The 41-year-old has had multiple back operations in recent years and withdrew from his last tournament in January with back spasms.
"It took time to learn to say "no", but golf's our main focus", he said.
"We do have a lot of first-timers, (so) we're going to have to be cognizant of putting them with guys who have been around the block many times", Stricker said in setting up is team for the two-man foursomes and four-ball matches.
Let's work our way up the standings to get to know the 12 players who will tee it up for captain Nick Price this weekend at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey. So while Tiger was just supposed to be one-eighth of a press conference about this global match play event, it quickly turned into a Q&A with the assistant captain on the far right end of the dais. It's a process, and I'm in no hurry. "Now I feel the luckiest woman in the world".
"I've been out of the game for a while", he said. "Get my health organised, make sure the pain goes away".
Price said the eight players returning from the close defeat in South Korea two years ago have developed a strong bond.
"But I certainly don't have my golf muscles trained because obviously I'm not doing anything golf-related". Five days later, however, he was arrested on a DUI charge when Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a running auto that was parked awkwardly on the side of the road with a blinker flashing. Toxicology reports revealed he had a variety of prescription drugs in his system at the time.
A few weeks after the arrest, Woods tweeted that he was getting "professional help" to manage his medications.
Almost eight months removed from his last competitive golf shot, Woods' comments Wednesday were his first since undergoing lumbar fusion surgery in April.
Tiger Woods is relegated to cart riding during the Presidents Cup, his return to golf uncertain.
US captain Steve Stricker said Tuesday that his 12 players and four assistants will stand together.
He was asked if he could see a scenario where he would not return to competition and Woods replied, "Yeah, definitely".
Woods said he had an unexpected reaction to pain medication. So hopefully things can be healed.
Daniel Berger: "He's the greatest player of all time, so when he talks, you listen". The country was founded on the Constitution and the Bible. "It's a special time to, I guess, in a way pay respect and remember what a great country we get to live in, but it is free speech".
"Playing wise, I'm not looking ahead yet because I don't know what kind of swing I'm going to use", he wrote.
"Unfortunately, devastations like that do happen". "We were going to do what we always do", he said, "and that's take off our hat and put our hands across our chest and over our heart and respect the flag". "I'm hitting it really straight", he said, then after a pause, added, "It's a joke". With Jack Nicklaus' 18 major championships a milestone that Woods may likely never match or surpass, what still drives Woods to swing a club after all the adversity and scandal he's faced? But that future is ambiguous at best, and Woods has admitted what we all already knew: We might have seen him play golf for the very last time.