Tiger Woods has admitted that he is considering playing in the PGA Tour Fall Series in a bid to justify his selection for the Presidents Cup team after American captain Fred Couples stated he wanted Woods playing more.

The former world No 1 is eager to take part in the Presidents Cup, being played in Australia later this year, but has been told by US captain Fred Couples to get as much tournament practice as possible.

But Woods next scheduled event at the moment is the Australian Open, the week before the Presidents Cup, after he failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

"I've had some conversations with US captain Fred Couples, and we'll see how it goes. Of course, I want to be on the team. I'm just going to keep practising and try to get better," Woods said in a blog posted on his website.

"It's Freddie's call, and he can make any choice he wants. I might add another PGA Tour event to my schedule. Right now, I'm looking at my options."

Woods is an institution in the Presidents Cup and has played in every US Presidents Cup team since 1998 but has been struggling to find sort of form for nearly two years now, and has slipped to 36th on the Official World Golf Rankings and could well be outside the top 50 by the time the Presidents Cup rolls around.

Senior Players Championship winner and American Presidents Cup captain, Couples, made his feelings on the matter clear.

"He can't just show up the week before in Australia," Couples said. "I have made it clear that whoever I picked will be playing the Australian tournament the week before. But I need him to play more than just there."

Of course the PGA Tour Fall Series isn't Woods only option as he has been given an open invitation by Colin Montgomerie to ply his trade on the European Tour, but it is difficult to imagine Woods doing that unfortunately.

  • Ruaan

    And so the day has come, where Tiger Woods does not CHOOSE where and when he wants to play, but is TOLD to play in order to even be considered for a team spot.

    This guy will fade out, has been…

  • Ruaan

    And so the day has come, where Tiger Woods does not CHOOSE where and when he wants to play, but is TOLD to play in order to even be considered for a team spot.

    This guy will fade out, has been…