Tiger Woods in line for U.S. Ryder Cup role in 2018

Jim Furyk hopes the injury-plagued Tiger Woods will be part of his 2018 Ryder Cup team but gave a strong hint that it would be in a non-playing capacity.

Woods was one of Davis Love III’s vice-captains when the United States regained the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine last year and Furyk suggested he could take the same role at Le Golf National in Paris next fall.

“I will say that Tiger Woods is a great resource and would be a welcome [addition] to the team, whether that would be as a playing personnel or whether that would be as a vice-captain,” Furyk said at a news conference Tuesday in Paris. “He’s been a great resource and a great person to have in the team room, so I’m hoping he will be part of that team.”

Woods has been cleared to resume his career with no restrictions as he attempts another comeback following a fourth back operation in the last three years.

The 14-time major champion also posted a video of him showing off his swing with a driver on Sunday, but has not set a target for when he might return to the PGA Tour.

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