Woods May Miss Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods in action

Tiger Woods’ hopes of appearing at next month’s Ryder Cup look bleak after he missed the halfway cut at the US PGA.
Woods, 38, was a doubt for the final major of the year because of a bad back and he looked far from fit at Valhalla.
BBCsports reports that the 14-time major winner carded a second-round 74 to match his first-round 74 and finish on six-over-par.
Woods said it was “probably not a good idea” to continue, but said he was “stubborn”. Woods added: “It was sore. It went out on me on the range.”
“When I was warming up I hit a four iron and felt the same thing I had last week. It’s a matter of getting through it.”
The four-times PGA champion, who has played in seven Ryder Cups, cannot qualify automatically for the United States team and is relying on a captain’s pick.
But having missed a large chunk of the season because of a previous back injury and struggled for form since his return last month, it seems unlikely American captain Tom Watson will make Woods one of his three wildcards.
The automatic qualification period for the biennial contest between Europe and the United States at Gleneagles ends after the current tournament.


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