(Information) – Tiger Woods says he can be effectively rested when he leads america as taking part in captain at subsequent month’s Presidents Cup in Australia and is assured there can be no repeat of his poor efficiency eventually yr’s Ryder Cup.
FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods tees off the ninth gap through the last spherical of the Zozo Championship, a PGA Tour occasion, at Narashino Nation Membership in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan October 27, 2019, on this picture launched by Kyodo. Kyodo/by way of Information
Woods massively underperformed in Paris in 2018, dropping all 4 of his matches because the People have been thrashed 17 1/2 – 10 1/2 by Europe.
The 15-times main champion had arrived in France simply after profitable the Tour Championship in Atlanta, his first victory since present process a spinal fusion greater than a yr earlier.
“Final yr was a bit completely different … hopping on a flight that night time (from Atlanta) and going straight to Paris,” he stated on Friday whereas saying his 4 captain’s picks.
“And in addition, I believe the emotional stress and the emotional launch of lastly profitable an occasion getting back from my again surgical procedure, that took a toll on me a bit.”
Previous to the Dec. 12-15 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, Woods will host his personal occasion, the Hero World Problem, within the Bahamas, a 16-hour time distinction.
The World Problem finishes on a Saturday, giving the 11 members of the U.S. workforce slated to compete within the Bahamas an opportunity to reach in Melbourne on Monday, three days forward of the primary Presidents Cup matches in opposition to the Worldwide facet.
Woods says his commitments on the World Problem shouldn’t be too taxing.
“I do have some duties there at night time, however general, it’s an easy week. After which our flight right down to Ozcan be simple, simply lengthy,” he added.
Woods will lead a workforce that on paper is massively stronger than the Internationals, although the Ernie Els-led squad is way extra aggressive exterior america, dropping by only one level in South Korea 4 years in the past.
“On paper, we actually have the benefit on the planet rankings,” Woods acknowledged.
“Our gamers have earned that by taking part in effectively all over the world and taking part in effectively in massive occasions.”
Reporting by Andrew Each in Tokyo; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford