"As I've said all along, I would pick Tiger Woods if he's healthy and playing well," Watson, the team captain, told SiriusXM
Woods has returned to Florida for medical evaluation. He underwent back surgery in the spring and was playing only his third tournament since rejoining the tour. An awkward shot from the edge of a bunker on No. 2 jarred his lower back, forcing him to withdraw from the tournament after eight holes.
His status for this week's
Watson said he sent Woods a "get well soon" text.