Euro­pean pair frus­trate golf leg­end

Sunday Sun - - Golf -

TIGER Woods was fu­ri­ous af­ter los­ing all three of his matches to Europe’s star pair Francesco Moli­nari and Tommy Fleet­wood.

The 14-time ma­jor win­ner’s poor record in the com­pe­ti­tion got worse as he lost both four­balls ses­sions and yes­ter­day af­ter­noon’s four­somes.

It left him with 20 de­feats, 13 wins, and three halves in the com­pe­ti­tion, well be­low the stan­dards he achieved as an in­di­vid­ual.

He will be pleased to see the back of Moli­nari and Fleet­wood, who were his tor­men­tors over the first two days.

“Ev­ery­thing feels pretty good. Just pretty p****d off the fact that I lost three matches and didn’t feel like I played poorly,” said the 42-year-old, who part­nered Bryson DeCham­beau to a crush­ing 5&4 four­somes de­feat af­ter los­ing 4&3 in the morn­ing with a woe­ful Patrick Reed.

“That’s the frus­trat­ing thing about match­play. We can play well and noth­ing can hap­pen.

“We ran against two guys that were both play­ing well and when one was out of the hole, es­pe­cially in best-ball (four­balls), the other one made birdie and vice-versa. They did that a lot to us. At one point they made, what, six out of eight birdies on the back nine, and only one per­son was in the hole at a time. That’s the na­ture of match­play.

“The three matches we played they never missed a putt in­side 10, 12 feet. That’s hard to do. Play­ing against a team like that, that’s putting that well, you’re go­ing to have to make a lot of birdies and we didn’t.

“We’ve got some work to do to­mor­row. Hope­fully we can get off to a quick start and get up in some of these matches and turn the tide a lit­tle bit.” Tiger Woods dur­ing the Ry­der Cup

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