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RYDER CUP: Fomer US captain Alzinger would not pick Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods wipes his face during the second round of the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods wipes his face during the second round of the PGA Championship

Former captain Paul Azinger would not pick Tiger Woods for this year’s Ryder Cup and believes the 14-time major winner will rule himself out of the contest at Gleneagles.

And with the former world number one again struggling for form and fitness, Azinger does not think current captain Tom Watson can afford to use one of his three wild cards on Woods on September 2. The nine automatic qualifiers are decided on Sunday.

"I don't see how you can take an injured player who is not playing well," Azinger told the Golf Channel. "I don't think I would. And also Tiger has not necessarily been the formula for success either. I just don't see how you can pick him at this point.

"I am guessing he will call Tom and beg out of this and say 'I am not ready', make Tom's decision easier."

The bare statistics make grim reading for Woods after the worst year of his career came to an end at the US PGA Championship.

 

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