"I don't know what my future holds for me".
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - United States captain Steve Stricker swiftly and succinctly refuted any suggestion that his team members might stage a silent protest when the national anthem is played before the Presidents Cup begins this week. "I'm sure I'll be nervous but them cheering us along and having a lot of other teammates that are really good and really confident, they're going to kind of ease me if they need to". Except for the odd occasion when Professional Golfers' Association champion Justin Thomas or Rickie Fowler comes over to his house in south Florida to chip in his backyard practice facility, he's not around the players in this environment. We're finally seeing these team competitions where the captains and assistant captains are the same at several competitions.
"The pain is gone", Woods said in his first appearance since an arrest for driving under the influence on Memorial Day, "but I don't know what my golfing body is going to be like because I haven't hit a golf shot yet".
While the length of his shadow should decrease once a meaningful shot is struck, the impact of Woods' presence is unmistakable. Woods repeated what he had written in a blog post last week, that he has been hitting 60-yard wedge shots.
"I think they're in pretty good shape in the future with those guys", Miller said.
The 12th edition of the Presidents Cup tees off at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey on Thursday.
He is now in rehab from a fourth back surgery.
"I enjoy being out there with the guys".
While he has never been No. 1 in the world, never won the PGA Tour money title and never been voted PGA Tour player of the year, his record of 23 team events might never be topped - at least for a long time. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet.
Tiger Woods is relegated to cart riding during the Presidents Cup, his return to golf uncertain. Still, he wants to keep trying.
Activists angered by Trump's comments about women during his presidential campaign had urged the US Golf Association to move the tournament, which was awarded the property years before his presidential bid.
But despite a formidable USA lineup, including world No.1 Dustin Johnson and five-time major champion Phil Mickelson, Thomas wants to take on the best players outside of Europe alongside his best buddy Spieth. "It's always fun to me". "And that's something that obviously has happened before in the past, and it's happening in America right now".
He was then asked a question that required a definitive answer: Could you see a scenario where you could not come back to competitive golf? "The bouncing just hurt too much", Woods said. Most of this generation grew up facing each other no matter where they were from because of how organized junior golf has become.
Following a weekend of protests and showings of unity in the NFL, Stricker met with his four assistant captains then talked it over with his 12 players on a bus ride to NY for some television appearances.