However, he showed yesterday in the Dutch Open at Hilversum that he can still get his game together when the pressure is on. He scored a 66 and goes into today's third round only four shots behind the leader, Scotland's Sam Torrance.
"I am playing next week and the week after, plus the US PGA Championship. But I won't keep playing just to get in the Ryder Cup," Woosnam said. "I have never had to be picked for the Cup. If I miss it then it is up to Bernard. It is his problem."
John Daly, the Open champion, also shot a 66 after a disappointing first round. He scored a string of birdies, including three in a row from the 10th.
Torrance came in with a magnificent 64 to finish 10 under. He recorded a glorious eagle three at the fourth and followed that with birdies at five and seven to go out in 32. Two bogeys on the back nine denied him a course record, although he got his second eagle of the day at the 12th.Reuse content