Woods gearing up for Ryder Cup still trying out Foley


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Tiger Woods wants to play the Ryder Cup, but he needs more time before he commits to Sean Foley as his new swing coach.

That was the word from Woods after he closed the PGA Championship Sunday with a 1-over-par 73 to finish at 2-under 286.

The effort wasn’t good enough to help Woods crack the top eight in the American Ryder Cup standings and automatically qualify for the team. He must rely on Corey Pavin to make him one of Pavin’s four captain’s picks for the Oct. 1-3 Ryder Cup matches in Wales.

“I feel like my game is a lot better than it was, obviously, last week,” Woods said. “And given a little bit more time, it's starting to head in the right direction now, which is good. And I'm looking forward to [the Ryder Cup]. Hopefully, Corey will pick me on the team.”

Woods joked that the state of his current game might force Pavin to limit him.

'I think I got a chance helping out in singles,' Woods cracked. 'Save me to singles.'

Woods officially began working with Foley this week, though in a try-out mode.

“I asked him to take a look at my swing this week and give me some ideas of what he sees,” Woods said. “I like some of the things he had to say about my golf swing and where I needed to go. I like the direction, because I was able to hit the shots that I used to be able to hit, feel-wise, and the shape of my shots, too. So when you get that kind of contact again, it's good.

“As far as working down the road, I'm sure I'm going to see him a little bit more. I still want to pick his brain a little bit more. I don't really have all of his whole concept yet. But I would like to get to know him a little bit more before I fully get into it.”