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Tiger Woods Faces Ryder Cup Captaincy Deadline Amidst Pursuit Of Another Green Jacket At The 2024 Masters

Suchita Chakraborty

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has been given a deadline this month to finalize whether he wants to be the captain of the US Ryder Cup team at Bethpage next year. In reply, he stated that a decision will be reached once he is done with the Masters this week. Reflecting on how far the Ryder Cup talks reached, Woods said, 

“We’re still talking about it…It’s something that Seth [Waugh, the PGA of America’s chief executive] and I are going to sit back and talk about 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.” 

Tiger Woods only returned from his injuries last year and after that, he performed in only three events, including the Genesis Invitational, which is the only event he participated in 2024 and backed out. Watching the health condition of Woods, fans previously showered their opinions that the golf legend wouldn’t be able to complete 18 holes. 

But Tiger Woods, paying no heed as ever, joined Will Zalatoris early on Monday for a practice round at Augusta National. Now, whether or not his pursuit for the green jacket will be fulfilled remains bleak, but as far as replacing Zach Johnson is concerned, Woods has quite the Ryder Cup record to accomplish it. Let’s take a look at his record at the biennial event!

Exploring Tiger Woods’ Ryder Cup Legacy

Tiger Woods represented the United States in eight editions of the Ryder Cup in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2018. His entire Ryder Cup record is 13-21-3, which means 13 triumphs, 21 losses, and 3 halves. In his Ryder Cup appearances, he played a total of 37 matches, out of which four triumphs came from singles, four triumphs came from foursomes and five were in fourballs. 

Apart from these, the golfer has an astounding career with 15 majors, 82 PGA Tour wins, and 110 professional triumphs. Although the golfer lags on the course due to health concerns, his experience will count for Team USA. Thus, it’s to be seen whether Woods finally takes up the Ryder Cup captaincy or not. 

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Suchita Chakraborty

Suchita Chakraborty


Suchita Chakraborty is a senior golf writer at The SportsRush. She did her post-graduation at St. Xavier's University. For a year now, she has developed a riveting inclination toward golf, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy being her top-tier motivational figures to indulge in the sport. She even lives by the words of the Hall of Famer, "You can always become better", which impels her to excel every day. Her strong suit in golf is covering the LPGA Tour, especially the nooks and crannies of the international event, the Solheim Cup. As a pastime amusement, Suchita also engages herself in reading about golf controversies. Her favorite pick is ‘LIV and Let Die’ by Alan Shipnuck, which covers the PGA-LIV beef.

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