The Straits Times
Published on Sep 26, 2012

Woods accepts responsibility for US Ryder Cup woes


MEDINAH, Illinois (REUTERS) - Tiger Woods may be the greatest golfer of his generation but at the Ryder Cup he has been Joe Average and on Tuesday accepted responsibility for the dismal United States (US) showing for the past 15 years.

During a period where Woods reigned supreme over the golf world winning 74 PGA Tour titles, including 14 majors, he has been unable to extend his dominance to the biennial competition that pits the US best against Europe's best.

A mediocre 13-14-2 mark from six Ryder Cups does not enhance the brilliance resume of Woods, who has been able to celebrate just one team win from six Ryder Cup appearances.

Woods's struggles have coincided with lean times for the US with Europe hoisting the Cup in six of the last eight events.