Despite relations which have been strained to say the least between Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve Williams, Woods says he would have no problem being paired with Adam Scott, for whom Williams now works, at this week’s President’s Cup.
Communication between Woods and Williams has been problematic since former number one sacked Williams in July, and reached a low earlier this month when Williams was reported to have made racially motivated comments against Woods at a dinner in Shanghai.
However, the duo have apparently cleared the air and Woods claims he would be ready to pair against Scott if they are drawn together when America take on an International team in Melbourne this week.
"Whatever the pairings happens, happens," Woods said. "Whoever you're paired up against you've got to go and earn your point for your country."
US captain Fred Couples believes Woods and Scott would enjoy the challenge of facing each other.
"I think Tiger and Adam are still very good friends, I don't think there's a problem," said Couples. “I think Stevie and Tiger patched it up, I honestly think he'll have a good time. My old caddie of 20 years, (Joe LaCava ), is caddying for Tiger, so the four of them know each other; Joey and Adam get along great, Joey and Steve get along great - I think it will be fun."
Meanwhile, Woods is pleased with his improving form after moving back into the world's top 50 following his third place finish in Sydney.
"It was close (to a victory), I'm very pleased with the shots I was able to hit and everything was pretty good," he said. "I was able to fix my game, I was a little bit off on Saturday but was still able to hold it together - if I'd putted halfway decent I'd on Saturday I'd have turned that 75 into probably a 70 or 71. I gave myself plenty of looks out there."
Woods attracted more controversy when Couples who revealed he would select the 14-time major winner, way ahead of schedule, and when he was both injured and struggling for form.
"I'm obviously grateful, but there are plenty of armchair quarterbacks out there and they have to understand that there's only one captain and that's Fred," Woods said "Fred believed in my ability to play, represent this team and earn points and that's all I'm trying to do."