Presidents Cup 2011: Tiger Woods Needs to Step Up For Americans in Day 3

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIINovember 18, 2011

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18:  Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team checks his scorecard on the 18th hole twduring the Day Two Four-Ball Matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on November 18, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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The struggles have continued for Tiger Woods into the 2011 Presidents Cup.

Woods has walked away from the opening two sessions without recording a single point for the Americans.

But Woods hasn't been the only American struggling thus far in the event.  Dustin Johnson, who many believe to be the best American player on the team, has only recorded a half point thus far.

Despite both of their struggling performances, the Americans still lead 7-5 in the event.  However, they will need both men to step it up if they plan on holding on to the lead.

Many are left scratching their heads at Woods' performance so far.  After all, just last week, in the Australian Open, we saw signs of brilliance from Woods.

Such brilliance, in fact, that some people were questioning whether or not it could finally be the return of the Woods we all used to know.

But that doesn't seem to be the case.

However, if Woods does fail to step up and perform in day three of the event, it doesn't necessarily mean that the Americans will lose.

In fact, the team leading after the first two sessions in the Presidents Cup have an all-time record of 6-1-1 in the event.

The team can still get the job done without Woods playing well.  In fact, if he plays poorly during the early session, we may not see him later in the day.

But if Woods can start bringing in at least some points, that should be all the American team needs to secure the win.