Greg Norman Says He Wouldn’t Have Picked Tiger For Presidents Cup
Greg Norman doesn’t think much of the way Tiger Woods plays golf these days, saying he wouldn’t have picked him to play in the Presidents Cup. Norman, who in a recent magazine interview said he didn’t think Woods will win another major, told the Fort Myers News-Press that PGA champion Keegan Bradley would have been a more logical choice for U.S. captain Fred Couples. Norman is the International team captain for the Presidents Cup, to be played November 17-20 at Royal Melbourne.
“I can understand the name of a Tiger Woods and his history of what he’s done on the golf course,” Norman said. “But I pick the guys who I think are ready to get in there and play and have performed to the highest levels leading up to it.”
“I just don’t think he’s swinging the golf club the way he used to when he won all those major championships,” Norman said. “He’s a different player out there nowadays. He even looks tied up. He looks more confined. I know what it takes to have freedom in a golf swing and I just don’t think he’s technically in the right position to do what he used to do.”
Couples said a month before announcing his picks that one of them would be Woods, saying he was the “best player forever.” Woods hasn’t won in the last two years and has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time since he was a 20-year-old rookie in 1996. Couples also picked FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas.