Ryder Cup corporate hospitality: Nicklaus wants Tiger Woods in US squad
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has repeated his call for US Ryder Cup skipper Corey Pavin to select troubled world number one Tiger Woods, despite his recent injury niggles and poor form.
Many of the spectators who are preparing to enjoy the corporate hospitality at the Celtic Manor course later this year will be hoping to see Woods in action and 18-time major winner Nicklaus has told reporters he has faith in the 34-year-old.
Clarifying earlier comments that Pavin will "need a brain scan" if he omits the Californian, Nicklaus said: "I don't think there's any reason why Tiger should be left off the team, even if he didn't play well - just for his leadership ability."
Woods made a creditable return to golf after a five-month sabbatical at April's Masters, but has struggled since - he was forced to pull out of last month's Players Championship with a neck injury and missed the cut at Quail Hollow.
Posted by Keith Prowse