"This team is made up of a lot of young guys who probably have another four or five Presidents Cups in them", Price said. It's a process, and I'm in no hurry. "I feel like I've answered that the best I can".
While the past three presidents are expected to be on the tee for the opening match of the biennial teams event on Thursday, embattled leader Trump has had security officials scanning Liberty National golf course, according to PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman will not play for the Americans. "I don't know what his struggles have been".
According to Woods, those 60-yard shots are going well - "I'm hitting it really straight", Woods laughed. "I've been out of the game for a while".
"You have to remember one thing", said worldwide captain Nick Price.
"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".
Oosthuizen, too, said a strong start was key against the in-form Americans. "But I certainly don't have my golf muscles trained because obviously I'm not doing anything golf-related".
Woods did not discuss the May arrest for driving under the influence, and his subsequent acknowledgement that he entered a treatment facility.
Toxicology reports revealed he had several prescription drugs in his system at the time. He won four tournaments over a six-week period (including the RBC Canadian Open) and admitted to being burnt out.
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.
The 14-time major champion admitted that earlier this year he wasn't even sure he'd be able to fulfil his role as a captain's assistant on the United States team at this week's Presidents Cup.
The Presidents Cup has never quite roused the passion of golf's Ryder Cup, but Rickie Fowler thinks this might change when the biennial event between US and global teams hits the Big Apple this week.
"It definitely is special", Thomas said Tuesday at Liberty National, grinning at the thought of representing the US for the first time. "It's nearly dividing us during this time it should be bringing us together".
"We've had that discussion already...none of my players want to do that", the veteran told ESPN. The country was founded on the Constitution and the Bible.
"And then, we can protest with our votes, with letters to our congressmen or however we want". But if history is any guide Tiger Woods is unlikely to comment in great detail on much of anything this week.