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Woods 'honored' to be Presidents Cup pick
Tiger Woods is honored to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and says he deserved the selection.

Playing at the Notah Begay charity event on Wednesday, the former No. 1 player believes he merited the selection.

''I haven't played. Fred iterated that he wanted me on the Presidents Cup team and he wanted me to play,'' Woods said before teeing off at Notay Begay III's tournament.

''He's the captain. It's his prerogative of who he picks. They wanted me on the team and I'm honored to be a part of the team. It's a wonderful mix of younger guys and older veterans. I also wanted to play and go ahead and test what I've been working on.''

Woods has been out of golf for much of the summer with injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon.

He has played only eight PGA Tour events and missed two majors.

After being told by U.S. captain Fred Couples that he needs to play more before the Australian Open in November, Woods is scheduled to play the Frys.com Open in California on October 6 -9th.

The event at CordeValle Golf Club, 45 minutes south of his alma mater, Standford, will be his first event in six weeks.

''I've been hurt the majority of the year and haven't quite gotten to be able to (get) the reps that I need to do what (swing coach) Sean (Foley) wants me to do,'' Woods said.

''We were right on track at Augusta, but unfortunately I got hurt there and then it was a huge setback. We're just trying to get back to where I was at Augusta, and it's coming around. I just need more reps.''

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