When you’re picking your Ryder Cup team you want a guy that will put up low numbers, which is why when team captain Jim Furyk made his selection yesterday he was sure to grab the hottest player in the FedEx Cup playoff right now—Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the first two FedEx Cup Playoffs.
But he was also sure to grab a few guys that are sure to put up big numbers in the ratings—Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Woods will make his eighth appearance in the event, but his first since 2012, when the 2018 Ryder Cup is played at Le Golf National, outside Paris, on staring on the 28th of the month.
And speaking of big numbers, Tigers selection marks the culmination of a remarkable and unlikely run that didn’t seem possible when Furyk named Woods to be one of his vice captains in January.
At the time, the 42-year-old Woods was ranked 656th in the world and had not earned a single Ryder Cup point. I mean, how could he when had not played competitive golf in a year, after his fourth back surgery.
Eight months later and Woods has five top-10 finishes this year, including a runner-up at the PGA Championship three weeks ago and has moved up 630 spots to 26th on the tour.
Wow… Tiger really earned this spot.