Q. Do you enjoy the Ryder Cup? Do you enjoy playing?
TIGER WOODS: I enjoy playing. I don't enjoy, as I said, the preparation leading up to it. I don't think anyone enjoys that, but once Friday morning comes, that's when it's fun. Rest of it, is not a whole lot of fun because you're thrown out of routine. You're doing things you're not accustomed to doing, nor do you want to do them. As I said I don't have time to practice as much, or work out as much as I like to, and you're on someone else's schedule. It's an individual sport, so because of that you're always on your own schedule, not anyone else's schedule.
Q. What happened to your 3-wood yesterday?
TIGER WOODS: It broke again. The head came lose.
Q. Did you hit fewer drivers today because you had that with you?
TIGER WOODS: I did.
Q. How many more, would you say?
TIGER WOODS: There's no way I could have gone for the green on 8 yesterday because the head was loose; if I was hitting today, nor would I have hit that shot, nor would I have tried to, because the head was moving.
Q. Just before you teed off today, a man collapsed in the crowd behind you. Were you aware of that?
TIGER WOODS: We all saw it. The cameraman told me going down two that he was upright and he was acting halfway cognitive, I guess. He was feeling all right. But, yes, it was kind of scary because he came down twice. He got up after the first time and all of a sudden he collapsed again. We don't know if it was a heart attack or stroke or dehydration or whatever it was.
Q. Given your feelings about the Ryder Cup, could you ever see the day when you would decline the opportunity to play in it?
TIGER WOODS: I enjoy playing, as I said. I don't enjoy the other stuff leading up to it.
Q. Would that ever put you off from actually competing and say "I don't want to play this year"?
TIGER WOODS: If I could just show up and play one practice round that would be great.
Q. Given that you can't and you have to be there --
TIGER WOODS: See, exactly. Exactly how you put it, you can't. That's what makes it not as much fun preparing for it, because just like you said, you can't. I think that's -- that's why it is a little frustrating, you're thrown out of your routine. First it's NEC at Firestone, the last three years we've played there, I played a total of 26 holes in practice rounds, I've done all right. So sometimes I think practice rounds are overrated.
Q. Looking ahead in the future, the long term, is there one day you might just say because of all that "I don't want to play in the Ryder Cup this year"?
TIGER WOODS: Let me ask you a question, would you rip me?
TIGER WOODS: Exactly.
Q. Same with the President's Cup? Do you feel the same way about the President's Cup?
TIGER WOODS: No, because we have one function, one gala. I'm only there for a couple of hours, in, out, gone. Tim has listened to the players, and they've changed the President's Cup, because when they first played the President's Cup it was a lot like the Ryder Cup but they've made changes. They listened to the players and modified it so it's the least amount of time doing the extracurricular stuff.
Q. Except for going to South Africa?
TIGER WOODS: Not exactly a short flight.
Q. What are you going to do when you're Ryder Cup captain?
TIGER WOODS: Will I make it that far?
Q. Surely you'll probably be chosen, late 40s and early 50s, like everybody else, what is that captaincy going to look like?
TIGER WOODS: Riding in a cart, having a few pints here and there. If I'm ever chosen as captain, I'll try to make it as fun as possible and certainly will be trying to go head-to-head with the PGA of America and try to eliminate a lot of this stuff so the guys can have fun and prepare normally. Whatever you do to prepare, I want you to play your best. You know what you need to do to get ready. We all do, we all know our routine.
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