Tiger Woods wrote a wide-ranging blog that was published on www.TigerWoods.com on Thursday, where he opened up about his coaching situation (there isn't one) and Tom Watson's three U.S. Ryder Cup Captain's Picks -- Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.
"As for my coaching situation, there is no hard-and-set rule on this," Woods wrote. "I may just do it on my own. I'm keeping my options very, very open. I need to get healthy first before I start back and see how I feel. That's the No. 1 concern. And from there, then I can start deciding where I want to go with it."
Woods said he has consulted with close friend and former Stanford teammate Notah Begay III.
"He's like an older brother," said Woods of Begay. "We've discussed my options and what direction he thinks I should go. He's just trying to help out any way he can."
Woods wrote that he hasn't watched much golf, but he'll be tuning in to next week's Ryder Cup.
"I think Tom Watson made three great captain's picks," he said. "Hunter Mahan hits the ball on a string and is one of the best ball-strikers out here. And when he putts well, he wins, hands down. Webb Simpson is a great grinder. He's a great person to have in these team events because he can get up and down and make putts. And Keegan Bradley is just a ball of energy. He's the guy you want on the team because he's fired up, anxious to play and wants to do anything he can to help out his teammates. He's just fun to be around."
The only other time in his professional career in which Woods has missed out on the Ryder Cup was 2008 (he was recovering from knee surgery)... the last time the U.S. won.