Team USA has reached Rome for the Ryder Cup 2023, with the only absences of Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, with the event to be played in the Italian city from September 29 to October 1, 2023.Among the US champions who arrived in Italy from Newark there are also Justin Thomas, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, Sam Burns and Rickie Fowler.
But a very sad news hit the US fans on the eve of the departure of the team to Italy. In fact, Zach Johnson, captain of the US team at the Ryder Cup in Rome, has made official the news that was in the air: Tiger Woods is not part of team USA.
In a Statement, he explained: "Everyone would have liked to see Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup in Rome, but his physical problems will not allow him to be in Italy physically. I am in constant telephone contact with him and I can say that he is part of the team in every respect.
Tiger Woods loves the Ryder Cup and his experience will be of great help to us."
Johnson talks about the wildcards and about Rome
Johnson talked also about the Wildcards, on the eve of the Italian away: "Wild cards? It's never easy to make choices, but together with all the staff I can say that we are sure we have made the ones we consider the best.
It's true, we haven't won overseas for 30 years. But the past is the past and we want to think about the present. This detail represents an additional incentive to do well. Rome is always beautiful, this city makes me feel younger.
Being able to admire St. Peter's Basilica from the field is something truly unique." The American, enthusiastic about the course that will host the event, the said: "The course is in fantastic condition, the greens are impeccable as are the fairways.
But the part concerning the rough is treacherous, difficult. In view of the event we will also need to evaluate the variable of the weather, it is not usual to play a Ryder Cup in this heat. What if I say something about the pairings in view of the Ryder Cup? Absolutely not, obviously."