Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have a ball on Jimmy Fallon

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have a ball on Jimmy Fallon

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

Rory McIlroy won the trophy by beating Fallon but Tiger Woods won the show-off-your-biceps prize as he stood in as "caddie" on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 

Woods didn't hit a shot in a game whereby you had to smash glass panels bearing your opponent's face, but he later explained in a separate interview his reasons for making himself unavailable for the Ryder Cup. Surprising no--one, Woods said that he would not have been ready to help the US team.

As for Jimmy Fallon, NBC posted a clip of the "fun" segment. Asked about his form earlier, Rory paid homage to Woods, saying his current run of three wins in a row made him appreciate Tiger's best years and "how hard he works and how dominant a figure he was in our game." Was?

Sky Sports News played the clip several times during the morning show and started conducting a twitter poll: "Will Tiger Woods win another major?"

In a separate interview with Sky, Woods explained why he made himself unavailable for the Ryder Cup.

He said: "Physically, I couldn't do it. I wouldn't be ready, and not being able to be there for my team-mates, the captain, assistant captain and everyone that's involved in the event, I just wouldn't be ready and I just couldn't help the team.

".When you are on that team, your name could be called five times. I've played five sessions, some guys have played one. But when your name is called, your name is called and you have to go try and get a point. I just didn't feel like I could be ready enough where I could get a point.

"With that being said, it was time to shut down, get stronger, get more explosive again and get back for next year."

The 14-time Major winner said he is working in the gym and does not plan to pick up a golf club for a month with nothing on his agenda until his own tournament, the World Challenge tournament at Isleworth in Orlando, Florida, in the first week of December.

"I've got to be physically fit when I come back so I'll be explosive again and stable," he said. "Obviously this year was frustrating in that I didn't really feel that I gave myself much of a chance.

"I first had that pain in my back and it would go away, and then it would come back, go away, come back, until eventually it never went away...It got fixed, but I took that fall on number two at the (WGC-Bridgestone Invitational) and I hadn't done any agility training yet so my hip got misaligned and everything went into spasm again.

"We got that all calmed down again but then I had to play. Now I need to keep it calm, then strengthen it and then I'll be back. That's one of the reasons I've shut it down. I'll come back in December and be ready for next year."