The former golf pro is working for Sky Sports at Le Golf National as an on-course reporter.

He has witnessed the 42-year-old at close quarters throughout the Saturday fourballs as and partner Patrick Reed were crushed by Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari 4 and 3.

Woods insisted he hadn’t been injured on Friday but Beem thinks something is upsetting the legend.

“Patrick Reed has been awful and I don’t even want to speculate about Tiger,” Beem said.

“He is not the same man as he was a week ago.

“He looks like he’s in a lot of pain. I don’t know why.

“I don’t know – I wish I had an answer for it.”

As for Reed, Beem noted: “His upper body and lower body are moving in two different directions at two different speeds.


“It’s been interesting to watch to say the least.”

Captain Jim Furyk dismissed fears Woods had another back problem on Friday.

Furyk, who named Woods alongside Reed for this morning’s fourballs, said: “I have not heard that he has had a back problem so I would say that is not true. You’d have to ask Tiger.

“I saw him out on the golf course and he was all good. Every time Tiger doesn’t play or stretches a bit it gets hypersensitive, he may have a back issue but I didn’t get any information from Tiger or my vice-captains.”

Tour Championship winner Woods, meanwhile, insisted he was not injured.

He said: “I’ll be ready come tomorrow whenever the captain puts me out. I’m not going to work on anything. My game is fine. I was hammering it, the ball was going far, it was going straight.

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“My putting feels solid. We couldn’t answer them. It’s disappointing and frustrating for Pat and I to not contribute to the team.

“When you lose a point, like you’ve contributed but contributing to the wrong team.”

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