Tiger Woods drops Ryder Cup bombshell days before 2024 Masters

Tiger Woods has revealed he may well lead Team USA at the 2025 Ryder Cup as he spoke of his 2024 Masters chances at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods confirmed he may well lead Team USA at the 2025 Ryder Cup on the eve of the Masters

Woods, 48, met with reporters for a news conference on 9 April before his 26th appearance at Augusta National. 

The five-time green jacket winner was resolute in his position he is not here just to make up the numbers. 

"If everything comes together, I think I can get one more," he said confidently. 

Stifling a laugh, he added: "Do I need to describe that any more than that, or are we good?"


Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Woods had previously distanced himself from the Ryder Cup captaincy amid the PGA Tour's dispute with LIV Golf

The hall of famer joined the Tour's policy board last year and is playing a key role in formulating a pathway forward.

To many, Woods is now the commissioner in everything but name.  

"There's too much at stake with the future of our Tour," Woods previously said when asked about the captaincy. 

On Tuesday, he told scribes at Augusta National he will have discussions after the Masters with Seth Waugh. 

Waugh is the chief executive of the PGA of America. 

It was widely assumed that either Stewart Cink or Fred Couples will take over the reigns from Zach Johnson. 

"We're still talking about it," Woods said. 

He added: "It's something that Seth and I are going to sit back and talk about it after this event. 

"I said I'm going to be busy for a couple weeks, so let me focus on getting through this week and hopefully getting another jacket, and then we can sit back and talk about it next week."

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

Elsewhere, Woods claimed world number two Rory McIlroy is too good not to complete the career grand slam. 

"No question, he'll do it at some point," Woods said of the 34-year-old Northern Irishman.  

"He's just -- Rory's too talented, too good. 

"He's going to be playing this event for a very long time. He'll get it done. It's just a matter of when.

"But, yes, I think that Rory will be a great Masters champion one day, and it could be this week. 

"You never know. I just think that just, again, the talent that he has, the way he plays game and the golf course fits his eye, it's just a matter of time."

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