Pavin not afraid to drop Tiger
US Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin insists that Tiger Woods is not an untouchable and that he will drop him if he needs to.
United States Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin insists he is not afraid to drop Tiger Woods.
Pavin chose the world number one as one of his wild picks last week but refuses to guarantee that Woods will play in all five possible matches against Europe at Celtic Manor when the tournament starts on October 1.
Pavin said: “Tiger told me he will do whatever is necessary to help the team win and that is going to be my call and I will probably be making that decision a little bit on the fly, but I’m not afraid to not play him jn every match, that’s for sure.
“The objective is to win the match and that’s what I’m going to be trying to do, whatever that takes.”
Woods has struggled at times with the foursomes and fourballs format on the first two days of the Ryder Cup, most famously losing both matches on the first day when paired with Phil Mickelson as the so-called ‘Dream Team’ in 2004.
Pavin, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme, said: “I am going to treat every player the same. The objective is to try to win the Ryder Cup and if in my judgement I think Tiger is to play five matches, or should play four or three then that is what I will do – that’s my call as captain and I’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
“For me it’s how he’s playing golf – that’s my concern as far as the Ryder Cup goes.”
WATCH: Amateur pulls off magical flop shot – with a little help from friend on the green
Is there anything better than a well-executed flop shot?
Seven irons that will give you more distance on the golf course
These irons are great for improving players looking to gain distance.
St Francis Links might just be Jack Nicklaus’ best design work outside of North America
St Francis Links is a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece.
WATCH: Golfer bends shot around tree in amazing shot you’ll watch on repeat
What a bold shot this is.
Puma launch eyebrow-raising new golf shoe design that could be trailblazing
Puma are trying to change the game.
WATCH: Golfer caught on camera practising Texas wedge at the range
Practice makes perfect they say and that goes double for the old Texas Wedge.
Why golf shoes are the most overlooked piece of equipment that can help your game
Don’t neglect your golf shoes.
The 7 best golf courses in Kenya including DP World Tour stop Muthaiga
Seven of the finest courses in Kenya alight this list.
WATCH: ‘A little fat’ – Young golfer hilariously buries his clubhead in the ground
Isn’t this just how things go?
Six great reasons to visit golfing Mecca Wilmington in Delaware
Why you should visit the First State’s golfing mecca.