Tiger Woods refused to be drawn on whether he would accept a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup if he did not automatically sew up his spot.
There are only a couple of weks left for the American players to eanr points that lift them into a Ryder Cup berth and Woods is not yet safely in the team. As he prepares for the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio he was asked if he would accpet a captain's pick.
He said: "I am planning on playing my way into the team."
When asked what would happen if he didn't, he simply repeated: "I am planning on playing my way into the team."
Woods has shown patchy form since returning from the scandal of his extra-marital activities and rumours remain around his divorce with elin Nordgren.
He could even lose his World Number One spot this week to either Phil Mickelson or England's Lee Westwood.
Westwood and Woods have even been paired together for the opening two rounds of the tournament which is bound to add extra spice to proceddings. Westwood said: "I enjoy playing with Tiger. I always seem to play well when I am apired with him.
"I don't really think about being Wolr No1. That comes as a consequence of playing good golf. I just concentrate on trying to do that."