Woods says Watson should pick him for Ryder Cup

By DOUG FERGUSON | July 20, 2014 | 10:05 AM EDT

Tiger Woods of the US plays out of the rough on the 12th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

In his second tournament since March 31 back surgery, Woods closed with a 3-over 75 in the British Open. That put him at 6-over 294 and was better than only two players who had finished. Previously, his worst finish was a tie for 40th in the 2013 PGA Championship and the 2012 Masters.

Woods has only two tournaments left to impress Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Woods says Watson has to pick the best 12 Americans to win back the cup and that he hopes he is one of them. Woods was a captain's pick in 2010, then he endured a public divorce and began changing his swing.