Dec
15
2011
Tiger Pimps Fred for Ryder Cup Captain
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Now that's an adorable bromance!

On Thursday Tiger Woods posted his first thank-you note blog entry on his website since winning the Chevron World Challenge a few weeks ago (and more importantly, breaking his two-year victory drought). He recaps his success in Australia and says he’s hitting “quality golf shots,” etc., along with more snooze-worthy news — until he gets to talking the Presidents Cup and U.S. captain Fred Couples.

When Tiger got to Royal Melbourne for the Presidents Cup, he thought it was interesting that his teammates were so welcoming and wanted him there. Yet, some in the public and media nearly started riots because of Freddie’s decision to select Tiger as one of the two captain’s picks. It’s clear Tiger is truly appreciative and thankful that Freddie had his back, and it won’t be forgotten that Couples believed in him when few didn’t.

Tiger also thinks it’s strange that some people don’t believe Couples would make a good Ryder Cup captain. He disagrees and touts Freddie for the position:

I’ve heard people question whether Fred would be a good Ryder Cup captain, and I just don’t get it. I think that Fred is a great captain. Whether it’s The Presidents Cup or the Ryder Cup, it doesn’t matter.

The way he keeps us loose and how much fun we have — it’s just great to play for him. He’s a lot more competitive than people realize. He just doesn’t show it. He shows it with us around, but the public doesn’t see it.

Couples for captain in 2014? Well, he certainly has an influential guy leading his (potential) campaign! Freddie already has my vote.