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Golf: Tiger injury bodes ill for Ryder Cup bid, says Watson

Published on Aug 5, 2014 6:09 AM
Tiger Woods looks on after hitting off the fourth tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course in Akron, Ohio on August 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said on Monday that the latest back injury scare for Tiger Woods is not a good sign for his possible selection in the American squad.

A day after Woods withdrew from the final round of the World Golf Championships event at Firestone Country Club with back spasms, Watson was still hopeful the 14-time major winner might yet play in this week's PGA Championship, the last major tournament of the year.

"I would pick Tiger Woods if he's healthy and playing well," Watson said.

"This doesn't bode well right now." "I just hope maybe it's an isolated problem that he can turn around and possibly play this week at the PGA." At the moment, Woods is not healthy and might not be playing at all.

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