Tiger Woods 'to be 2022 Ryder Cup captain'

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is being lined up to captain the US Ryder Cup team in 2022.

That's according to his fellow PGA Tour star Kevin Na. 

In an interview with Sky Sports News, the world No.30 appeared to let the cat out of the bag whilst discussing his dream of playing in the match.

"My goal is to make the Ryder Cup team this year, and I know the following Ryder Cup is in Italy and the captain I believe is Tiger Woods, so that's another thing that I'm looking forward to," said the 36-year-old. 

• Justin Rose announces Honma split

• Inside Greg Norman's $40m Colorado ranch

Asked to confirm that Woods will be the captain at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in two years' time, Na tried to backtrack but did so unconvincingly.

"I heard rumours," he said. "Am I starting a rumour? That's what I heard. Am I not supposed to say anything? I don't know, I've heard rumours. I won't tell you who I heard them from, but it wasn't from him. It was from one of his friends."

Two-time major champion Zach Johnson has been widely touted to be next in line for the captaincy, with Steve Stricker the current skipper. 

With Phil MIckelson a near-certainty to lead the side at Bethpage in 2024, it had been thought the soonest Woods might lead the team would be 2026 at Adare Manor in Ireland. 

• Meet Jan Collins - Golf's "Captain Tom"

• Reid backed by fellow pro over equality criticism

However, the 15-time major champion was a playing captain in the Americans' dramatic Presidents Cup victory at Royal Melbourne last December and is hugely popular with the current crop of young US players.

The next Ryder Cup is still scheduled to be played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin this September, despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a number of players voicing their opposition to playing it behind closed doors, as seems the most likely scenario.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

The ultimate European Ryder Cup team
LPGA star “considered crashing car” due to stress
Bryson DeChambeau “close” to tournament return
Amateur shoots 134 in disastrous qualifying round
"Daftys”: Robert MacIntyre hits back at US PGA critics

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
Watch
play button
How to keep your swing on plane
Callaway
play button
Increase your stability for more consistency
Watch
play button
Swing through the ball to hit a fade
Callaway
See all videos right arrow