Tiger Woods was as hot as any golfer in the world heading into the Ryder Cup this weekend. The 42-year-old golfer was coming off his first PGA Tour win in more than five years, taking home the Tour Championship last weekend. Woods' name was surging up the world golf rankings, too.
You wouldn't have known any of this was happening if you just watched Woods play this weekend, though. The Ryder Cup did not go well for Woods (or many of the other Americans, either).
Woods made unfortunate history at the Ryder Cup today. The 14-time major champion played in four of the five events at the Ryder Cup. He didn't record a single point in any of those events.
The 14-time major champion becomes one of just four golfers in history to play in four events and not record any points.
Woods spoke to reporters on Saturday, talking about how frustrated he was with his 0-3 start at the Ryder Cup. It's now 0-4.
"Everything feels pretty good," Woods said when asked about how his body is holding up. "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 [Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari] that were both playing well, and when one was out of the hole, especially the best-ball, the other one made birdie and vice versa. They did that a lot to us. At one point, they made 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 has had an incredible year, but it's ending in disappointing fashion at the Ryder Cup.
Team USA's captain, Jim Furyk, spoke about Tiger's performance:
"I think early in the week, he looked a little tired," U.S. captain Jim Furyk said of Woods. "His pace looked a little bit slow walking; I think that's expected coming off a big win. You have to think emotionally what he put into his comeback to this season, the amount of golf he played leading up, trying to make the Ryder Cup team, trying to, basically, almost win the FedEx Cup. I mean, he put a lot of work and effort into it and played a lot more golf than he's used to.
"And physically, I think Tiger's pretty fit, but that takes a mental toll, and I think he was a little tired earlier this week. The idea to rest him on Friday afternoon was a good one. I think he was tired. It allowed him to maybe get some energy back, watch his teammates play a little bit, provide a spark as a veteran leader. And you know, we came out today and decided to play him 36. I think his style of game lends itself very well for foursomes. I think he can control the ball very well. That's what you need."
The Ryder Cup is finishing up on NBC.