Steve Stricker Drops Major Update About Tiger Woods’ Health and His Ryder Cup Participation

Published 09/03/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
DORAL, FL – MARCH 06: Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 6, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods is still recovering from his solo car crash, which happened in February. And now, almost six months later, Tiger continues to heal. Even though the 45-year-old is making progress, the U.S. Ryder Cup Skipper Steve Stricker has said he isn’t going to be a part of the Ryder Cup team this year.  

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Even though Tiger Woods has faced many injuries and surgeries throughout his career, he still says this is the most painful rehab he has ever gone through. Woods has gone under the knife around eleven to twelve times, with this crash being the most horrifying one. However, U.S. team Ryder Cup skipper Steve Stricker recently provided a positive update about Woods’ recovery. 

Steve Stricker gives an update about Tiger Woods’ progress

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from the 12th tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Steve Stricker recently named Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples as the vice-captains of the team U.S. for the upcoming Ryder Cup. Moreover, he also gave an update about Tiger Woods. Stricker said even though Tiger won’t be a part of the team this year, he has been making nice progress. And this is what is more important.  

“He’s just not able to be there at this time,” Stricker said of Woods. “He’s progressing nicely, but Whistling Straits is a tough place to get around. And he’s already been helping and will continue to do so.”

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Moreover, Stricker concluded by saying Woods has been helping the team and will continue to do the same. Stricker was hopeful of Tiger’s recovery and wanted him to be a part of the team, at least as a vice-captain. However, sadly, as Steve himself said, Whistling Straits is a tough place to get around due to various reasons. 

But the most important thing he said was that Tiger is progressing nicely. And if his words are to be believed, this is an excellent sign for Tiger and all the golf fans around the world. 

Meanwhile, Stricker is all set to make his six captain’s picks to join team qualifiers Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Patrick Cantlay before September 8th. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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