Tiger Woods to be honorary captain

Stanford has its honorary captain for the Fiesta Bowl. Head coach David Shaw is pulling out one of the biggest clubs in his bag, tapping golfing legend and Stanford alumnus Tiger Woods.

Woods blogged this morning that Shaw pitched the idea to the 14-time major winner and he’s on board.

Writes Woods:

Before I begin the new season, I will attend the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 in Arizona to watch Stanford play Oklahoma State. Cardinal head coach David Shaw asked me to be an honorary team captain, and I happily accepted. For Coach Shaw to think highly enough of me to be involved in the game and be able to talk to his kids is very special.

I'm very close to Stanford. They've done so much for me in my life. Everyone knows Coach Shaw and I had a class together. We go way back. It's neat to be able to come back and help him any way that I can.

Woods was just one of many notable Stanford alums to be on the sidelines during the course of the season. Traditionally, honorary captains speak to the team the night before the game.