Tiger apologises to US rookies

2012-10-09 08:06

New York - After failing to win a match at the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods privately apologised to four first-time members of the American side after their defeat by Europe, according to a Golf Channel report on Monday.

Tim Rosaforte, a contributor to the television network, said on a morning show on the Golf Channel that Woods apologised for not earning enough points to team-mates Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley.

Rosaforte said he learned of the gathering from Snedeker at a charity fundraising event in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Tiger got all the rookies in a room, closed the door and personally apologised to everyone for not doing more, for not getting the points he needed to get to get a US victory," Rosaforte said.

"For people who don't think Woods really cares, whenever that turn or that pivot occurred in his career, it has fully turned."

Woods went 0-3 with a halved match against Italy's Francesco Molinari after Europe had already clinched retaining the Cup, making the final count 14 1/2-13 1/2 for Europe after a last-day European fightback at Medinah on September 30.

Woods, 13-17-3 in Ryder Cup matches, has played on only one winning Ryder Cup side, that being the American squad that made a similar last-day rally to win in 1999 at Brookline, Massachusetts.


  • geraldsebanda - 2012-10-09 08:42

    Interesting choice of pic. Are they trying to say that black people pick their noses?

      keith.gough - 2012-10-09 08:45

      I think that they are saying that people who have both hands and noses often find them occupying the same space.

      Jacques - 2012-10-09 09:33


      Alan - 2012-10-09 10:13

      Maybe they are saying black people don't pick other peoples' noses>

  • jaco.declerck - 2012-10-09 09:17

    oh boo hoo

  • - 2012-10-09 09:19

    Well that's sport even the best have to fall...

  • delish7564 - 2012-10-09 09:21

    Guess it's not so private any longer :)

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-09 10:07

    If there is a borometer invented to measure the most miserable, selfish person in the world he would come out tops. He may be one of the best golfhers in the world but he sure lacks personality. I don't know why they even picked him, everytime he lets his team down. How many tournaments will it take for the powers that be to wake up and leave him out.

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