The 46-year-old Northern Irishman selected ahead of Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn.
Former world number one has endured a poor start to 2015.
World No.1 golfer avoids cross examination in Dublin's High Court after deal is agreed
Australian golfer was drugged, robbed and beaten after drinking at Honolulu bar
The coveted and prestigious end-of-year prize has being overshadowed by negative vibes over McIlroy's snub.
British Formula 1 world champion finishes ahead of Rory McIlroy and Jo Pavey
Former world number one hits a five-over round of 77 in his first appearance since August
Woods has not competed since Augsut but feels 'fantastic' ahead of 2015.
Golf legend blasts mock interview for depicting him as callous and aloof
Former Ryder Cup winning captain, Bernard Gallacher discusses Rory Mcllroy's legal dispute and how he feels it will really affect his game and pursuit of next year's crown in Augusta.
Northern Irishman claims award for second time in three years after double major win.
The Spaniard says his game was not up to what he had done this year.
Jamie Donaldson sealed the victory on the 15th hole for Paul McGinley's side.
Live coverage of the final day of the Ryder Cup as Europe aim to defend their title.
Paul McGinley's side secured a 3½-½ win in the afternoon's foursome sessions.