Is this the most hostile Ryder Cup EVER? Weekend of abuse for European players and families leads to Rory McIlroy having an American fan thrown out for 'suck a d***' insult and taunts over his sex life
This year's Ryder Cup showdown being labelled as one of the most hostile in competition's 89-year history
Several stars chastise small group of Team USA supporters for personal jibes and for shouting during play
Hostile atmosphere has made headlines for much of weekend, with American golfers even calling for quiet
Team Europe's Rory McIlory has faced much of the abuse, with a selection of fans targeting his personal life
Tempers were raised before the tournament after David Willett's brother wrote American fans were 'cretins'
Published on Oct 9, 2016
Tiger Woods made it official on Friday, entering next week’s PGA Tour season opener, the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif.
Woods committed to the event well ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to join the field. He last played in this event in 2011, when it was called the Frys.com Open.
This start will mark Woods’ first on the PGA Tour since August 2015, when he finished tied for 10th place at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., in a last-ditch effort to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs. After complaining of hip pain that week, Woods learned in a visit to his surgeon that the source of his pain was in the same part of his back where a microdiscectomy was performed in March 2014. A second microdiscectomy was performed in September 2015, with a follow-up procedure done the next month.
No one has seen Woods hit a golf ball publicly since he knocked three 103-yard shots in a water hazard guarding the par-3 10th at Congressional Country Club in May for Quicken Loans National media day.
Last week, Woods received high marks for his work as a Ryder Cup vice-captain. On Wednesday, he was announced as one of Steve Stricker’s three assistant captains for next year’s Presidents Cup in New Jersey.