Tiger Woods raises fresh question mark (?) over being next Ryder Cup captain

Tiger Woods remains in talks with the PGA of America, but expresses doubt over becoming 2025 United States Ryder Cup captain.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has raised a fresh question mark as to whether or not he will have enough time to fully commit to the role of 2025 United States Ryder Cup captain at Bethpage Black. 

Woods, 48, has been hotly tipped by a number of former Ryder Cup players to soon accept the captaincy for the first time in his career. 

While Woods has past experience as a victorious Presidents Cup captain and a vice-captain at the Ryder Cup, the eight-time US Ryder Cup player has never captained his nation on the biggest team stage in our sport. 

Should Woods indeed become the 2025 US Ryder Cup captain, he will lock horns with his former long-time PGA Tour rival Luke Donald, who has once again been handed the ropes for the 2025 European Ryder Cup team.

Europe will be looking to not only win for a second consecutive time following their hard-fought five-point victory in Rome last year, but also for the first time on American soil since the 'Miracle at Medinah' in 2012. 


During Woods' latest press conference earlier today, he shut down a reporter's PGA Tour, LIV Golf question during the press conference.

Woods also addressed his current relationship with Rory McIlroy after it last week emerged he had rejected his return to the policy board. 

McIlroy then took his frustration out on the rest of his rivals as he ran out a second consecutive victory on the PGA Tour and a record fourth win at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

But back to the top of the story, and Woods' ambitions to be the next United States Ryder Cup captain at Bethpage Black...

Tiger Woods speaks with media at US PGA
Tiger Woods speaks with media at US PGA

While it sounds as though the former World No.1 is still enthused to be leading the line for the stars and stripes in 2025, there is some doubt in his mind as to whether or not he can fully commit to the captaincy given the time and efforts he is placing into the PGA Tour, PIF deal. 

The 15-time major champion is also the co-founder of TGL alongside McIlroy, a tech-infused golf league that will start up with the world's best PGA Tour players in early 2025. 

So Woods has plenty on his plate, not to mention focusing on his health and getting his golf game back on track as he attempts to set the outright record for PGA Tour wins, something Max Homa believes he can still do

When pressed by a reporter on his latest conversations with PGA of America boss Seth Waugh surrounding the 2025 US Ryder Cup captaincy, Woods said: 

"We're still talking. There's nothing that has been confirmed yet. We're still working on what that might look like. Also whether or not I have the time to do it. I'm dedicating my so much time to what we're doing with the PGA Tour, I don't want to not fulfill the role of the captaincy if I can't do it. What that all entails and representing Team USA and the commitments to the PGA of America, the players, and the fans and as I said, all of Team USA. I need to feel that I can give the amount of time that it deserves."

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