New York Post

Not enough time for Woods to take role

- Justin Terranova

Check back in two years.

Tiger Woods explained Tuesday why he passed on a chance to be Ryder Cup captain for the 2025 team — a responsibi­lity that instead went to Keegan Bradley — when they take on the Europeans at Bethpage Black.

“With my new responsibi­lities to the Tour and time commitment­s involved, I felt like I would not be able to commit the time to Team USA and the players required as a captain,” Woods said in a statement to Golf Channel shortly after Bradley was introduced at a press conference.

Woods, however, left open the possibilit­y of being a captain in the future.

“That does not mean I wouldn’t want to captain a team in the future,” he said. “If and when I feel it is the right time, I will put my hat in the ring for this committee to decide.”

Woods’ responsibi­lities to the PGA Tour include negotiatio­ns with the PIF — the financial arm of the Saudi Arabian government, which funded LIV Golf.

Figuring out what golf ’s future looks like with the two leagues has been a focus since some of golf’s biggest names started defecting to LIV.

If Woods, 48, is able to be a part of a solution that brings peace and further financial prosperity, it will only add to his legacy in the sport. —

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