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October 05, 2012

Report: Tiger Woods couldn't sleep after Ryder Cup loss

Tiger Woods's Sunday singles match against Francesco Molinari at the Ryder Cup in Medinah ended up not mattering very much because the Europeans clinched the Cup when Martin Kaymer beat Steve Stricker, but Woods took losing the Cup hard, according to The Express UK.

While Europe were partying with the Ryder Cup, Woods confessed the following day to USA captain Davis Love that he had lain awake all night wondering just how a 10-6 lead could have been squandered.

Woods earned just half a point from his four matches at Medinah –- a career low in a contest in which he has tasted victory just once in seven appearances.

“Tiger did not sleep a wink,” said Love. “It has been tough for all of us. I’m going to Las Vegas to play this week and I’m trying to find a bag without USA written on it!”

This week, Love is playing in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, where he talked about the reaction of the American players to their stunning loss in the Ryder Cup after holding a large lead going into the final day.

Love on Phil Mickelson:

Phil and Amy sat with [indiscernible] and I at the elevator. They were the last ones to leave the ninth floor, and we sat there for a half an hour and I finally realized they just didn't want to leave. They had a big airplane and were going home to see their kids, but didn't want to leave and it to be over. I think that's how most of us felt. It was hard not to get up Monday morning and put your team clothes on and go play again.

Love on Dustin Johnson:

In the end, I think Dustin Johnson said it best.  Everybody is feeling sorry for themselves and he says, Man, it's just golf.  They knocked in a bunch of putts and our lipped out.  There's nothing we can do about it.  You know, that really did sum it up.

Love on his captain's picks:

I'm happy with the decision. Now, I love Rickie Fowler and Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney. They are the future of the Ryder Cup. Sure, maybe they would have done better, but I love the team I had. They gave it their all. Most importantly, they represented their country on and off the golf course.

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