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Just as the question says.  I know it's kinda unprecedented for a captain to head two RC teams in a row (I think Hogan did it but that's it), but let's be real - a lot of the guys on this RC team will be there again in 2023.

 

Sure, he had the horses, but the US has the horses pretty much every RC season.  And it's never been put together better than this group was.

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Keep in mind being the Ryder Cup captain is a lot of work (lots of meetings, press conferences, etc.) and Stricker just did it for 3 years rather than the usual 2. Plus the guy likes to have his hunting and fishing time and still is a force to reckon with on the Champions Tour.

 

 

 

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If he really wanted to I would be ok with it.  My guess for 23 would be Tiger if he isn’t able to be fully recovered and able to play at a high level, if he is then someone else.  He would have the time and I think the players would really want to play for him.  The biggest question is how many captains picks.  I know the pandemic played into this, but I think Stricker benefitted from getting to pick six based on input from qualifiers.

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As Rory stated concerning the Ryder Cup, notwithstanding how one becomes a team member, it's a privilege, and part of such an assessment is regard for tradition - and yes, tradition should breathe as is needed to ensure its values are passed along and richly experienced by succeeding generations. One and done, the more current practice, enhances the importance of the opportunity at hand and respects and ensures as best as possible the ability to appoint a player from among a multiplicity of players deserving an opportunity to captain. There are more players deserving captaincy than there are competitions, thus one time.

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2023 - Zach Johnson

 

2025 - Phil Mickelson

 

2027 - Fred Couples

 

2029 - Tiger

 

2031 - DJ

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3 hours ago, Mustard_Tiger said:

Keep in mind being the Ryder Cup captain is a lot of work (lots of meetings, press conferences, etc.) and Stricker just did it for 3 years rather than the usual 2. Plus the guy likes to have his hunting and fishing time and still is a force to reckon with on the Champions Tour.

You have to wonder if Stricker is done even being a vice captain. Since 2014 he was an Assistant Captain at the RC, 2015 Assistant Captain at the PC, 2016 Assistant Captain at the RC, 2017 the PC Captain, 2018 Assistant Captain at the RC, 2019 Assistant Captain at the PC and now dealing with being the RC Captain for nearly 3 years. Sunday was his ultimate payoff. He's done his share for the PC and RC teams LOL.

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Considering that he is a genius for "winning" the RC, he would be a fool to tarnish his legacy.

 

I am not sure why an American would want to be a RC captain, much less be one in Europe years, since when you lose, you are vilified and "did nothing right," much like Harrington is being in the other thread and I am sure in Europe papers tomorrow. 

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I say go with the same crew of players and have one of the other Vice captains take a run at it. Maybe Phil or even Freddie

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Get your shot, win and get out of there - that has to be Strickers game plan. I get it, there is always that feeling of what if - Langer had it, Monty had it both of them put it to the back of the minds and got out of there as quickly as they could have done.

 

If it turns out to be Zach Johnson next time around, please God don’t let him heat corn out of the Ryder Cup. 

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1 minute ago, grm24 said:

No RC in 2022. Article is from May 2020 and well before Tigers car accident earlier this year that changed everything in his life. 


I agree. But we’ll see. Doesn’t matter to me. Tiger and Phil will likely be Captains at some point, correct? (Unless they say they don’t want to do it.)

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I agree. But we’ll see. Doesn’t matter to me. Tiger and Phil will likely be Captains at some point, correct? (Unless they say they don’t want to do it.)

Phil is slated to be the RC Captain in 2025 at Bethpage. Perfect place for Phil to be captain. Zach Johnson will likely be the USA RC Captain in 2023 in Italy. There is a system with assistant captains the USA RC "task force" has had in place in regards to future RC captains. And FWIW Phil and Tiger both want to and will be future RC captains.

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It does not matter to me who is Captain in Italy. Maybe Na was correct at the time? But circumstances have changed. Whatever. They could just as easily make him Captain to keep him involved. 

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Zach Johnson certainly seems like a logical, if completely boring, choice for next time around. There is no way Phil is doing anything other than Bethpage and I just can’t see why, they would waste Tiger doing anywhere other than the US.

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