- Are Tiger and Stricker a lock?
Time was when Woods was the Ryder Cup equivalent of your spinster aunt, never quite able to find the right partner. In Stricker, Woods found a teammate he was at ease with, and who wasn't overly intimidated by the 14-time major champion. After a 4-0 showing at the 2009 Presidents Cup, however, Stricker and Woods have gone a pedestrian 2-2, with their two defeats one-sided losses at the 2010 Ryder Cup and 2011 Presidents Cup (the pairing played together only once in the latter because of a Stricker injury). While that might indicate Davis Love III would be willing to experiment with new combinations, the U.S. captain specifically cited Stricker's chemistry with Woods when he tabbed the 45-year-old veteran as one of his wildcard picks, and the two have been practicing together plenty this week.William West/AFP/Getty Images