Will he or won’t he? Not only is that the question, but it’s also the lone promotional tool capable of turning December’s Presidents Cup into something other than a remedy for holiday-season insomnia. When U.S. skipper Tiger Woods coyly suggested last week that he’d use one of his four captain’s picks on himself for the upcoming matches, the smell of burning wood could be detected throughout golf’s blogosphere, which is rarely cited as a source of global warming.
Is there any doubt that Tiger Woods won’t pick himself to be a playing captain in the 2019 Presidents Cup? Not according to John Hawkins.
Even the Washington Post jumped into the fire, sneaking a piece on the topic into its glut of articles about the woebegone Redskins. Perhaps Woods was having a bit of fun when he referred to himself as “U.S. Team Captain Playing Captain” on his latest Prez Cup blog entry.
Maybe he was taking on some heavy lifting for the public-relations department, which makes sense, given that they will hold the upcoming bout in Australia against what is likely to be the weakest International squad ever assembled, which is saying something.
One can only imagine how a recent conference call regarding Woods’ role as a competitor might have gone.
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