Named: As assistant captains for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods. Captain Jim Furyk made the announcement Tuesday at PGA headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Stricker and Woods will join Davis Love III as assistants for the biennial matches against Europe on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France. Furyk is expected to name two more assistants.
Revealed: By the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A, the world’s governing bodies, a revised handicap system. Effective beginning in 2020, the World Handicap System is designed to provide a more consistent measure of playing ability. The WHS aligns the six existing handicap systems into one, to be governed by the USGA and R&A. Among the changes, the WHS will raise the maximum handicap from 36 to 54.