Caoe Town - Davis Love III has revealed that Tiger Woods is eager to fight his way back into the US Ryder Cup team for 2016.
Love, who was recently selected to lead the US team at the iconic team event at Hazeltine next year, has been in touch with the former world number one.
"He's expecting to make the team," the 50-year-old told BBC Radio.
"He and I keep in touch a lot more than we have. He still has a good attitude and is working hard. I spoke to a few people who tell me he's working very hard and is eager to get back. I suppose he has a plan for The Masters - we're hoping to see him back soon.
"Right now, it's the Ryder Cup we're talking about - we have guys trying to make the Presidents Cup team [against the International team in October] and he is anxious about getting back to playing so he can get some points for that, then he can think about Ryder Cup. But I wouldn't count him out just yet."
Woods has had a tumultuous last few months, from taking a break, to returning and carding a worst ever eleven over par 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, then lasting just 11 holes at the Farmers Insurance Open before withdrawing due to injury.
The 14-time Major winner is currently in a fight to get ready for the Masters at Augusta, the first major of the year.