Woods blames himself for US Ryder Cup failure

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Updated: September 26, 2012
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Tiger Woods sensationally admitted he is to blame for America’s poor recent record in the Ryder Cup. Europe have won six out of the last eight competitions and while Tiger has reigned supreme over the golfing world for much of that time, he hasn’t translated his dominance to the team competition.

“Well, certainly I am responsible for that because I didn’t earn the points that I was put out there for. I believe I was out there, what, in five sessions each time and I didn’t go 5-0 on our side,” he told reporters.

Tiger has won 14 Majors and 74 PGA tour events but his showing in the Ryder Cup is inexplicably bad. He has played in six Ryder Cups but has only been on the winning team once. His own record of 13-14-2 has been partly to blame for the US team’s bad performance and Woods has accepted responsibility for his poor efforts on behalf of his team.

“So I certainly am a part of that and that’s part of being a team. I needed to go get my points for my team and I didn’t do that. Hopefully I can do that this week, and hopefully the other guys can do the same and we can get this thing rolling.”

The 39th Ryder Cup gets underway on Friday at the Medinah Country Club, a course that holds happy memories for the former world number one. He won two Majors at the Chicago venue and is hoping that his previous success will help him set the Ryder Cup record straight.

“I’ve always loved coming here. I enjoy playing in Chicago and for some reason, I’ve just had a lot of success here. I don’t know what it is but I seem to be very, very comfortable here,” he added.

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