Zach Johnson is not ruling out Tiger Woods playing in the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Speaking before the Sony Open in Hawaii, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain claimed that Woods is part of the team, adding: "It's just a matter of to what degree, right?"
Qualifying for the 44th Ryder Cup will seem like a long-shot for Woods given that the now 47-year-old is reduced to limited playing opportunities.
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All being well, it's likely that we could only see the recent Hall of Fame inductee at all four major championships in 2023 and perhaps one or two more PGA Tour events.
Woods revealed before he had to withdraw from his own tournament in the Bahamas that he had developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
He is due to host the Genesis Invitational next month at Riviera and there have been unconfirmed reports that Woods is targeting a start in California.
Woods made only three starts in 2022 and completed 72 holes just once at the 86th Masters.
That being said, Johnson is not ruling out the 15-time major champ from participation providing he's "putting up some numbers".
Johnson told the media:
Johnson also believes that Woods would make be honest in the assessment of his own fitness.
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The 47th Ryder Cup will take place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy over 29 September - 1 October.
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