Tiger Woods has run into some awful luck at this year's Ryder Cup. He wasn't good during his Friday morning session, but there was nothing he could do about Nicolas Colsaerts' brilliant performance on Friday afternoon. He sat out on Saturday morning, then ran into a team of Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald playing their best golf of the tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Europeans went 1-up early and held a lead throughout the match against Woods and Steve Stricker, but the Americans fought back and nearly squared the match on the final hole. Part of their near-comeback was a great tee shot by Woods at the 17th hole, which he coaxed the green into accepting with the utmost grace with some interesting words of encouragement.
The green gave him some, but it was not ready for an exclusive relationship, apparently. Woods made his birdie, but unfortunately for the Americans, Garcia and Donald played the final two holes well and held on for a 1-up win.