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Tiger now a team player

ONLY three US players have lost more Ryder Cup matches than Tiger Woods.

The former World No.1 is just 13-14-2 in six appearances in the biennial matches against the best Europe has to offer.

Ahead of this week's showdown at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, professional player turned commentator David Feherty, a member of the 1991 European Ryder Cup team, said it had taken Woods a long time to adapt to the team concept.

"He was so focused on getting his own ball into the hole, and not just winning, but winning in a crushing sort of a get-them-down-and-step-on-their-necks," Feherty said. "(It's) that absolute killer instinct that having someone on board with you, I think it's taken him a while to get used to that."

Feherty said while the US team had an advantage playing on home soil, European players dominated the world rankings.

"I think it's a fascinating contest this week," he said. "We're seeing a changing of the guard with these new, younger faces coming up and continually contending it seems every week. This is as hard a Ryder Cup to pick as I can remember in recent years."


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