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Tiger not happy with playoffat Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods described the decision to share the fifth Presidents Cup between the United States and the Internationals on Sunday as the perfect solution.

But the world number one was less happy with having an individual playoff in a team event.

Woods and Ernie Els had just completed the third hole of their sudden-death playoff when team captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player agreed it was too dark for play too continue.

Nicklaus and Player conferred for some time with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, as well as with their team members, before agreement was reached.

Woods told a news conference: "The way the week has gone, it's the right decision for the game of golf."

Both teams had ended regulation play deadlocked on 17 points and Woods and Els were chosen for the playoff.

"But we didn't like it," Woods said. "It's a team event, not an individual event. We're here as team together and we'd like to decide as a team together and not on an individual basis."

He added: "Commissioner Finchem was on the phone with Jack and he mentioned that, if there's a tie, then the Americans would retain the Cup and that's not something that obviously the International team would want to have happen.

"So Jack decided to propose the idea of having a shared Cup to Gary at the time and both of the captains agreed. Gary went back to his team, his team agreed, and it was the right thing to do."

Nicklaus said: "When the tie occurred, both Gary and I, as we were walking to the extra hole, felt like both teams had played too well to lose this match.

"We really had two winners out there."

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