After a disappointing Ryder Cup both collectively and individually, Tiger Woods has blamed his personal performance at Le Golf National on fatigue, Golf Monthly report.
The 42-year-old featured in four matches during USA’s 17.5 – 10.5 defeat to Europe last month, losing all four ties including a singles defeat to Spaniard Jon Rahm.
The other three defeats were all doubles matches against the inspired Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, with Woods pairing up with Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau respectively.
Prior to Woods’ poor performance in France, the 14-time major winner had won his 80th title on the PGA Tour, with a win at the Tour Championship.
Woods also featured in all four FedEx Cup Playoff events, with the Ryder Cup the American’s fifth competition in six weeks.
And talking to the media ahead of his annual charity golf event at Pebble Beach, the golfing legend explained the reason for his poor performance at golf’s most prestigious competition.
It was just a cumulative effect of the entire season.
I was tired because I hadn’t trained for it. I hadn’t trained this entire comeback to play this much golf and on top of that deal with the heat and the fatigue and the loss of weight.