Tiger Woods hopes to lead United States in the Ryder Cup against Europe

Last Updated: 09/10/12 10:35am

Tiger Woods: apologised to the four Ryder Cup rookies on the US team after failing to pick up a point at Medinah

Tiger Woods admits that the chance to one day captain the United States in the Ryder Cup would be "huge honour".

The former world No.1 has lost six times against Europe in seven appearances, including most recently at Medinah when the US threw away a commanding lead on the final day.

Woods lost all three of his matches with Steve Stricker over the first two days and halved his singles encounter with Francesco Molinari after Martin Kaymer's win in the match ahead had already ensured Europe would retain the trophy.

Asked if he would like to lead the US team in the future, the 36-year-old - speaking ahead of this week's Turkish Airlines World Golf Final - said: "One day that would be fantastic.

"It would be a huge honour, hopefully it doesn't happen in the near future.

"I would like to be able to play for a lot more teams but certainly one day when my career is slowing down or it's over, it would be huge to be part of a Ryder Cup from the captaincy side."

Woods also confirmed that he apologised to the four rookies on the United States' team - Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker - for not contributing a single point in their devastating loss.

"I had an opportunity to earn three points in team sessions but I did not do that. It was tough," he added.

"Stricks and I went out there and tried to earn points for the team and didn't do that and it was frustrating. We had a four-point lead and we went 0-3."