Fresh off of his first successful international competition in a non-playing role, Tiger Woods has once again been tapped to put in an earpiece, drive a cart and bring the players waters. Steve Stricker announced Woods, along with Davis Love III and Fred Couples, as his first three captain’s assistants for the 2017 Presidents Cup.
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U.S. captain Steve Stricker and International team captain Nick Price linked up exactly one year before the matches are slated to begin in New Jersey. Here’s the preamble to the Presidents Cup’s statement.
At Captains’ Day to celebrate the one-year countdown to the 2017 Presidents Cup, U.S. Team Captain Steve Stricker and International Team Captain Nick Price announced their captains’ assistants: Stricker appointed Fred Couples, Davis Love III and Tiger Woods as his captain’s assistants; and Price named Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone and Geoff Ogilvy as his captain’s assistants. The 2017 Presidents Cup will be played at Liberty National Golf Club, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept. 26-Oct. 1.
Stricker said in announcing Woods that he and Tiger both hope that the 14-time major champion can make his way to Liberty National as a playing member of the team, but regardless of his comeback efforts, he will be a member of the leadership for the second straight competition.
Tiger’s effort to make the team as a player begins next week at the Safeway Open where he will make his first start on the PGA Tour in over a year.