Tiger Woods wants his form to determine whether he makes a return to Presidents Cup action as a player-captain in Melbourne as the frenzy over his comeback gathers pace before the US Masters.
The 14-time major winner was officially unveiled on Wednesday as the American captain for next year's event at Royal Melbourne opposite International skipper Ernie Els.
Woods will take over from Steve Stricker, who was part of a group message exchange which encouraged the former world No.1 to take on the role, and now hopes to improve his game to a point where he automatically qualifies or selects himself for the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup.
"I would like to get to a point where I have to make that decision, get to where I'm playing well enough where I could make the team on points. I wouldn't want to have a conversation and go, 'self, ....'," joked Woods, who came within a shot of forcing a play-off at last week's Valspar Championship.
"That's a bridge that's a long way away right now to be crossing. If it does come to that point it just won't be my decision. It will be a collaborative effort, whatever is best for the team.