Tiger Woods has admitted he was fortunate make the US Presidents Cup team after receiving a captain’s pick from Fred Couples.

Woods made the team ahead of a number of consistent performers, including USPGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, despite only featuring sporadically throughout the season owing to a series of injuries.

As a result he has dropped down to 56th in the world rankings, but did show promise of a return to form in his latest comeback at the Frys.com open.

Woods said: “I’m honoured to be picked. Freddie had plenty of different candidates he could have chosen, I’m lucky to be on the team, we have a great team.

“I know I have got four starts guaranteed and I’m looking forward to getting out there and seeing who is going to be my partner and then obviously gelling and then hopefully winning our matches.”

Woods has also taken inspiration from Sergio Garcia, who is having a remarkable finish to the season after suffering from a similar slump to Woods over the last few years.

Woods said: “He went through a period where he struggled a little bit and he has come out the other end. Golf is, we play for such a long time, you know it is cyclical in that way and you don’t play well all the time.

“We all go through it, unfortunately I have gone through it the last couple of years where I haven’t played as well as I like, made some changes in my swing and obviously I have been hurt, that kind of all added to it.

“Now I’m healthy, playing again, playing more and playing consistently so I’m looking forward to the end of this year and going into next year.”