Tiger Woods 'rejects' US Ryder Cup captaincy offer forcing PGA into Bethpage Black rethink

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-Credit: (Image: UPI / Barcroft Media)

Tiger Woods has turned DOWN the chance to captain the USA at next year's Ryder Cup.

The golfing legend was favourite to lead Team USA at Bethpage Black in September 25 but Woods has declined the chance to go head-to-head with Luke Donald's Europe in a bid to win the trophy for the first time since 2021, according to the Telegraph. The PGA are now set to announce their choice at a press conference on Tuesday with the likes of Stewart Cink, Fred Couples and Davis Love III all in the frame.

It's claimed that Woods was prepared to take on the role, providing the PGA cut back on the usual captaincy commitments. Woods raised doubts over him succeeding Zach Johnson given the time and energy he was putting into brokering a peace treaty between the PGA and Saudi backed LIV Golf. However, that hasn't happened and the tour will now look elsewhere.

Cink is seen by many as the obvious choice. However, a bigger name may prove more tempting give there is expected to be a lively home crowd awaiting Europe when they defend their title at a course just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan in New York.

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