Talk about long-term planning.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are already in place to be destiny US Ryder Cup group captains, according to The Times of London. The PGA of America has slotted Woods to lead a US during a 2022 eventuality in Rome and Mickelson to captain a 2024 group during Bethpage Black on Long Island.
The PGA reportedly is formulation to announce a preference closer to a events. Steve Stricker, who will be a clamp captain this year, is approaching to take a helm during a 2020 Ryder Cup during Whistling Straits.
While Mickelson is older, Woods will be captain initial since he was already a clamp captain in 2016. He would be a clamp captain again in this year’s eventuality in France if he fails to make a group with points or as a furious card.
The early preference reflects a PGA’s enterprise to get forward of a Europeans, who — until a US won in 2016 — dominated a competition. Mickelson has regularly criticized US Ryder Cup captains over his years of personification in a event.
He pronounced in 2004 that a US was put “in a position to fail” since of captain Hal Sutton. And in 2014, he criticized Tom Watson for not seeking for submit from a players.
The PGA started an 11-member charge force in 2014 to re-examine a US team’s approach. That cabinet enclosed both Woods and Mickelson.
“I feel that we have finally grasped that family section that a Europeans have had,” Masters champion Patrick Reed told The Times. “If we can continue that run by winning a large tournaments and gripping them in a States, it’s going to help. It’s going to assistance a essence and it’s also going to hopefully get in a heads of a Europeans a small bit.”
Before winning during Hazeltine in 2016, a US had mislaid 6 of a prior 7 Ryder Cups.
Jim Furyk will be a captain of this year’s US team. The United States and Europe will tee off in Sep during Le Golf National nearby Paris.