Tiger Woods is not happy after going 0-3 through three partner match play events at the Ryder Cup this year.
“Pretty pissed off,” Woods said, via the Golf Channel. “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.”
Woods lost both of his four-ball pairings with Patrick Reed against Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood on Friday 3 & 1 and Saturday 4 & 3, and then fell again Saturday afternoon to Molinari and Fleetwood 5 & 4. He played with Bryson DeChambeau in his final match of the day.
A winner last week at the Tour Championship, Woods hasn’t even played an 18th hole yet at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France.
“The three matches we played, they never missed a putt inside 10, 12 feet. That’s hard to do,” Woods said. “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.”
Woods has now gone eight years without winning a match at the Ryder Cup. He will get a chance to get off the schneid Sunday when he takes on Jon Rahm in singles.
The United States trails Europe 10-6 after four rounds of matches. The U.S. needs 14 points to win the Ryder Cup while Europe needs 14 1/2.