Woods on Ryder Cup role: 'Anything for the team'


NASSAU, Bahamas – Some see Tiger Woods’ ambition – and acceptance – to become a Ryder Cup vice captain as self-acknowledgement to the end of his competitive days.

Woods said Tuesday at the Hero World Challenge that’s it’s just a willingness to assist the American team.

“I told [U.S. Ryder Cup captain] Davis [Love III] from the outset that once we selected him … that I would do anything that it took to help the team,” Woods said.

“When I was asked to be part of the task force and I committed to that, and all the guys on the conference call, they all know my feelings were about the Ryder Cup and how I wanted to be part of it.

“[Love] said, ‘I want you to be an assistant captain.’ ‘OK, I’m in.’ It wasn’t a real complicated conversation.”

Woods is one of four U.S. team vice captains, including Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Tom Lehman. A fifth assistant will be named in the future.