Sport Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger Woods says not playing is part of plan

17:15  13 december  2019
17:15  13 december  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Tiger Woods may play four matches at Cup

  Tiger Woods may play four matches at Cup Tiger Woods may play up to four matches at next week's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.Sources inside the 15-time major winner's camp have suggested he will play up to four matches at Royal Melbourne.

Tiger Woods played a practice shot on Tuesday at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, host of the 2019 Presidents Cup .Credit One Presidents Cup volunteer walking with Woods ’s foursome on Tuesday said : “Has he lost weight? I’m just so thankful to be part of the game of golf as a competitor again.”

Captain Tiger Woods will kick off the United States’ bid for an eighth successive win in the Presidents Cup when he combines with Justin Thomas in Woods is only the second playing captain in the 25-year history of the tournament. Hale Irwin, who led the United States to victory in the inaugural edition

Tiger Woods wearing a hat: United States captain Tiger Woods fronts the media © Getty Images United States captain Tiger Woods fronts the media

Tiger Woods said it would be hard for him to play all the sessions at the Presidents Cup after opting to sit out Saturday's four-ball.

United States captain Woods has been red-hot in Melbourne, where the 15-time major champion has helped the defending champions win two of their points against the Internationals – who lead 6.5 - 3.5.

Following Thursday's masterclass in the four-ball, Woods teamed up with Justin Thomas again on Friday in the foursomes to beat Hideki Matsuyama and Byeong Hun An 1up at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

However, Woods will not back up with Thomas for Saturday's early matches, instead bringing in Rickie Fowler against Marc Leishman and Li Haotong.

Woods: I wasn't good enough to win

  Woods: I wasn't good enough to win Tiger Woods rued his final-round performance at the Hero World Challenge as he missed out on a first win in his own event for eight years. The 43-year-old American held the solo lead on the front nine, but he stumbled down the stretch to eventually finish fourth after a three-under 69 as Henrik Stenson clinched a one-shot victory over Jon Rahm. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Tiger Woods will combine his captain's duties with playing most likely three times during the Presidents Cup Couples, who captained the team in 2009, 2011 and 2013, has long championed Woods as capable of assuming the dual roles and said he anticipates he will play a big part on the

Aside from a dominant effort from Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas, the Americans were blitzed on Instead of matching players with close friendships or experience playing together in the past, Els After day one, Tiger said his message to his team will be simple: “We have to go and earn the Cup .”

Discussing his decision, Woods told reporters: "That was kind of the game plan. It would be hard for me to go all the sessions.

"I've been fortunate enough to go out there with J.T. and we've gotten two points. J.T. played great and Rickie played awesome this afternoon.

"They have been looking forward to playing with one another. They have had success before, and send them back out."

Tiger Woods: Life in pictures

The USA – eyeing an eighth consecutive Presidents Cup title – produced a late fightback to shift the momentum on Friday.

Ernie Els' Internationals threatened to sweep all five foursomes at one stage, before the USA rallied to win two of the final three matchups.

Clutch birdies from Patrick Cantlay and Thomas ensured the USA ended the day only three points behind the Internationals.

"At one point, we were down in four and even in one, and so it looked pretty bleak, but the guys turned it around," American superstar Woods said.

"They played phenomenal coming in. It was important for us to end the way we did and it totally changed the last hour."

On his own match alongside Thomas, who sealed victory in stunning fashion to spark joyous celebrations, Woods added via Golf Channel: "We were just fighting. We were just fighting. It's J.T. and I and we got in our own little bubble and doing our thing.

"We were up early, they flipped it on us and then we were kind of fighting, clawing our way back. Last hole, gives me absolute chills, man."

Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger returns to open singles with title on the line .
After sitting out Saturday's action, Tiger Woods will resume his playing responsibilities as the USA eye an eighth consecutive trophy.The USA head into the final day trailing the Internationals 10-8 following a dramatic ending to Saturday's action at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

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