The question being asked here is whether or not Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson should be in the running for future Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup captain positions. There seems to be some differing opinions on the matter.
During the weekend just passed, Tiger Woods called up Fred Couples, who was serving as Jay Haas’ assistant in South Korea at the Presidents Cup. After a few minutes speaking with Couples, Woods spoke to Davis Love III, Haas’ second assistant and captain of the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
It was clear that Woods just wanted to contribute to the team. The purpose of the call was to volunteer to take an assistant captain position in the probable event that he did not make the team.
“He [Woods] was watching at home and he just had to call,” said Love. “He was talking about all the things he thought we needed to do, and he had a lot of ideas.”
Having Tiger involved excited Love, but Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee didn’t share his enthusiasm.
“I don’t really think it’s appropriate to give players leadership roles in an event they didn’t show passion for when they were competitors.”
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