Davis Love III said that golf fans shouldn’t count out Tiger Woods “quite yet” and that the former world No. 1 still expects to make the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Appearing this week on BBC Radio, Love said that he’s been in touch with Woods more often recently than in the past few years, most likely because of their connection through the Ryder Cup task force (and now the six-man committee). Last week, Love texted Woods that he missed seeing him at Bay Hill, a place where he’s won eight times.
Love said that Woods still has a “good attitude” and is working toward a return to competition.
“He’s expecting to make the (Ryder Cup) team,” Love said, before adding: “He’s working hard, I know that. I’ve talked to a few people around him who said that he’s working very hard (and) is eager to get back. I suppose he has a plan for probably the Masters, I would think. We’re hoping to see him back soon.”
Love added that Woods is “anxious” to return so he can begin accruing points for not just the Presidents Cup but also the Ryder Cup.
“I wouldn’t count him out just yet,” Love said.