Ryder Cup

John Wood Named Team Manager of the United States Ryder Cup Team

May 29, 2024



FRISCO, Texas (May 29, 2024) – The PGA Ryder Cup Committee today named John Wood as Team Manager of the United States Ryder Cup Team.

Beginning with the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black, Wood will work closely with the U.S. team captain, vice captains, team members and PGA of America senior management on all strategic and operational matters related to the U.S. Ryder Cup Team.

Wood possesses a wealth of Ryder Cup experience having served as a U.S. caddie for five players in six Ryder Cups: 2002 - Mark Calcavecchia, ‘04; Chris Riley, ‘08’,10, and ‘14 Hunter Mahan and ‘16; Matt Kuchar.

He also worked as a U.S. team assistant during the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France.

Following his 20-plus career as a caddie on the PGA TOUR, Wood joined NBC Sports’ golf coverage as an on-course reporter in 2021. He covered the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.

"We are thrilled to have John join our team as the new U.S. Ryder Cup Team Manager," said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. "John is a passionate and dedicated individual. His years of experience in domestic and international team competitions as well as his deep understanding of match play dynamics will be a tremendous asset as we create a strategic plan that delivers success at all future Ryder Cups. I’m not sure that we could have invented a better fit for this role in terms of experience, enthusiasm and relevance."

In this first-of-its-kind role, Wood will provide valuable guidance across a variety of team management areas including player selection, recruitment, motivational strategies, logistical coordination and fostering a positive team environment.

"There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in my professional career, that I have been more passionate about than the Ryder Cup,” said Wood. “I have been blessed to be a part of six Ryder Cup Teams as a caddie and two as an NBC Sports on-course reporter and I have treasured every single minute of those special, memorable experiences. I am honored to work alongside my friends from the PGA of America, the PGA Ryder Cup Committee, and future Ryder Cup Captains, Vice Captains and team members to help our Captains and teams get ready to compete in one of the greatest sporting events the world has ever seen. I am grateful to NBC Sports for making it possible for me to take on this role, truly a dream job."

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Media Contacts

Julius Mason, PGA of America, 561-624-8444, jmason@pgahq.com

Greg Dillard, PGA of America, 561-308-8013, gdillard@pgahq.com