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‘Everything Tiger (Woods) does turns into S*t’: Golf World accuses 48YO of incompetence amid ‘right time’ confession

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Tiger Woods had a very good reason for passing up the Ryder Cup opportunity. The former world number one clarified his stance on the Ryder Cup in an official statement. The 15-time Major champion is juggling a lot of things, especially with the ongoing merger negotiations. Lack of time prevented him from accepting the position. But the 48-year-old did not rule out a return in the future.

Tiger Woods wrote: “With my new responsibilities on the PGA Tour and the time commitments involved, I felt I would not be able to dedicate the time to Team USA and the players needed as a captain. That does not mean I would not want to captain a team in the future. If I feel the time is right, I will put myself in the ring for this committee to decide.

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Woods is one of six player managers involved in shaping the future of the PGA Tour. Additionally, the 15-time Major champion also sits on the Transactions Committee, overseeing progress on a day-to-day basis. Previously, Rory McIlroy, a member of the same group, revealed that they connect with PIF officials two to three times a week.

On top of that, Woods is at a crucial point in his career. Following his ankle surgery, the veteran has only competed in three majors and the Hero World Challenge; he withdrew from the Genesis Invitational due to influenza.

The former world number one is in a transition phase where he is figuring out how to adapt to his physical restrictions. His ankle doesn’t move like it used to, resulting in more weight on his lower back. That, in turn, prolongs his post-tournament recovery period.

However, Woods’ willingness to take on the Ryder Cup captaincy at a later date suggests he is eyeing a more favourable opportunity. Perhaps in 2027, when the Ryder Cup travels to Adare Manor. Curiously, not everyone wants to see him as captain even then.

Why fans don’t want Tiger Woods to captain Team USA

Tiger Woods has represented the Stars and Stripes eight times in his career, winning just once, in 1999. Woods played 37 matches, where he won 13 times, lost 21 matches and halved 3. Woods’ last appearance at the Ryder Cup was in 2018. A section of netizens do not believe that Tiger Woods would add much value to the team. One user wrote: “We don’t want it.”

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In particular, the 48-year-old captained the US team that triumphed at the 2019 Presidents Cup. In fact, Tiger Woods started the famous Patrick Cantlay-Xander Schauffele duo. Still, not everyone is convinced of his leadership abilities.

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One of them tweeted: “Tigre as captain, easy victory for Europe. Outside of playing, everything Tiger does turns into shit..”Some of them point to the delay in negotiations as an indication of Woods’ ineffectiveness as a leader.They started ‘negotiating’ the Framework agreement at the end of 2022…. Now, those ongoing negotiations impact (sic) an event that will occur at the end of 2025…. Wow.”

Others believe Woods wanted to stay above the politics of LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. They assume the 82-time PGA Tour winner wanted to play it safe. By the next Ryder Cup in 2027, the LIV-PGA Tour split will likely be a thing of the past.In other words, he wants to wait until LIV and PGA merge and then captain a winning team without all the politics.“, one user tweeted.

Interestingly, some also took the opportunity to blast Sun Day Red, Woods’ new clothing line. Previously, ‘sold out’ Sun Day Red products were selling for double and triple the price on third-party e-commerce platforms like eBay.

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One user mocked: “I’m focused on selling expensive polos with a shitty logo and building a new tennis bubble for our sim league. And playing 3 tournaments a year. One man can only do so much.

While Tiger Woods was the favourite choice among veteran golfers, fans don’t share that sentiment. Interestingly, Keegan Bradley, the new Ryder Cup captain, said the former world number one could be involved in any way he wanted. Bradley is keen to take the 48-year-old’s advice.

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