Woods' goal for task force: Only do this 'once'


Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Although Tiger Woods wasn’t on this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team, he will be a part of the 11-member panel tasked with fixing what went wrong at Gleneagles.

The task force plans to have its first meeting next week and while Woods didn’t have many details on what the group may suggest, he was clear on what he hopes the group accomplishes.

“I think our job going forward is so we only have this task force once,” said Woods. “It's to create a matrix and create a process going forward so everyone is happy with the selection process, not only the players, but the captain, assistant captains.

“If we do our job correctly, we're only going to have this once.”

Woods was also asked about Phil Mickelson’s comments after this year’s matches, when Lefty said the PGA of America had “strayed from a winning formula in 2008.”

“I wasn't part of the team. So I don't know,” said Woods, although he seemed to acknowledge that this year’s team room was less than united. “I only know a few things that happened within the team room from certain players and caddies. But a lot of the guys just weren't happy with it.”

The task force includes PGA president Derek Sprague, CEO Pete Bevacqua, vice president Paul Levy, Raymond Floyd, Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Woods.