Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin should include Tiger Woods among his four captain's choice selections when Pavin announces the U.S. team Sept. 7.
America will be the underdog in Wales this October with or without Woods, who is off his previous superlative form since returning to golf following a ruinous sex scandal.
There are myriad other reasons for Pavin not to choose Woods, who never has seemed to embrace participation in the event in the passionate manner so many players do. Plus, Woods' record in the Ryder Cup isn't all that good. Beyond his 3-1-1 mark in singles, he's 3-6-1 in foursomes (alternate shot) and 4-6 in four-ball (better score) in partnerships.