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Tiger Woods leads the contenders to captain Team USA for the 2025 Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods leads the contenders to captain Team USA for the 2025 Ryder Cup

It’s been a week to forget for U.S. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson, but it remains to be seen who will take over that role before the trip to Bethpage in 2025.

Tiger Woods could lead Team USA in 2025(Getty Images)

It’s back to the drawing board for the Team USA Chiefs after Zach Johnson and his team were comfortably beaten by their European rivals in Rome last week.

Winning the Ryder Cup on home soil is no easy task, but optimism was high within the American camp after the crushing defeat they suffered at Whistling Straits Stadium two years ago. Johnson was tasked with leading a star-studded US lineup to Italy, but things did not go as planned for the former Masters and Open champion.

Johnson’s decision-making has come under intense scrutiny throughout the week, especially after the visitors’ 4-0 defeat in the opening round four on Friday morning.

Since then, it has been an uphill battle for both Johnson and his team, who won just one session on their way to defeat. With the Week of Misery over, the Captain will now hand over command to return to American soil in 2025 in Bethpage Black.

It remains to be seen who will be given the opportunity to lead Team USA to victory, but here’s a look at five potential candidates the PGA of America could turn to.

Tiger wood

Who better than the great Tiger Woods to lead the Americans to victory? The 82-time PGA Tour winner’s career has been put on hold in recent months, with Woods continuing to battle a number of fitness issues stemming from a February 2021 car crash.

So much so that the 15-time major champion has been forced to sit out the last two Ryder Cups, which could mean this is the perfect time to take on a non-playing role. With Bethpage still two years away, it would be surprising to see Woods’ playing abilities improve from what they already are.

Tiger Woods has not played in the Ryder Cup since 2018(AFP/Getty Images)

After a dismal showing in Rome, there is no doubt that the Americans need a major rebound when they reclaim hosting duties for the 2025 World Cup, so is there a better man to inspire not just the team, but the nation as golf’s greatest figure of all time?