Tiger Woods will not be an assistant at this year’s Presidents Cup after US captain Davis Love III on Tuesday named Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson as his final two assistants for September’s showdown at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Woods, who was playing captain in 2019 when the United States defeated an international team to claim an eighth consecutive Presidents Cup, has made three competitive appearances since suffering serious leg injuries in a February 2020 car accident.
Love said last November that Woods could play any role desired for the Presidents Cup, a biennial event that pits the 12-man U.S. team against international players from outside Europe.
After returning to competition from a single-car accident that nearly cost him his right leg, Woods has played in three of four majors this year.
He played in the Masters in April where he faded over the weekend and finished tied for 47th, withdrew from the PGA Championship after the third round in May due to pain, missed the US Open in June and missed the cut at the British Open last month.
The striker was captain of the winning 2017 Presidents Cup team and compiled a 14-10-0 record over five appearances as a player. He also served as captain of the victorious US Ryder Cup team at Whistling Straits last September.
“With the current standings, many of my teammates at Whistling Straits will be competing in Charlotte and I know we are all excited to see these rising stars perform on the global stage,” Stricker said.
Simpson, who is a member of the Quail Hollow Club that is hosting the event, will serve as an assistant captain for the first time after compiling a 5-3-2 record while helping lead the US team to victories in 2011, 2013 and 2019. .
The striker and Simpson join Zach Johnson and Fred Couples, who were named as Love’s first two assistant captains in April.
This year the Presidents Cup will be held from September 22-25.