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.
The American is not known for being a team player. But all that changes in Melbourne.
Tiger Woods named himself to the United States Presidents Cup team on Thursday, a decision as predictable as Christmas carols in radio rotation before Thanksgiving. Woods , the American team captain, had four discretionary picks to complete his 12-player team.
Golf superstar Tiger Woods has touched down in Melbourne to play the President's Cup- but what has caught the eye of punters is the fact he and his US teammates may have taken a $1 million flight to get here.
Woods and a star-studded American side including Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland boarded a marathon charter flight from the Bahamas yesterday and landed this afternoon.
They were flying aboard a private Boeing 777 named Crystal Skye – which by all reports costs an estimated US$55,000 (AU$80,503) an hour to rent.
Considering the flight time from the Bahamas to Melbourne is approximately 20 hours, a night onboard Crystal Skye set the world's most successful golfer back a staggering AU$1,610,060.
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.
Check out some of Woods ' shots from the final day of the 2011 Presidents cup . He defeated Aaron Baddeley 5&3, playing his 15 holes in 5 under, the best of
The role of Presidents Cup captain typically is reserved for players in the twilight of their careers. Nothing is typical about Tiger Woods . " I know that he does not want to go down there and not come back without the cup ," said Rickie Fowler, the newest addition to the team.
Take a look inside Crystal Skye, and it's almost possible to argue it's worth the cost.
Onboard the completely customised Boeing 777-200LR are 88 handcrafted, fully-reclining seats, a champagne bar, a social lounge, a team of butlers and a gourmet kitchen staffed by an executive chef.
If that wasn't enough, each seat comes with its own 24-inch HD monitor (the largest in the industry), along with individual USB and power ports to each seat.
The Bahamas is a hot place, so if the golfers were parched from battling it out on the links, they could indulge in customised international cuisine and a selection of wines, champagnes, beers and spirits.
McIlroy joins Woods in ruling out playing in Saudi Arabia
McIlroy joins Woods in ruling out playing in Saudi ArabiaBut unlike Woods, who studiously avoided commenting on the politics of the country while explaining his reasons not to play, McIlroy was less reticent to address the complicated intersection of sport and politics.
Tiger Woods excelled as the US clinched the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, beating Greg Norman' s International side 19-15.
Tiger Woods ' bid for a Hero World Challenge victory stalled out, but he quickly switched modes as he preps for the Presidents Cup . Tiger Woods ' Sunday run fell short at the Hero World Challenge. Those begin with making sure everyone gets on the team’ s charter flight to Melbourne.
Compared to a regular Boeing 757, the Crystal Skye 777 boasts a maximum flight time of 21.5 hours and an impressive range of 10,000 miles (16,093 km).
Woods is set to play the President's cup at Royal Melbourne, where a team of handpicked golfers will contest the cup against an international side.
It's the 13th year the President's Cup has been contested and it's the third time both teams have battled it out at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
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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.