Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tmac20

Tiger Woods withdraws from consideration of Ryder Cup pick

22 posts in this topic

Quote:

“While I greatly appreciate Tom (Watson) thinking about me for a possible captain’s pick, I must take myself out of consideration,” he said in a release. “I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now.

“I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be ready for the competition. The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best. I’ll be cheering for the U.S. team. I think we have an outstanding squad going into the matches.”

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/woods-withdraws-consideration-ryder-cup-pick/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

A good, cautious move for once.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Reality ... sets in for Tiger.

Good for his future and the game.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

He's not playing in Notah's thing either.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Good choice, Tigs. He and I don't care all that much about the Ryder Cup.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Good news for everyone ... Tom does not have to "not" select him ... If he did select him, then the debate of Tiger was a bad choice when the US loses is off the table ... I see a win/win here, because I feel the US is not going to take this one ...
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Good. Also means he likely won't play the Frys in Napa. McIlroy also said he's deferring to play Napa in 2015. Which mean I know what year I'm getting my tickets! ------------ In unrelated news, there is a dude in the US Amateur who has Ricky Barnes' swing and Ricky Barnes' clothing. I don't know if anyone else is watching this, but I'm pretty sure it's Ricky Barnes in disguise. EDIT: Ricky Barnes won his match. I couldn't be happier.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No surprise at all. No way Watson was going to pick him, so maybe some preemptive face-saving here....
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

No way Watson was going to pick him, so maybe some preemptive face-saving here....

I was actually thinking that he was going to pick Tiger. I've seen a lot of sports decision makers choose to sign and play athletes based on their legacy and previous body of work, rather than their current state. My gut feeling was that the same thing was going to happen here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Seems to me that almost everything Watson has said lately seemed to be a hint for Tiger to withdraw so he wouldn't have to make the decision.

(Not that I can blame him).

Tiger finally took the hint.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with this move, rest is best. I wish he would have done it earlier.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Good. See you next year, Tiger. Or maybe in December, for his World Challenge.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Tom- "hey tiger, how ya doin? I been thinking, rather than not pick you and set the media on a tom not not picking tiger frenzy, why not withdraw yourself from selection, that way, they'll get off my back and you won't have to pretend to be not bothered! We both know your not fit anyway,..Whaddayareckon?" Tiger- "I was just thinking the same thing tom! I'll do it tomorrow!"
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's too bad. For Team Europe that is.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

No surprise at all.

No way Watson was going to pick him, so maybe some preemptive face-saving here....

I don't think so, but it's a predictable comment.

If Norman could pick Adam Scott a few years back for Presidents Cup when he was on the verge of quitting the game, Watson could certainly have picked Tiger this year.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think so, but it's a predictable comment. If Norman could pick Adam Scott a few years back for Presidents Cup when he was on the verge of quitting the game, Watson could certainly have picked Tiger this year.

Seems to me that Norman and his team lost that Presidents Cup.... ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

That's too bad. For Team Europe that is.


Meh - I still think they are the favored team; the only loser in this is NBC and the hype machine they would have spun up related to Tiger....well that and all the Tiger fans (aka not golf fans)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good decision by Woods.  I hope he didn't do any long term damage to himself over the last six weeks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0