Tiger Woods: "I'm pissed off with losing 3 times" at Ryder Cup

Woods' winning percentage in Ryder Cup matches now stands at 36%, and he's lost seven consecutive foursomes matches. 

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Sat, 29 Sep 2018
Tiger Woods: "I'm pissed off with losing 3 times" at Ryder Cup


Tiger Woods has admitted to feeling "pissed off" after losing all three of the matches he has been involved in so far at the Ryder Cup.


Woods was speaking after losing both his fourballs matches alongside Patrick Reed on Friday and Saturday morning, as well as enduring defeat alongside Bryson DeChambeau in the Saturday afternoon foursomes - a result that marks his seventh consecutive loss in foursomes. 

The former world number one's record in the Ryder Cup now reads 13-20-3 (W-L-H), equating to a 36% winning strike rate. His team record is even worse, standing at 9-19-1 (31%). 

Then again, Woods, who ended his five-year winless streak on the PGA Tour last Sunday, did bump into the European's hottest pairing Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari on all three occasions. 

“The three matches we played, they never missed a putt inside ten, 12 feet," Woods said of his opponents.

"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.

“Everything feels pretty good. Just pretty pissed off, the fact that I lost three matches, and didn’t feel like I played poorly. That’s the frustrating thing about match play. 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, 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 match play.”

Woods will face Jon Rahm in the Sunday singles, where his record reads a little more impressive at 4-1-2 (W-L-H). 

United States have it all to do though with a four-point deficit to make up, with the Europeans requiring just four and half points to win the Ryder Cup.