Adam Scott asks the impossible: Don’t cheer for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods discusses Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles	
				Ben Jared  PGA TOUR

Tiger Woods discusses Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles Ben Jared PGA TOUR

All 12 US team members were set to compete, but Dustin Johnson recently withdrew - though he is still slated to play in the Presidents Cup - so its now down to 11 Team USA players, along with Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Jordan Spieth and, Johnson's replacement, Chez Reavie.

Scott is making a record ninth appearance for the global team and is one of three Australians on the roster.

This week it's the Hero World Challenge.

"Interestingly, when I have done well here, it has acted like a springboard to my following season".

"I understand the politics behind it", Woods said at a news conference. "And alternate-shot, you can play around having to play the two different balls, if needed, teeing off with the other guy's ball, and figuring things out from there". "I had never done it; 14-1 (leading into the final round at Masters) is not a bad record but I had never done it this way", he said. Coupled with the goodwill generated by his 2019 Masters triumph, it's likely the 15-time major victor will receive his share of support from the Aussie galleries.

The Spaniard was chosen as the European Tour Golfer of the Year after winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

But Australian golf fans haven't had an up-close look at Tiger Woods since the event was on the same continent eight years ago, so there's nearly certainly going to be cheers for one of the all-time greats, even though he's on the opposing side.

A fourth win in 2019 will also make it his best year in terms of golf. His countless fans started believing more that he would actually equal Nicklaus' record 18 titles when he won a record equalling 82nd PGA Tour title in Japan in October to go level with Sam Snead.

Rahm smiled and answered when asked if his wedding preparations could distract him this week. "But I am trying to figure out how to play around the stiffness".

"Its not like my mind's going to wander". He told the website of the decision, "I just don't want to go over there. Nothing better than finishing with three in a row so my mind's on this week so once it's over I'll focus on that (marriage)".

"It was a joke, but turned into reality".

Fowler, who has spent part of his downtime sharpening his game with matches against Woods and fellow Presidents Cup teammates Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay and Gary Woodland in South Florida, knows just how hard it will be for Woods to cede any kind of control. And the role's not easy. There are a lot of moving parts, whether it's talking to the guys, talking to my vice-captains, organising what we need to have done down there, to be ready but also I need to keep sharp.

"He's been one of my idols growing up so to be able to play for him as the captain is a lifelong goal already checked off the bucket list for me", DeChambeau said.

Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal, who will be working alongside Woods in restoration work of the affected islands, said: "Two of the islands were really, really devastated badly". So we've had a couple of long hitters and a couple of strong iron players take the tournament on this course.

"Every birdie counts for USD 500, every eagle for USD 1,000 and every ace gets USD 2,500". "Royal Melbourne is definitely a golf course you need to think your way around and position yourself to be able to get at certain pin locations the right way".

The tournament purse is Dollars 3.5 million and the victor gets USD 1 million.

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