Jim Furyk on Tiger-Phil Ryder Cup pairing: "I won't ever say it wouldn't happen, but it's probably not too likely."

By Associated Press
September 26, 2018

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) – Hold off on that return of a Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson pairing in the Ryder Cup.

U.S. captain Jim Furyk says it's "probably not too likely."

Mickelson raised speculation the day before by saying he and Woods would welcome a chance to play together, adding that he knows the way Furyk is thinking without revealing what he knew.

The question posed to Furyk on Wednesday was how he would feel about ''dusting down Hal Sutton's 10-gallon hat?''

That was a reference to Sutton being the captain in 2004 when he sent out Woods and Mickelson twice, both losses. Sutton, who grew up in Louisiana and now lives in Texas, wore a cowboy hat that U.S. caddies had presented to him the morning the matches began.

''I guess nothing's out of the realm,'' Furyk said. ''They did play some golf yesterday. I think they both mentioned it would be a lot better pairing than it was in the past. I'm not really from Texas, so we don't wear a lot of 10-gallon hats in Pennsylvania.

''I won't ever say it wouldn't happen, but it's probably not too likely."

 

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