Golf: Tiger Woods to miss Ryder Cup

Los Angeles: Tiger Woods ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup yesterday, saying he will not return to competition until December because he needs time to strengthen his ailing back.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods 

The 14-time major champion missed the cut at last week's PGA Championship with back spasms, a week after he withdrew from the World Golf Championships event in Akron with similar trouble.

Even so, US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said on Monday he would still consider making Woods a captain's pick for the team to face Europe in September — if the ex-World No 1 one was sure he was healthy.



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