17 Aug 2010

Pavin says Woods high on list of making Ryder Cup team

10:07 am on 17 August 2010

The American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin says Tiger Woods is high on his list to make the team for the clash against Europe in Wales in October.

The world golf number one failed to qualify for one of the automatic spots when the selection race ended after the USPGA yesterday.

Woods finished 12th in the Ryder Cup standings with the top eight receiving a place on the US team, so he'll now have to rely on one of four wildcard picks on September 7th.

Pavin says there are way more pros to picking Woods than cons....

Masters champion Phil Mickelson topped the US standings from Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar made up the eight who qualified for the match at Celtic Manor.

The European team qualification for the nine automatic slots ends at the Johnnie Walker Championship on August 29th after which captain Colin Montgomerie will name three wildcards.