiatus for the reason that heart of March as a result of the pandemic and can go back June 11 on the Charles Schwab Problem in Citadel Price, Texas. 

Na is that event’s protecting champ. He informed Sky Sports activities that “as a protecting champion, I must be there.”

“However I will be able to say, ‘I don’t really feel comfy; I don’t need to play,’ and I don’t assume any person’s going to mention the rest in opposition to that,” he mentioned. “Are there some issues that I’ve? Sure. Clearly getting on a flight is a priority. If I do take a look at sure and I will be able to’t move anyplace for 2 weeks, I will be able to’t see my circle of relatives for 2 weeks, that’s going to be depressing.

“The PGA Excursion desires to make this absolute best; they need to make certain that no person will get ill. All it takes is one participant, one caddie, one member of group of workers to get significantly ill and so they’ve were given to drag the plug.”

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