Nassau (Bahamas), Dec 4 (PTI) Tournament host Tiger Woods will aim to win his first Hero World Challenge title in eight years following a landmark 2019 but standing in his way is a star-studded field, including world number three and defending champion Jon Rahm.
Woods, the 15-time major victor, will be a playing captain this time around, for a team anchored by Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. Woods stated he has "a lot of hats" to put on over the subsequent couple of weeks and didn't actually foresee his Presidents Cup position. "I don't have anyone that I would say I'm not going to play with them".
"I told all the guys, at Liberty when we had our meeting back in '98, we weren't ready to play".More news: Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865: Everything we know so far
"It's the end of the year, I know they want to gear up for next week as well, but I want them to have a good time", Wood said.
"I've had a lot of offline conversations with all the players and said, "just be frank with me".
"I'd also say, too, that I'm excited to have him as the captain".More news: Disney's Going Back to THE PLANET OF THE APES
Tiger Woods will be locking horns with a "big giant of a man" in his first taste of captaincy in next week's Presidents' Cup in Australia. "Some of my favourite style of golf is that kind of links, fast, firm style of golf course, and so I feel like I can go down there and definitely hold my own". "More than anything, it's been about communication". "Then I've been organizing these two weeks-working with my staff here, and then working with the Tour, and communicating with the guys for next week, making sure everything is in line".
"I took some time off, did some things around the house, and that's about it", Woods said on a story posted to his website, speaking about life since winning the Zozo Championship in October to tie Snead. It'll remain in a locked box, it's just between you and I. If you want to share with the team, share with the team. Other than that, we re-pair every single day and after that, it's a crapshoot and based on how you play. There were only a few courses when I went to Dubai and now they're everywhere. Rahm is also trying to repeat a win in U.S. for the first time - a feat he has achieved three times in Europe.
"It's going to be a lot of fun to watch, it's going to be a lot of fun to be a part of, and hopefully the speeches he gives before we go out is going to be pretty inspiring". "That was an incredible experience for me.I have struggled physically and hadn't played the Masters and been able to be champion five times". "And alternate-shot, you can play around having to play the two different balls, if needed, teeing off with the other guy's ball, and figuring things out from there".More news: NYT Defends Bloomberg News After They Get Banned From Trump Campaign Events
While Fowler is a late addition to the Presidents Cup team, he's enthusiastic about the chance to play. "I've spoken to the players ... and my plan is kind of set in motion already".