American Davis Cup captain Davis Love III has revealed that Tiger Woods has offered to be a vice-captain for the 2016 event at Hazeltine.
Woods revealed earlier this month that he will undergo more back surgery before he will be able to return to action, but since the former world number one has dropped to 257th on the latest rankings, he will have his work cut out to qualify for the event.
Nevertheless, Woods has featured in seven Ryder Cups previously and Love admitted the experience the 14-time major winner has of competing at the top could be invaluable for the rest of the USA team.
"Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, they have all said 'we will do whatever it takes to help you', and we have them on the list," he said.
"They are obviously guys that could be future captains, guys that we want around the team.
"We are hoping that all four of them are playing, we need their veteran leadership, but, if not, they have said 'look, I will do whatever it takes'."
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