After Jim Furyk announced his three captain’s picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, one member was very excited.
Jordan Spieth, who had already earned a qualifying spot, said after the ceremony Wednesday this was something he’d be telling his grandchildren about.
“To get an opportunity to play with Tiger or Phil in a Ryder Cup match, it’s stuff you tell your grandkids about some day,” Spieth said, via USA Today. “I’m not sure if I’m going to get that opportunity. I’m not sure if that’s the way it works within the team, but we’re going to figure out who is going to be the best fit for everyone and I think we’re going to be more prepared earlier than we’ve ever been going overseas to a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup.”
With the team now set, and another addition still to come after this week’s BMW Championship, Spieth thinks the new additions will help when the team travels across the pond to Le Golf National in a suburb southwest of Paris.
“Healthy Tiger, that would be something that would make it more difficult, absolutely,” Speith said. “He adds something to it. He certainly moves the needle in every sense of the game. So it’s good to have him in our corner for sure.”
The European team, captained by Thomas Bjorn, includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and captain’s picks Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.
The Ryder Cup will begin Sept. 28 and finish Sept. 30.