Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods - USA Ryder Cup Team 2012

Tiger WoodsThe most well known name in Golf today. Tiger Woods is a phenomenon and will probably be hailed as the greatest golfer of all time by the time his career comes to an end. He has not been in the best form over the past couple of years but will still make the American Ryder Cup Team and will be a player to watch.

Tiger of course missed the 2008 Ryder Cup through injury so will no doubt be itching to get back into the team and head to Celtic Manor. He will be eager to prove his worth in the team and will do that by leading from the front, he has long been considered an independent player and has sometimes been criticised for his performances in team events.

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Just to put his career into perspective, Tiger Woods has won 14 professional Major Golf Tournaments,(4 US Masters, 4 US PGA’s, 3 British Open’s and three US Open’s), and is second only to the legendary Jack Niklaus, who has 18. He is the youngest player ever to achieve the ‘Grand Slam’ of golf, and he is the fastest and youngest to win 50 Tournaments within the PGA. He has held the Number One position in the World Rankings for the greatest number of weeks, and his position continues to remain unchallenged despite pressure from Phil Mickelson recently.

He has been awarded the PGA Player of the Year a record 9 times, the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest adjusted scoring average a record 8 times and has tied Niklaus’s record of leading the money list in 8 different seasons. He is a formidable man and will no doubt attract the most attention in this years Ryder Cup.

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His Ryder Cup record is good too, but its not as good as one might think. He has made 5 Ryder Cup appearances and has played the maximum 25 times.He has however only won 10 of these matches and halved 2, and has been on the losing end no fewer than 13 times. In his 5 singles matches, Woods has won 3,halved one and lost one. This record has led many observers to question Wood’s team play and will no doubt be a talking point in this year’s match.

Ryder Cup Record - Tiger Woods