Although Tiger Woods will not be part of the Presidents Cup team, Love III revealed that he will have an impact. Already a few days ago, Woods called Webb Simpson and somehow revealed to him that he would be part of the team “Well, he's involved,” Love said, as quoted by golfdigest.
“He called Webb and spilled the beans early, so he's involved. He's been a resource since—really since 2015. Well, all the way back to our meetings on where are we going to go with this Ryder Cup thing, who's going to be the captain for '16 and how are we going to restructure the way we run these teams.
Tiger's been a huge influence and a huge resource. He really has opened up and embraced that role”.
Webb Simpson was at a hot dog joint with children at the time before the call. “My kids had already made the owner mad because they continued to open the door, so I'm stressing, it's my turn to order, my phone rings, I looked down and it's Tiger”.
“He just kind of referenced me being from—you know, living in Charlotte, Quail Hollow's my home, that he thought it would bring a lot to the team,” Simpson said.
Webb Simpson on Tiger Woods' call
Woods was not direct in his address, but one could sense that Simpson would be in the plans.
“I don't know if he meant like he's rooting for me to be assistant or if I am assistant,” Simpson said. “Not that I feared not being a part of it, but there was a part of me that's like, if I don't make the team and Davis goes a different direction, that's fine, but it's going to be hard to see the Presidents Cup happen there and not be a part of it in some way,” Simpson said. “So I was really, really relieved to get a chance to be a part of it”.