Golf World Reacts to Tiger Woods’ Latest Ryder Cup Message

Published 09/27/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 22: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the range prior to the Payne’s Valley Cup on September 22, 2020 on the Payne’s Valley course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Payne’s Valley Cup)


The Ryder Cup 2020 is done and dusted. The Europeans came in as the defending champions but were humbled at Whistling Straits. Team USA dominated proceedings on home soil and won the Ryder Cup 19-9, handing Europe its worst defeat. Naturally, an elated Tiger Woods took the time to post a congratulatory tweet for the team. 

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Had Tiger Woods been healthy, he’d have been either a part of the playing or the nonplaying team, Steve Stricker mentioned earlier. However, the injuries Woods suffered from the car crash have left him severely injured and unable to participate. 

Tiger Woods elated with Team USA’s dominant victory

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Tiger Woods was in touch with the team through virtual sessions. He was keen on providing insights and valuable advice to the players from what he observed sitting at home. Turns out that it worked, and the Americans were unstoppable over the three-day event. 

Team USA took the lead early on Day 1 and never conceded big. All of their combinations worked and the players were calm and composed even during crunch moments. Woods’pre-tournament advice seems to have worked. 

Here’s what Tiger Woods posted after the USA’s emphatic Ryder Cup victory on Sunday: 

“I can’t wait to see and celebrate with all of you!” is the most attractive part of the tweet. A majority of the American players will undoubtedly take their time and meet with Woods after getting back home. 

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA pose with the trophy after winning the Ryder Cup as Team USA’s Xander Schauffele blows cigar smoke REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How golf fans reacted to Tiger’s message  

It is undeniable that Tiger Woods didn’t play a role in the USA’s victory at Ryder Cup 2020. He was integral in producing a wonderful camaraderie that was present throughout the 12-member team. 

Woods’ elated tweet was well-received throughout the fan community after the Ryder Cup. People were aware that the 45-year-old was immensely involved despite his health concerns. 

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U.S. captain Steve Stricker was immensely proud of his team and expressed his emotions after the historic win on Sunday.

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“This is a new era for USA golf. They are young, they came with a lot of passion, a lot of energy and a lot of game. They are just so good. So it’s exciting to see these guys and exciting for us in Wisconsin to experience this. It was a special week all the way,” Stricker said.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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