Monday, September 13, 2010

Will Tiger Woods sit out the Ryder Cup?

Tiger Woods Ryder CupAlthough Tiger Woods' "wildcard" spot on the Ryder Cup USA Team is assured, with his uncertain record, will Corey Pavin utilize him as a player or as the team cheerleader?

“I am going to treat every player the same. The objective is to try to win the Ryder Cup and if in my judgment I think Tiger is to play five matches, or should play four or three, then that is what I will do — that’s my call as captain” Pavin told BBC radio on Sunday.

Tiger Woods has not won a single event nor placed himself into contention this entire PGA Tour season. With his less-than-stellar performance yesterday at the BMW Championship, Tiger Woods has removed himself from obtaining the FedEx Cup and the Tour Championship.
Bad for Tiger Woods but very good for Bo Van Pelt...

Furthermore, Woods' Ryder Cup record is intermittent at best, winning less than half the number of points (11 out of a possible 25) during his entire professional career. Even so, wasn't it Phil Mickelson who lost it for Team USA back in 2008?

I personally believe Tiger Woods should have sat out the entire 2010 PGA Tour season but, since he is now representing Ryder Cup Team USA, we can only hope that he pulls his golf game together with the help of Sean Foley.


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