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Tiger Woods blames fatigue for Ryder Cup flop



Tiger Woods on Wednesday blamed his dismal Ryder Cup form on tiredness , citing a lack of physical preparation after a demanding comeback from injury.Woods lost all four of his Ryder Cup matches in Paris last month as the United States were crushed 17 . 5 to 10 . 5 by a rampant Europe .

The 14 – time major winner had forced his way back into the American playing ranks after a strong comeback season which included an emotional victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on September 23 .

However , the 42 -year – old believes the physical toll of his first full season back on the PGA Tour after missing virtually all of the previous two years finally caught up with him .

“It was just a cumulative effect of the entire season , ” Woods said on the sidelines of the Tiger Woods Invitational in California , an amateur event that benefits his charitable foundation .

“I was tired because I hadn ’ t trained for it . I hadn ’ t trained this entire comeback to play this much golf , and on top of that , deal with the heat and the fatigue and the loss of weight . ”

Woods had cited his poor performances at Le Golf National , outside Paris as one of the key reasons for the US defeat .

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Woods has often struggled to produce his best form during the Ryder Cup , recording only 13 wins against 21 losses and three halves during his career .

( AFP )