With Woods promising start Pavin asked for another Ryder Cup assessment


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – American captain Corey Pavin finished up the PGA Championship’s suspended second round 20 minutes after Tiger Woods Saturday morning at Whistling Straits.

He was asked if Woods’ move to 3-under-par 141 and into a tie for 21st helped Woods’ Ryder Cup cause.

“I will let you know Sept. 7,” Pavin said, sticking to his position of not committing to any player before his deadline for making his four captain’s picks. “I will watch everybody and see how they’re playing. There are a lot of options and a lot of guys who deserve to be looked at.”

The top eight on the American points list will automatically qualify at the end of the PGA Championship. Pavin said he was pleased so many Americans are making strong statements halfway through the championship, and he believes it’s fair and respectful to all their causes to let the competition play out to its official end.