"Tiger Woods, the obvious choice for Ryder"


"Tiger Woods, the obvious choice for Ryder"
"Tiger Woods, the obvious choice for Ryder" © Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport

Not even time to metabolize the defeat suffered in Rome that the USA team is already dreaming of redemption.

Tiger Woods, statements

For the 2025 Ryder Cup in Bethpage (New York) the American team could focus on Tiger Woods.

For Davis Love III, among the vice-captains of the stars and stripes team in Italy, on the course of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, where the Europe team won 16.5 to 11.5, "the most obvious choice to replace Zach Johnson as captain is Woods'

I hate to put pressure on him, but the choice is his alone. We have to call him and ask him, with the hope of being able to convince him." And meanwhile for the Europe team the hypothesis of a Luke Donald encore arises. The Englishman, highly appreciated by the whole group after the triumph in Rome, is aiming for reconfirmation.

Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods (Cypress, December 30, 1975), is an American golfer. Considered by many to be the best golfer of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, in his twenty-year career he won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, making him the most successful player in the history; he held the top position in the OWG world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, of which 281 were consecutive (from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four majors of the modern era within a single year (between 2000 and 2001).

In 2014 he became the first athlete in the world to have exceeded one billion dollars in earnings between victories and sponsors. He was subsequently surpassed by Michael Jordan and his wealth is estimated at 1.8 billion dollars by 2023, making him the second highest paid athlete ever.

In 2019, US President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States of America. Eldrick Tront Woods was born to an African-American father, Earl, and a Thai mother, Kultida.

Nicknamed "Tiger" by his father [8], he began playing golf practically from the moment he began to walk and was soon considered a sort of child prodigy of the specialty. In 1990, at fifteen, he was the youngest golfer to win the national junior championships, a success he also reiterated in the following two years.

After winning three consecutive US champion titles on the amateur circuit (1994, 1995 and 1996), he became professional, winning two tournaments on the circuit in his first year.