Woods Eyes Ryder Spot

After his worst ever tournament finish at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Tiger Woods has declared that he would in fact take a wild card place in the Ryder Cup if Corey Pavin was to choose him.

The world number one endured a torrid time in Akron last weekend finishing second last with a career high 18 over par. This has dropped Woods out of the automatic pick for this year’s Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.

Woods currently sits in 10th spot in the rankings but is still confident that he can find some form at the upcoming USPGA Championship which could take him back into the top eight.

“Hopefully I won’t be a pick. I would like to be able to play myself onto that team.” said Woods.

There have been rumours that Woods has contacted coach Sean Foley to help him find his game running up the all important Ryder Cup. However the American has neither confirmed nor denied.

Foley is currently the coach of England’s Justin Rose but the Florida based instructor also works with the overall winner in Akron, Hunter Mahan and also recent winner Sean O’Hair.

Woods has failed to win a tour tournament since returning to the game after a long break forced on by personal issues in his private life which leaves the race for the final major of the season wide open.

Fellow countryman Paul Casey was surprised to see the low scores Woods put in at the weekend but understands his situation as he to fell into a slump a few years ago to which he has now bounced back.

“I think he’ll get it back. I have no doubt in my mind he will be back to his very, very high standards. He might come back better than he was before. I don’t put anything past him”