30 Sep 2010

McIlroy comments fire up Woods ahead of Ryder Cup

11:04 am on 30 September 2010

The US Ryder Cup golf captain Corey Pavin believes Rory McIlroy could come to regret his comments about Tiger Woods when the competition starts in Wales tomorrow night.

21 year old Northern Irishman McIlroy said world number one Woods had lost his aura after his much-publicised personal problems.

Pavin says it is that sort of talk that gets Woods fired up, and it's always a positive for his game.

He says if the two were paired together, it would be entertaining for both the crowd, and the players.

Pavin has ruled out trying to arrange a showdown between Woods and McIlroy sometime over the three-day event.