Ryder Cup Diary: Yes, a tiger called Woods has tipped Europe to win


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Move over Paul the Octopus, Barry the Badger or whatever the last animal psychic was called, here comes Woods the Tiger.

See what they’ve done there? He’s a tiger, called Woods. Genius.

Anyway, Woods has predicted that Europe are going to win the Ryder Cup based on the fact that he fancied eating more chunks of meat placed on giant blue golf tees than morsels on giant red tees. So, there you have it. Get your bets on naaaaah, as Ray Winstone would growl.

Westwood gives talk of copying Fowler the chop

Rickie Fowler’s hair has been generating more publicity than his golf so far.

Fowler created a buzz at the start of the week by arriving in Scotland with “USA” cut into the side of his hair. Ted Bishop, the sexagenarian president of the PGA of America, then joined in the fun, tweeting a picture of himself with the same display of patriotism in his white hair.

“I just thought I would do it for a little team spirit,” Fowler said, “and knew the guys on the team would like it.”

Lee Westwood was then asked if he had considered a similar gesture. “I know I’ve got a big head,” Westwood said, “but I don’t know if  it’s big enough to fit ‘Europe’ on it.”

Kaymer could do with a Miracle on the greens

Martin Kaymer was playing to the galleries on the 15th hole in practice.

The man who holed that putt to seal Europe’s Miracle of Medinah two years ago, was making the crowds chuckle as he hung his head in mock shame after missing a series of tap-ins.