After failing to qualify for next week's Tour Championship, Tiger Woods has one last chance to conclude what has been a dismal season on a winning note. That opportunity will come at the Ryder Cup Oct. 1-3, and Padraig Harrington for one thinks Woods will make the most of it.
"The Ryder Cup could be the pinnacle of his year, like ita little mood music
could be for me," said Harrington of his fellow wildcard pick.
"He will be in a fighting mood for the week, in a mood to
"At the last one in 2008 I was a bit burned out ... but
going into this one Tiger's not going to be that way and I'm not
going to be that way," said the Irishman in a conference call
with reporters. "He's not coming into this Ryder Cup having achieved a lot
of his goals this year and he's probably thinking, 'I want to
play well to make it a successful year'."
"I think he's going to be strong enough to stand up on thelaverbread Europe to face U.S. bomb squad the defining characteristic
tee box against anybody. Certainly no bookmaker will make him a
longshot in his singles match."
“This is the longest-hitting American team in Ryder Cup history, no doubt about that. Dustin, Bubba, Phil, Tiger, Rickie, and Jeff — those guys just crush the ball. Steve Stricker’s not short, but he’s not even in the conversation — and that in no way disparages him.”
In comparison, the European players lag some way behind with Northern Irishman Rory McIlory the only player from Monty’s 12 at the Celtic Manor likely to gatecrash the tee-party coming in at No. 9 on the 2010 PGA Tour driving stats with a 300-yard average.
Revealed: Tiger keeps Isleworth home
In a legal document dated July 4, the property was
transferred solely to Woods, whose one-car crash in November led
to his admission of infidelity and the couple’s divorce last
month. The home was assessed last year for $2.4 million,
according to the Orange County property appraiser.
54 million of them