Tim Polzer
Monday October 8th, 2012

Tiger Woods reportedly apologized to U.S. Ryder Cup rookies. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods apologized privately to the U.S. Ryder Cup team's rookies after the Americans failed to hold a big lead according to Golf Channel contributor Tim Rosaforte.

Appearing on “Morning Drive,” Rosaforte revealed, “Brandt [Snedeker] shared with me (at his fundraiser in Memphis) that Tiger got all the rookies in a room, closed the door and personally apologized to everyone for not doing more, for not getting the points he needed to get to get a U.S. victory. For people who don’t think Woods really cares, whenever that turn or that pivot occurred in his career, it has fully turned.”

Europe retained the Ryder Cup, 14 ½ to 13 ½, after a miraculous comeback in Sunday singles. Woods was sent out in the 12th and final inconsequential match against Francesco Molinari after the Europeans had already clinched the Cup. Woods, who finished 0-3-1 in this year's Cup play, reportedly struggled through a sleepness night following Europe's victory.

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