FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – With greater than a 12 months and a half till the U.S. Ryder Cup workforce is formalized, most captains could be reluctant to place an excessive amount of inventory into the present standings. However there was one identify on this week’s checklist that was too intriguing to cross up.
“Clearly having [Tiger Woods] up there on the prime is a pleasing shock. It is good to see him enjoying properly once more, and profitable Augusta, I feel everyone bought just a little bit emotional watching that,” 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker stated Wednesday at Bethpage Black.
The present U.S. factors checklist relies solely on finishes within the Masters, World Golf Championships and The Gamers in 2019, and is certain to evolve as extra factors turn out to be out there subsequent 12 months when each end counts.
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Nonetheless, Stricker had a selected curiosity in Woods’ identify atop a listing that consists of Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka within the prime 5.
“We’re so early within the recreation right here, however all these guys have been enjoying so properly, and it is good to see Jim Furyk in there at seventh place,” Stricker stated. “I do not assume there’s actually too many surprises there, and we have nonetheless bought a protracted method to go.”