Tiger Woods apologizes for Ryder Cup loss

Tiger Woods apologized to his U.S. Ryder Cup teammates after his disappointing performance in the U.S.-Europe match last month, according to numerous media reports.

The European team rallied from a 10-6 deficit on the final day to beat the U.S. 14 ½-13 ½. On the first two days, Woods and teammate Steve Stricker lost all three of their matches.

According to ESPN.com, Woods apologized to rookie players Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley.

Tim Rosaforte of the Golf Channel, quoting Snedeker, said, “Tiger got all the rookies in a room, closed the door and personally apologized to everyone for not doing more, for not getting the points he needed to get to get a U.S. victory. For people who don’t think Woods really cares, whenever that turn or that pivot occurred in his career, it has fully turned.”

On Monday, Woods explained why he apologized:

“Steve Stricker and I were sent out to win points and we didn’t do it. It has been difficult, there is no doubt. We held a great lead and couldn’t manage to win from a perfect position going into Sunday. That was tough. Some guys were pretty bummed out by what happened.”

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GolfAddict

October 9th, 2012
10:02 am

Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk and most of all Davis Love III were the one who should appologize.

Dawgnlex

October 9th, 2012
12:39 pm

perk

October 9th, 2012
5:14 pm

Tiger did not play well in his 1st match – he did in the remaining ones. Stricker and Snedeker lost the key matches.

Wind Mills and Clowns Mouths

October 10th, 2012
8:41 pm

Furyk should never be allowed to get anywhere near the Ryder Cup again! Davis Loooovvvveeeee III — should learn a lesson in humility.

The USA needs to forget about the stupidity that Love tried to say “It’s a PARTY, not a WAR.” Ian Poulter said time and again that he showed up to “kill” the other team. Until Phil quits smiling and applauding the other team making puts and gets some fire in his belly and Tiger actually GROWS A SET — the USA will not win the Ryder Cup again.

Forget the contemporary type captains (Love, Pavin, etc) GET SOME OF THE OLD TIMERS… Trevino, Watson, LARRY NELSON, Stockton… to come in a kick some butt on these millionaire FRAT BOYS!!

Furyk — pitiful
Stricker — forgot how to putt; and by the way, don’t ever use a putting book that he put together for the “team”… players need to read their own putts.
Tiger — Grow a set and become human
LOVE — Ain’t feeling it, never did…..FRAT BOY PARTY WITH Jordan, really, really? Why was Michael Jordan part of this

Ping Pong Tables — THROW THEM OUT IN THE TRASH!!!!!

Clowns Mouths Putter

October 10th, 2012
8:45 pm

Tiger Woods —- ONE RYDER CUP VICTORY!!! Brookline! That’s it — ONE!!!

He wasn’t on Zingers’ team…

Dr Hook and the Medicine Show

October 14th, 2012
9:18 am

Furyk has choked so many times, Tiger ain’t what he used to be, plain and simple, and Stricker couldn’t make a gimme putt all day. Also, Europe plays harder and with more fire than the USA, and until the USA changes that, the USA will not win.

Joey

October 14th, 2012
11:51 am

Don’t blame Stricker and Furyk – blame the guy (Love) that gave them free tickets to be on the team, when there were at least 2 young players who did well in the last Ryder Cup – Ricky Fowler and Hunter Mahan.

Both of the older guys choked in numerous tourneys this season, especially Furyk.

Fair n Balanced

October 15th, 2012
3:30 pm

In one of the 4 ball matches one of the Europeans shot a 62 by himself. That’s hard to beat. But for Woods to only get a half point……yeah, his apology was right thing to do. Kudos to him! Better luck next time.