U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has committed to play in the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin this October, tournament organizers announced Wednesday.
Love, who has 20 PGA Tour victories, is coming off a tie for 10th in the Wyndham Championship.
"We're excited to add an outstanding champion, Davis Love, to our field," tournament director Jeff Sanchez said. "We look forward to seeing Davis just two weeks after he leads the U.S. Ryder Cup team."
The Ryder Cup will be Sept. 28-30 at Medinah (Ill.). The Frys.com Open is scheduled for Oct. 11-14.
Love, who played in previous Frys.com Opens when the tournament was played in Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Ariz., will be making his first appearance at CordeValle.
He was asked Wednesday who he thought was the best player in golf -- with Tiger Woods listening at the back of the room.
Give the 23-year-old credit for diplomacy.
"Tiger has won more than anyone else this year, winning three times," McIlroy said. "I've won a couple of times, including a major. Luke has been very consistent again. It's hard for me to sit up here and say that I'm the best player in the world or Tiger is. Sure, I feel like I'm the best and
"Tiger has been the best player in the world for the last 15 years. Just that people that are mentioning my name with the likes of him is a huge compliment."
Woods and McIlroy will be playing together for the opening two rounds of The Barclays at Bethpage Black (N.Y.) because the tour groups players based on their FedEx Cup standings during the playoffs. Woods is No. 1 for the fourth time in the six-year history of this series, while McIlroy is No. 3. No. 4 Zach Johnson will be along for the ride. (No. 2 Jason Dufner is skipping the event.)
"He's a great kid and it's great to be around him," Woods said of McIlroy. "What an amazing talent he really is. I just hope that everyone just lets him grow and develop as a player because it's going to be fun to see over the next 20 years how this kid's career is going to pan out."
Woods and McIlroy in the same group Thursday and Friday has taken focus away from the start of these playoffs. The top 100 in the standings advance to the second round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and then the top 70 move on to the BMW Championship. The top 30 reach the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, and the winner gets $10 million, the richest payoff in golf.
"He's not a professional caddie, but I don't feel like I need that at the moment," Garcia said.
The big question is what he does for a caddie at the Ryder Cup.
"Same thing," Garcia said. "Doesn't change anything."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.