Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tiger Woods Withdraws from the Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup will not be the same this time around as Tiger Woods withdraws from the Ryder Cup as per news just coming in. The next edition of the Ryder Cup is going to be played in Scotland and with Tiger Woods withdrawal, the happiest person on the earth will be Tom Watson as now he has nothing to worry about his ‘captain’s pick’ for the USA Ryder Cup team.

As per the statement issued and published by Tiger Woods himself on his official website, the doctors have advised Tiger Woods to take a rest because his back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. Woods has already talked over the phone with Watson on this issue as per this statement. He has also assured the USA Golf fans that he will cheer the US team during the tournament.

It is going to be a long wait for the Tiger Woods fans as he has declared that he will return to the professional golf only on the 1st of December this year when he will play the World Challenge Tournament at Isleworth in Orlando, Florida.

There was a rumor prior to this announcement making rounds for the last couple of weeks that Tom Watson was considering other players then Woods for the Ryder Cup team and a few of them are even unknown. It would have been very embarrassing for Woods had that happened. So does this mean that to avoid the embarrassment Tiger Woods has withdrawn his name for the consideration in the USA Ryder Cup team?

Well, it doesn’t seem to be the case as he has declared his return in December and not immediately after the Ryder Cup gets over. Questions are also arising that if Tiger Woods is undoubtedly not fit, then why he was allowed to play the Bridgestone Invitational Tournament and the PGA Championship which were played side by side in last fortnight! Were his doctors sleeping?

Something, somewhere is definitely missing here, but then this decision by Woods will only help the USA Ryder Cup team as it has avoided a controversy which was looming large on them.

The 2014 Ryder Cup will be the 40th Edition and it will be hosted by PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel near Auchterarder in the Perthshire of Scotland. The tournament be played between 26th September and 28th September.

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