Revisit this in a couple of years.

Tiger Woods provided insight on Tuesday regarding his decision to turn down the opportunity to serve as the captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup team — a role that ultimately went to Keegan Bradley — for their showdown against the Europeans at Bethpage.

“Considering my new duties to the Tour and the time commitments involved, I determined that I would not be able to dedicate the necessary time to Team USA and its players as a captain,” Woods conveyed in a statement to Golf Channel shortly after Bradley was unveiled during a press briefing.

Nevertheless, Woods did not completely rule out the possibility of assuming a captaincy role in the future.


Tiger Woods opted out of leading as the Ryder Cup captain. Getty Images

“This doesn’t imply that I have no desire to lead a team in the future,” he remarked. “When the time is right, I will nominate myself for consideration by this committee.”

Woods’ obligations to the PGA Tour involve discussions with the PIF — the financial sector of the Saudi Arabian government, which backed LIV Golf.

CalculatingInquiring about the prospective outlook of golf with the existence of two leagues has been a central theme as some of the premier figures in golf began transitioning to LIV.


Keegan Bradley, professional golfer, executing his shot from the fifth tee at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, donning a blue shirt and white hat
Keegan Bradley is slated to become the Ryder Cup captain. Getty Images

Should Woods, aged 48, manage to be involved in a resolution that cultivates harmony and contributes to additional financial success, it will undoubtedly enhance his enduring influence in the realm of golf.

The responsibility of seeking retribution for America’s defeat to Europe now rests on Bradley, an unexpected selection as captain after being omitted from the 2023 team.

In a statement on Tuesday, Bradley disclosed that he had not engaged in any consultations with the PGA of America until the moment he was informed of his appointment as team captain.

Bradley conveyed that the decision was conveyed to him by Zach Johnson, the captain in 2023 who sidelined him, a move that attracted significant backlash as the Americans suffered a resounding loss of 16 1/2 – 11 1/2 against the Europeans.

“I empathize with the challenges he had to endure, and I am immensely privileged that he reached out,” expressed Bradley, as cited by Dan Rapaport at Barstool.