Jack Nicklaus on national anthem protests: 'There is a time and place'

But after consulting his players ahead of the biennial team event, of which Trump is honorary chairman, Stricker said there would be no such scenes before play gets under way at Liberty National on Thursday. Steve Stricker is the non-playing team captain, while Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, and Tiger Woods are non-playing assistant captains.

"I'm starting to hit the ball a little further - 60-yard shots", he wrote.

"What has to happen is staying healthy, staying good, staying driven", Spieth said.

"Overall, I'm very optimistic how I'm progressing", Woods said Wednesday.

"I started out the year in quite good shape, but my upper body was nearly too big", Day said. "And yeah, there were some intrepid times - not just for this golf tournament, but for life going forward". A Palm Beach County Sheriff's toxicology report revealed he had five drugs in his system when he was charged, including the painkiller Vicodin.

But it's clear he has been working out, and Woods said there is no pain when he chips and putts at home.

A survey of Champions Tour golfers previous year showed that Donald Trump was the most popular of Republican candidates before he won the Presidential Election.

Woods is back on a golf course for the first time since the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot 77 in the first round and withdrew the next day citing back spasms.

Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.

"I'm hoping I can redeem myself this week".

"First things first; get my health organised". I'm still training, getting stronger, but I don't have my golf muscles trained because I'm not doing anything golf related'.

It remains to be seen when Woods will return to action as a competitor as the 41-year-old has not played since February due to a back injury.

Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, the only player to compete in every Presidents Cup, lends a veteran presence, and said the Americans need to keep the pressure on.

No one else was playing great.

"It's been tough and we've had a lot of, unfortunately, big national disasters, and not just in our country, but in other countries, as well".

Sky Sports will show this year's Presidents Cup on Sky Sports Golf, with coverage beginning on Thursday at 6pm.

"I think there's a remarkably cool aspect to it, to have three former presidents standing on the first tee tomorrow to kick off the Presidents Cup", Monahan said, adding that he'd be "excited" to have Trump attend as well.

"I said this morning, I don't think we've got a lot of pressure because I think a lot of people are kind of writing us off already, and we're all solid players". "The bouncing hurt too much".

  • Julie Sanders