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Tiger Woods -- The Chosen One

9/7/2010 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Despite playing several months of mediocre golf -- Tiger Woods was just selected to represent the United States in the upcoming Ryder Cup tournament -- one of the most prestigious events in the  sport.

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Woods -- who was hand-selected by team captain Corey Pavin -- phoned in to the press conference moments ago, where he said he was "honored" to be a part of the team.

The Ryder Cup -- which begins next month -- pits the best golfers in the United States against the best golfers in Europe.


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