Tiger Woods changes mind on US Ryder Cup pick

These days, it doesn’t take long for things to change for Tiger Woods. Finishing 18-over-par can do that to a guy. Woods was whistling a... More Below... Posted by on Aug 11th, 2010 and filed under Golf.

These days, it doesn’t take long for things to change for Tiger Woods. Finishing 18-over-par can do that to a guy.

Woods was whistling a different tune at Whistling Straits, the venue for this week’s 92nd PGA Championship, exactly a week after refusing to say whether or not he would accept a captain’s selection onto the 2010 US Ryder Cup team if he fails to make it on points.

In a clipped, one-word answer when asked yesterday if he would accept being Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin’s pick for the fall team competition against Europe’s best players if such a pick was the only way he could make the team, Woods said, “Yes.”

A week ago, when asked the same question, “I intend to play my way onto the team.” His answer was identical when the question was phrased differently. But a final round 77 and a four-day total of 18-over at the Bridgestone Invitational last weekend that left him tied for 78th seemed to have changed Woods’ thinking.

(Thanks to Boston Herald and Keith Allison)

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