Requested about whether or not he wished to play Woods, Scott stated: “In fact, I might like to play Tiger and stick it to him. I’m undoubtedly not asking for that. If that’s Ernie’s plan, then that is what I’ve to get myself up for. However we’re transferring on Ernie’s orders right here.
“I performed Tiger within the Presidents Cup – not within the singles – however I’ve performed Tiger in matches earlier than. It’s important to be prepared for that. What I’ve seen is Ernie has deliberate this very exactly and strategically. He’s taking the emotional aspect out of it.”
In fact, I might like to play Tiger and stick it to him. I’m undoubtedly not asking for that.
Scott is the very best ranked participant on the Worldwide group, and such is the depth within the American contingent that, even with out injured world No.1 Brooks Koepka, seven of their 12-strong group sit above Scott.
Hideki Matsuyama (world No.20) is the one different Worldwide participant ranked above the USA’ lowest, Matt Kuchar (23).
Ancer final month stated he wished to be drawn in opposition to Woods within the singles, which prompted a livid social media backlash.
This week at The Australian Golf Membership he was extra circumspect.
“I’ve acquired this query requested so many occasions and I’ve acquired numerous grief for it,” Ancer stated. “Who would not wish to play in opposition to Tiger on a stage like that?
“I will be actually nervous if I do, however I believe that have will make me a greater golfer down the road. It might be a cool expertise, however I might by no means say that in a difficult approach or a cocky approach.”
Woods and the remainder of his American group will fly into Melbourne early subsequent week after the 15-time main winner hosts the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas.
It is going to be the primary time Woods has performed in Australia since 2011.
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“From a global angle it is tough [coming up against Tiger],” Englishman Paul Casey stated. “It is sensible he is taking part in. It isn’t solely the intimidation issue that it is Tiger, however he is taking part in sensible golf.
“They’re a lot the favourites. It’s ominous. I hope the Internationals win, that is what I actually need. They will definitely win. A lot of the guys right here might be over the jetlag and many of the Individuals might be within the Bahamas. There’s little issues.
“In the end, if it was simply down on paper the Individuals are going to win.”
A trimmer Marc Leishman will play his first nationwide championship since 2015 having misplaced eight kilograms after altering his food plan following a disappointing second half of 2019.
“I’ve had a number of again points popping up,” Leishman stated. “I’ve misplaced, I believe it is eight kilos, so not an entire lot of weight, however a superb eight kilos in a suitcase, carry that round on a regular basis, it makes a distinction. It took a little bit little bit of time for my physique to regulate golf-wise, however I really feel higher.”
Adam Pengilly is a Sports activities reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.