“It will be good to have him there. Guys are looking forward to it and I know he’s looking forward to it as well,” Stricker said on Thursday at The Northern Trust. “He wants to get back in the mix, and I know he’s itching to get back out here, and this will be a first step for him.”
Although Woods’ influence on the U.S. team has been beneficial, his attendance at Liberty National next month wasn’t assured following a fourth back surgery in April that has kept him from playing on the PGA Tour since January.
“I talked to him a few times, just to make sure he’s good and still coming [to the Presidents Cup],” Stricker said. “A couple of months ago, he wasn’t feeling well enough to come, now, he is, he said.”