23 Sep 2011

Former Ryder Cup captain says Tiger may quit if form slump goes on

11:56 am on 23 September 2011

Former European Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher has questioned Tiger Woods's golfing desire and believes the 14-times major winner could quit unless he quickly reverses his alarming slide down the rankings.

Woods is without a victory for almost two years and has slumped from first to 49th in the world in just 10 months while trying to rebuild his golf swing and private life following the break-up of his marriage.

The 35-year-old American failed to qualify for the PGA Tour's money-spinning FedExCup playoffs and is not due to compete again until a US Fall series tournament next month.

Gallacher says he can see the possibility of Tiger packing it in if he doesn't feel like he can win majors any more.

The 62-year-old Scot, who was Ryder Cup captain in 1991, 1993 and 1995, says Woods was not competing properly any more by going into majors and big events without having played for two or three weeks leading up to them.

Gallacher says now he's playing in tournaments he doesn't really want to play in in order to try and find his game.