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Exclusive: Tiger Woods Battling Injury On Ryder Cup Weekend

Tiger Woods is battling injury at the Ryder Cup and it is unclear how much more golf he will play this weekend, reports a Pundit Arena source.

A Pundit Arena source close to the Ryder Cup camp has told us that Tiger Woods has been struggling with injury following the increased workload of the last two weeks. Woods flew straight from the Tour Championship victory to Paris for the Ryder Cup and it would appear his much-publicised back troubles may have reared their head once more.

The source said that Woods was also seen taking painkillers to combat the injury at the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner at the Palace of Versailles on Wednesday.


Woods made his Ryder Cup return on Friday morning, but his performance wilted with a number of uncharacteristic¬†errors towards the end of his round. Paired with ‘Captain America’ Patrick Reed, the duo lost to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood; the only point lost by Team USA on opening morning.

Much to the surprise of many, Jim Furyk has opted not to send Tiger Woods out for a second round on Friday, as he looks to manage the workload and injury that threatens to derail the fourteen-time Major winner’s Ryder Cup ambitions.

It is unclear as to how much golf Woods will now play this weekend.

More to follow on the Tiger Woods news as we receive it.

Other news include rumours of a bust-up between Henrik Stenson and his caddy on Wednesday morning as the former struggles for form. He will need a big performance on Friday afternoon to allay any fears about his ability to influence the destination of this weekend’s Ryder Cup.

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