PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – On the eve of this week’s Players Championship, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk used the opportunity to meet with his potential team.
Twenty players gathered at Furyk’s house, which is located just a few miles from TPC Sawgrass, for what was described as a relaxed dinner that included a little Ryder Cup talk.
“I spoke for about 15, 20 minutes. I didn’t want to keep them too long. It’s May,” Furyk smiled.
The list of players who attended the dinner included Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. All three vice captains – Davis Love III, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker – also attended the dinner, which included French wine as an ode to this year’s matches in France.
Furyk also plans to have a dinner on Thursday for a number of caddies who might be working for players on the team.