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Shark Attacks: I wouldn't have picked Woods

Greg Norman has added some spice to next month’s Presidents Cup by criticizing the inclusion of Tiger Woods in Fred Couple’s U.S. Team and saying he wouldn’t have picked him to play.

Norman will be the International team captain for the contest at Royal Melbourne and told Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press that PGA champion Keegan Bradley would have been a more logical choice for Couples.

"I can understand the name of a Tiger Woods and his history of what he's done on the golf course," Norman said. "But I pick the guys who I think are ready to get in there and play and have performed to the highest levels leading up to it."

Couples has said previously that Bradley would be added to the team if top-ranked American Steve Stricker was unable to recover from a neck injury.

After being informed of Norman’s critique, Couples stood by his decision and cast doubts on some of his opponent’s choices.

"I have no problem with Greg. He can say whatever he wants, but I'm not really into that. I play golf with my clubs," Couples said on Sunday.

"Robert Allenby is his pick, and Aaron Baddeley, and they're Australians and I think they're great picks. But I think I can sit here and say Robert Allenby hasn't won a tournament in 10 years."

While Allenby hasn’t won on the PGA Tour in 10 years, he has had seven wins since winning the Pennsylvania Classic - including much success on home soil, claiming Australia’s Triple Crown in 2005.

"The truth is, Tiger Woods is the greatest or the second-greatest player to ever play, and he's going to be down in Australia, and I hope he plays up to his capabilities," Couples said. "But I think Tiger is used to getting picked on, and it's irrelevant to me."





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