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Golf : Tiger Woods not being ruled out for US Ryder Cup team, says captain Tom Watson

Published on Aug 12, 2014 12:10 AM
Tiger Woods of the US grimaces after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 8, 2014. Woods has played a limited schedule this year following back surgery, but is still being considered as a possible wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (REUTERS) - United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has not yet ruled an ailing Tiger Woods out of his team to take on holders Europe in Gleneagles, Scotland from Sept 26-28.

Though Woods missed the fourth major cut of his professional career at last week's PGA Championship after playing a limited schedule this year following back surgery, Watson is still considering him as a possible wildcard pick.

"The most important thing is his health," Watson told reporters at Valhalla Golf Club on Monday, a day after the automatic top-nine selections in his team had been inked in for Gleneagles.

"I've said it consistently all the way through the issue with Tiger after his injury. If he's healthy and is playing well, I'll pick him. Right now, his health is not good.

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