A type of crew members is somebody he is performed with in lots of worldwide competitions: Staff US captain Davis Love III.
‘He is spoken to lots of people on the crew,’ Love mentioned Thursday to reporters.
‘I used to be standing there on 6 tee for like an hour, a very long time, so I referred to as him and we talked for some time. And I mentioned, nicely, a minimum of you are watching on TV. Name us in case you see something. He is having enjoyable.’
It has been just a few months since we have seen Woods enjoying – with the final time the 15-time main winner strolling a course at a match coming at St. Andrews for the Open Championship.
Woods has provided Love and the US crew as a lot assist as he can whereas not being there in individual. Love mentioned he is appeared on some Zoom calls and acquired crew stats.
Whereas he might not be bodily at Quail Hole, Tiger Woods has been serving to the US crew
Woods and Staff US captain Davis Love III have labored collectively at related tournaments earlier than
‘He is very concerned. He is very useful,’ Love mentioned. ‘We ship him the analytics stuff we get and he makes his personal pairings and sends them to us. I nonetheless have copies of the notes he was sending me again in 2015 to prepare for 2016. He is an incredible — he is his personal analytics crew and he offers us quite a lot of nice info.
‘He’ll be very useful. He simply cannot come to the Presidents Cup, however the textual content messages and the Zoom calls and the e-mails shall be flying for certain.’
Love additionally mentioned he can sense that Woods desires to be there in individual – with some assistant captains teasing him about it.
‘He clearly misses it. The opposite night time on a Zoom name, Fred [Couples] mentioned, “When you getting in?” And Tiger mentioned, “What did you say? I can’t hear you.”
‘I do know he needs he was right here. You realize, it isn’t simple to bang round on carts and stroll up and down the hills. I get it. However we’re together with him.’
Love says Woods can be on the match, however ‘it isn’t simple’ for Woods to cope with the terrain whereas he recovers from a automotive crash he was concerned in again in February 2021
Max Homa birdied the ultimate two holes of the final match of the day Friday to ship the U.S. crew to an 8-2 benefit over the Worldwide crew after two days of the Presidents Cup at Quail Hole Membership in Charlotte.
Homa and Billy Horschel defeated Canadian tandem Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith 1 up in a four-ball (best-ball) match. The match was all sq. by 16 holes, however Homa rolled in a 13-foot birdie putt at No. 17 to take the lead.
After Pendrith made a birdie putt at No. 18, Homa responded with an 11-footer to halve the opening — and win the match. So certain of the putt’s destiny, he took a step away to start celebrating moments earlier than it dropped, and his American teammates quickly joined him and Horschel.
‘It is fairly surreal to have 10 of the most effective golfers I’ve ever seen in my life watching you and you’ve got gotta assist them,’ Homa mentioned on the Golf Channel broadcast. ‘It is a heavy weight however it’s additionally actually enjoyable. It is one thing we stay for.’
American Max Homa dropped an 11 foot putt on the 18th gap to win his crew’s four-ball match
After sleeping on a 4-1 lead, the Individuals gained 4 of the 5 out there factors as soon as once more. The pairings of Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele stayed collectively and gained their matches for the second straight day. The opposite two matches had been tied, permitting the Worldwide crew to choose up two half-points.
Spieth and Thomas defeated Australians Adam Scott and Cam Davis 2 and 1. Cantlay and Schauffele raced out to a 5-up lead by eight holes earlier than profitable 3 and a couple of.
Sam Burns holed an eagle putt on the par-5 seventh that measured a hair shy of 80 toes, serving to himself and Scottie Scheffler to a 1-up lead over South Korea’s Sungjae Im and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz.
However Munoz was the one participant to birdie No. 13, and on the par-3 14th Im chipped in for birdie to halve the opening. Each Burns and Scheffler hit poor drives on the par-4 seventeenth, and the Worldwide duo gained with a par to tie the match. Neither crew may eke forward on No. 18.
Justin Thomas (pictured) and associate Jordan Spieth gained their second straight match on Day 2
‘Sam was making some loopy putts right here and there,’ Munoz mentioned. ‘They obtained momentum. They obtained even some luck on their aspect. We simply needed to dig deep, preserve pushing, and attempting to get a pair holes and ended up with a tie.’
Within the day’s different match, Kevin Kisner and Cameron Younger tied with Chile’s Mito Pereira and South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout.
The lopsided rating leaves open the likelihood that the Individuals may lock up the Presidents Cup earlier than Saturday is thru. Eight factors are up for grabs — with 4 foursomes (alternate-shot) matches and 4 extra best-ball — and the U.S. crew is simply 7 1/2 away from clinching victory.
Munoz mentioned the Worldwide crew wants a ‘make or break’ mindset Saturday.
‘I really feel like tomorrow is the large day,’ he mentioned. ‘We now have to be in contact for Sunday, and now we have quite a lot of hole to get well from.’
Colombian Sebastian Munoz (R) says Staff Worldwide must have a ‘make or break’ mindset going into an important Saturday spherical of matches