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Woods eager for Ryder spot

Tiger Woods wants to play a Ryder Cup in Europe again -- even though he is promised a partisan reception.

The world number one was expected to be named as one of Corey Pavin's four wild cards later today after finishing 12th and 11th in his last two events.

America defend the trophy at Celtic Manor on October 1-3 and, for Woods, it would be a sixth cap. He made his debut at Valderrama in 1997 and also played at The Belfry in 2002 and the K Club four years ago.

"On the road it's very different," he said after his closing 68 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston yesterday.

"You get booed a lot, you get jeered and people say things they probably shouldn't say. They did it with Monty (Colin Montgomerie), so it goes both ways."