Woods eyeing 2016 Ryder Cup

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Woods ruled him out last year's event at Gleneagles by deciding to take time off the game as he looked to return to full fitness after struggling with injury.

The 39-year-old would have been hopeful that the break would have seen him come back strongly in 2015, but that has not proved the case, with Woods dropping to 96 in the world rankings after a string of missed cuts and injury flare ups saw him once again confine himself to the sidelines.

The question on most people's lips at present is whether Woods will play at next month's Masters, but looking a little further ahead, Love says that Woods is committed to qualifying for the Ryder Cup.

"He's expecting to make the team," Love told BBC Radio. "He and I keep in touch a lot more than we have. He still has a good attitude and is working hard."

Of Woods' chances of making the field at Augusta, Love added: "I spoke to a few people who tell me he's working very hard and is eager to get back. I suppose he has a plan for The Masters – we're hoping to see him back soon."