Tiger Woods preparing for Ryder Cup

September, 24, 2010

Tiger Woods hinted in a blog on his website Friday that his potential partners for the Ryder Cup next week in Wales have yet to be decided.

Woods went 4-0 with Steve Stricker last year at the Presidents Cup and also has had success with Jim Furyk. "I'm not sure who I will play with; it keeps changing," he wrote. "I just have to take care of my own business and be ready to play."

Woods has a 10-13-2 record in five previous Ryder Cup appearances in which he has played all five matches each time. The United States is 1-4 in those Ryder Cups; Woods missed the 2008 victory over Europe at Valhalla. His only Ryder Cup team victory came in 1999.

"I leave for the Ryder Cup on Sunday night and am really looking forward to getting to Wales," Woods wrote. "I'm excited about going over there and competing and playing with whomever my captain puts me out there with.

"I've never missed a match, but we'll see what happens. I just want to get over there and see the golf course and be ready come Friday."

Woods said he has been working with instructor Sean Foley at home in Orlando, Fla., and is scheduled to do so again over the weekend. He will leave for Atlanta on Sunday, where he will join his teammates for a charter flight that will arrive in Wales on Monday morning.

"I get more comfortable with each passing session," he said about working with Foley. "More than anything, I can understand what the fix is going to be after a poor shot. That's the biggest thing. I can get it to where I'm hitting it good, but also when I hit it poorly, how do I fix it right away. That's part of learning a new system, just like it was with Butch Harmon and Hank Haney.

"To be honest, I'm picking up Sean's swing changes faster than I thought I would, but I still have a long way to go. I'm definitely hitting the ball farther than I ever have, just because the transfer of energy is more efficient. We're just going to keep working."

Woods has failed to win this year on the PGA Tour, with only two top-10 finishes. He began working with Foley in earnest at the PGA Championship, and showed progress at the three FedEx Cup playoff events he played, although he failed to advance to the Tour Championship.

After the Ryder Cup, Woods said he has three more events scheduled this year -- the HSBC Champions in China, the Australian Masters and the Chevron World Challenge, a tournament in South California that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Bob Harig covers golf for ESPN.com. He can be reached at BobHarig@gmail.com.

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