Next month, the PGA Tour players will do the Ryder Cup, and even though Tiger Woods barely made it onto the Ryder Cup team, having been called in on a Wildcard by Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin, and has had less than a stellar season, Padraig Harrington refuses to underestimate the American, calling him an “intimidation factor” in this year's Ryder Cup. Woods is still ranked number one in the PGA Tour but has not yet won a tournament in the 2010 season.
In fact, Padraig Harrington said about Woods that he would be in the mood to perform, and a fighting mood to boot, because the Ryder Cup could be the pinnacle of Wood's year. However, if past experience speaks, Woods may not do as well as he thinks as he has only won the Ryder Cup one time, and that was over ten years ago in 1999. He has been involved in the Ryder Cup no less than five times and has only earned a total point tally of eleven, out of a possible twenty five. The closest he has been recently was a near-win in 2008 in Valhalla against Europe.
According to Harrington, since Woods has not done well this year at all, he will be coming into this tournament wanting to win very badly. Harrington was also a captain's pick this year to get his ticket into the Ryder Cup, picked by this year's Ryder Cup captain for Europe, Colin Montgomerie. Many think that number seven ranked Paul Casey should have been picked instead but Montomerie said that “nobody in match-play golf wants to play." The Ryder Cup will be held October 1st through the 3rd and Harrington's match will be at Celtic Manor in Wales.
Tags: PGA Tour
, Tiger Woods
, Padraig Harrington
, Ryder Cup