Zach Johnson claims Tiger Woods is a Phantom for current US Team, will be part of Ryder Cup
Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is still the biggest name in the world of golf. Despite being out of action for a quite while now, fans and journalists around the world are always curious about when they will see Big Cat in action next.
The former World No.1 is battling major injury issues for over a year after he suffered a horrific car crash last year. Due to the life-threatening accident, he suffered broken legs which kept him out for over a year.
Tiger made a sensation return earlier in 2022 as he featured in the Masters and the Open Championship. However, there have been question marks over his participation in next year’s Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy.
Zach Johnson claims Tiger Woods loves Ryder Cup
But if you go by the words of the US team captain Zach Johnson, the 46-year-old will surely be an integral member of the American team.
“Given who he is and what he’s all about, I can tell you right now, I don’t know if he’ll be here next year, but he’ll be a part of this team in some capacity,” Johnson said.
“He already is, practically. I can’t put this mildly — he loves the Ryder Cup. He has made it a priority of his and certainly of Team USA. He wants to be a part of it as best he can,” he added.
Woods featured in the Ryder Cup back in 2018 and was the vice-captain of the US Team. “Obviously he’s gone through some things as of late that make it difficult, whether it’s travel or what have you, but he and I will be in constant communication,” Johnson said. “He has great ideas. He is great at encouragement, always positive.”
The current US team has been in sensational form as they thumped Europe 19-9 at Whistling Straits in 2021 and cruised to the Presidents Cup title in September.
“The beauty of where we are as Team USA is we’ve got some really great youth. “And their role model on the golf course is Tiger Woods.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen next September, but you can rest assured that he will be in constant communication with our team,” the US Team captain concluded.