So how do you tell a golf legend he is not needed?
That's probably what went through the mind of the official team photographer of the US Ryder Cup team as he was about to take a snap of the current playing members.
Tiger Woods, who has been part of the US team seven times, is a vice-captain this time at Hazeltine.
So it's no wonder the 14-time major winner forgot he is not playing this year.
At least the ex-World No 1 saw the funny side.