On a 48-hour stopover in Singapore, Tiger Woods may have appeared all smiles (and somewhat sleepy), but it was clear the golfing icon was bristling.
The former world No 1 has come under fire after he was picked for the United States team for the President’s Cup in Melbourne from Nov 14-20 by captain Fred Couples, despite having fallen out of the top 50 for the first times in years.
Woods told the media at Marina Bay Sands that his poor recent form is no indication of his capabilities. The American said he will go to Australia and will be motivated by the criticism. “I’ve never played the course before, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Speaking about his stay in Singapore, Woods said: “I’ve only been here on a stopover before, so I’d never actually seen the city, before but it’s actually incredible. It’s just remarkable. I’ve never seen anything like it, I was very surprised by how modern it is.”
He said he had been “chilling out, having fun, looking at the city” on his stay here. Tantalisingly, he added that he would be visiting some golf courses here – which might even lead to some golf course design projects, though he would not elaborate further.