" But the former World No.1 has struggled with a series of injuries since winning his most recent major championship at the 2008 US Open -- with a back injury the latest to interrupt his career."
London, Aug 14 - Star golfer Tiger Woods has opted out of the prestigious Ryder Cup due to an injury.

Woods was in consideration for a place in the US team for the Ryder Cup but Wednesday night made known that he would not be up for selection.

In a statement on www.pga.com Woods said: While I greatly appreciate (US captain) Tom (Watson) thinking about me for a possible captain's pick, I must take myself out of consideration.

Woods failed to qualify for the team outright but was in the running as one of three wild-card selections.

US captain Tom Watson has said all year he wanted Woods on his team if he were healthy and playing well.

But the former World No.1 has struggled with a series of injuries since winning his most recent major championship at the 2008 US Open -- with a back injury the latest to interrupt his career.

The American golfer underwent a back surgery March 31 and admitted that he will not be fit to participate in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002395986
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Europe


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.