Added by Tania Sullivan on September 28, 2010
Colin Montgomerie, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, has dismissed some media reports that have cited him as saying he would not have picked golfing champion Tiger Woods if he was in charge of selection for the U.S. team.
The two teams touched down in Wales this week for the showdown at Celtic Manor.
Woods was included as a “wildcard” in the U.S. team, and this was the subject of much speculation.
The World Number One has struggled for much of this season, mainly due to the many disruptions that have occurred in his private life.
Tiger Woods was one of the few players in the tournament that arrived in Wales without a WAG
(wives and girlfriends) in tow.
Adding to the pressure on Tiger is the memory of his last efforts on the course in Wales.
The U.S. team not only lost for just the 4th time in 73 years, but Tiger Woods lost 2 of his 4 matches as well.
Montgomerie stated in a joint press conference with U.S. captain Corey Pavin,
“I’ve always said Tiger is the best player in the world and in my opinion, the best player to ever play the game. Of course he’d be in my team,” the Scot said.