While serving as assistant captain, Jim Furyk had been on hand to watch the defeat of Europe by USA in the Ryder’s cup.
Furyk, during a PGA Tour event at the Travelers Championship earlier this year, had become the first golfer to shoot a 58, thus earning him the nick, Mr. 58.
And speaking via Golfchannel.com, Fury had said that if offered the opportunity to become the next captain of the U.S in the Ryder’s Cup, he would accept it with both hands.
“It’s all hypothetical,”
”I haven’t had a conversation with Tiger, Phil, and Davis. I haven’t had any conversation with the PGA of America, so I don’t want to put the cart before the horse.
“That committee is in place for a reason. If they decide ’18, ’20, ’22, whenever it is, if they decide that I’m the right person, I would love to have that job.
I think everyone would. Anyone in that position would want that tap on the shoulder and that confidence that Davis was given.”
Making up the committee to select the captain of the U.S Ryder Cup are past Ryder Cup captains, PGA Tour players and officials.
And Furyk believes that one of the highest honors a player can ever earn in the game, is being selected to captain the team.
He sees it as a case of being offered the position, not something that needs lobbying for, which makes it all the more honorable to be given the opportunity to lead. He also believes that the committee would ensure to pick only the best person to give the captaincy position to and hopes he could be given the chance.
In the world ranking, 46 year old Furyk is ranked 34th, which makes him eligible to play in another Ryder Cup.