Woods ready for Ryder Cup bear pit

Woods ready for Ryder Cup bear pit

Tiger Woods wants to play a Ryder Cup in Europe again – even though he is promised a partisan reception.

The world number one was expected to be named as one of Corey Pavin’s four wild cards later today after finishing 12th and 11th in his last two events, a marked improvement on what came before.

America defend the trophy at Celtic Manor on October 1-3 and for Woods it would be a sixth cap. He made his debut at Valderrama in 1997 and also played at The Belfry in 2002 and the K Club four years ago.

“Well, on the road it’s very different,” he said after his closing 68 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston yesterday.

“You get booed a lot, you get jeered and people say things they probably shouldn’t say.

“Unfortunately I’ve seen it on both sides. They did it with Monty (European captain Colin Montgomerie), so it goes both ways and I’ve had that experience and understand how to deal with it and make it a positive thing.

“I missed the last one because I was hurt and it would be nice to be on the team.

“I enjoy playing in the Ryder Cup and going out there against those guys with my teammates and see if we can get it done.”

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