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.
In just eight days, the 40th Ryder Cup gets underway from Gleneagles in Scotland. We cannot wait.
With today being Thursday (#throwbackthursday), we figured we'd throw it back to the 2010 matches at Celtic Manor in Wales and one of the most fantastic and comical photos ever taken.
Mark Pain from the Dail Mail produced the snap you see above that was a viral sensation.
First of all, the photo is spectacular, as it looks like the golf ball struck by Tiger Woods is about to smash into the camera's lens. That alone makes it awesome.
However, talk about stealing the thunder! Check out the guy to the right with the mustache, wig and cigar. How funny is that?
The Daily Mail tracked down the man behind the costume shortly after those matches.
As it turns out, the man -- Rupesh Shingadia -- was merely trying to show his support for the European Team and this was his spin on dressing like Miguel Angel Jimenez.
We're not sure he pulled that off... but the photo is unforgettable nonetheless.
Things looked grim in the last Ryder Cup of the 20th century for a U.S. team that trailed 10-6 heading into Sunday's singles matches at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., in 1999.
It was at this very golf course where amateur and local boy Francis Ouimet, at age 20, was the surprise winner of the 1913 U.S. Open, outlasting legends Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff. So, if ever there were a course where the unlikely could happen, The Country Club was it.
On the eve of that final day, U.S. Captain Ben Crenshaw -- ever the optimist -- said this before exiting the media center: "I'm going to leave y'all with one thought, and then I'm going to leave. I'm a big believer in fate. I have a good feeling about this. That's all I'm going to tell you."
Crenshaw clearly knew something the rest of the world didn't. On that Sunday, his U.S. team overcame the largest final-day deficit to win back the Ryder Cup (Europe matched the comeback in 2012), 14 1/2-13 1/2.
It marked the first U.S. Ryder Cup win since 1993 and is one of only two U.S. victories in the last nine played.
Relive that magical Ryder Cup with this day-by-day breakdown:
PGA of America Championships
Pete Dye Course
French Lick, Ind.
Westchester Country Club
Philadelphia Cricket Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club