As soon as word got out that Tiger Woods had said that he'd like to be captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team some day, the knees started jerking with reaction. And as with everything involving Tiger, the pendulum of response swings wide. In my view, the best way to look forward is to look back.
On No. 1 against each of his six opponents at the 1996 U.S. Amateur, where he won his third consecutive title, Tiger would move to the back left corner of the tee box, turn his back on his opponent and go into a calming, meditative trance.
It's one of the most intimidating moments I have ever seen in all of sports. Sort of golf's version of the New Zealand All Blacks doing the Maori haka war dance before a rugby match.