Presidents Cup. It’s USA By 19 Points to Internationals 11.

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USA wins the Presidents Cup by 19 points to the Internationals 11 at Liberty National.

U.S. clinches Presidents Cup

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Daniel Berger had the honor of clinching the winning point;

“What a feeling, I’m speechless right now.”

The International Team Captain, Nick Price  congratulated USA  Captain Steve Stricker telling him;

“You’ve got a helluva team. Enjoy the ride.”

Kevin Chappell
HALVED

Marc Leishman
Charley Hoffman
2 & 1

WIN

Jason Day
Justin Thomas
3 & 1

WIN

Hideki Matsuyama
Daniel Berger

WIN

2 & 1

Si Woo Kim
Matt Kuchar
1 UP

WIN

Charl Schwartzel
Patrick Reed
1 UP

WIN

Louis Oosthuizen
Dustin Johnson
HALVED

Branden Grace
Brooks Koepka
3 & 2

WIN

Adam Scott
Jordan Spieth
2 & 1

WIN

Jhonattan Vegas
Kevin Kisner
HALVED

Anirban Lahiri
Phil Mickelson

WIN

2 & 1

Adam Hadwin
Rickie Fowler

WIN

6 & 4

Emiliano Grillo

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Presidents Cup. USA 14 ½ to Internationals 3 ½. It’s All Over Rover.

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In the Presidents Cup Team USA lead the Internationals by 14 ½ to 3 ½. It’s all over Rover as USA need only one point on Sunday to win the Presidents Cup for the seventh straight time.

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Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim. celebrate the Internationals only win today.

Saturday Morning Foursomes.

Jordan Spieth / Patrick Reed

WIN

4 & 3

Marc Leishman / Jason Day
Matt Kuchar / Dustin Johnson

WIN

4 & 3

Adam Hadwin / Adam Scott
Kevin Kisner / Phil Mickelson

WIN

2 & 1

Emiliano Grillo / Jhonattan Vegas
Rickie Fowler / Justin Thomas
HALVED

Branden Grace / Louis Oosthuizen

Saturday Afternoon Fourballs. 

Patrick Reed / Jordan Spieth

WIN

2 & 1

Louis Oosthuizen / Jason Day
Daniel Berger / Justin Thomas

WIN

3 & 2

Jhonattan Vegas / Hideki Matsuyama
Kevin Chappell / Charley Hoffman
1 UP

WIN

Anirban Lahiri / Si Woo Kim
Brooks Koepka / Dustin Johnson

WIN

3 & 2

Marc Leishman / Branden Grace

Charlie was aware they could have won the Presidents Cup of the USA today;

“We knew what was on our shoulders.”

“I didn’t have my best stuff all day long, but I had a chance.”

“Got to give it up to Lahiri. He made some great birdies coming down the stretch, and they knocked us off.”

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Presidents Cup. Fantastic Friday USA 8 Internationals 2.

 

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The USA leads the Internationals by 8 points to 2 in the quest for the Presidents Cup after Thursdays matches, and now the visitors have little hope of attaining success here at Liberty National. For the USA team is was definitely a Fantastic Friday, and the boys did look pretty dressed in Pink, and certainly left  the Internationals feeling Blue.

Foursomes. USA 3 ½ Internationals 1 ½

Justin Thomas / Rickie Fowler

WIN

6 & 4

Charl Schwartzel / Hideki Matsuyama
Matt Kuchar / Dustin Johnson

WIN

1 UP

Jhonattan Vegas / Adam Scott
Patrick Reed / Jordan Spieth

WIN

5 & 4

Emiliano Grillo / Si Woo Kim
Daniel Berger / Brooks Koepka
3 & 1

WIN

Branden Grace / Louis Oosthuizen
Phil Mickelson / Kevin Kisner
HALVED

Marc Leishman / Jason Day

FourBalls. USAInternationals 2

Patrick Reed / Jordan Spieth
HALVED

Adam Hadwin / Hideki Matsuyama
Justin Thomas / Rickie Fowler

WIN

3 & 2

Branden Grace / Louis Oosthuizen
Kevin Kisner / Phil Mickelson

WIN

1 UP

Marc Leishman / Jason Day
Charley Hoffman / Kevin Chappell

WIN

6 & 5

Anirban Lahiri / Charl Schwartzel
Brooks Koepka / Dustin Johnson

WIN

3 & 2

Jhonattan Vegas / Adam Scott

Jordan Spieth epitomized the Team USA’s fighting spirit;

 “With four holes to go, absolutely, we’d probably have signed off for a half-point.”

“But the chances on the last couple holes, we had other sights.”

“Patrick got us going on 15 with just a phenomenal putt that I was able to follow up on the next, but we really played poorly on the front nine.”

“We needed something to get going and we provided it on the back.”

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Presidents Cup. USA 3 ½ Internationals 1 ½ On Day 1.

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Day 1 of the Presidents Cup went to the USA, leading the tournament by 3 ½ to the Internationals 1 ½ points after the Foursomes on Thursday.

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The USA stormed out of the gates winning the first three Presidents Cup matches, before conceding a loss to the Internationals in the fourth match, with Phil and Kevin gaining a half in the final match of the day.

Justin Thomas / Rickie Fowler

WIN

6 & 4

Charl Schwartzel / Hideki Matsuyama
Matt Kuchar / Dustin Johnson

WIN

1 UP

Jhonattan Vegas / Adam Scott
Patrick Reed / Jordan Spieth

WIN

5 & 4

Emiliano Grillo / Si Woo Kim
Daniel Berger / Brooks Koepka
3 & 1

WIN

Branden Grace / Louis Oosthuizen
Phil Mickelson / Kevin Kisner
HALVED

Marc Leishman / Jason Day

Charl Schwartzel of the Internationals was amazed to see all the ex Presidents in attendance;

“I was looking forward to this Presidents Cup for a very long time, and I didn’t expect all the presidents to be there.”

“Just to get to meet them was a dream come true for me. Then to hit that first tee shot with the wind pumping off the right was quite intimidating.”

Jason Day was not surprised to be behind on the first day;

“We always get ourselves behind a little bit in alternate shot.”

“It would have been nice to be 3-2, but once again, we’re not that far behind.”

“The American side is very, very talented and stacked. But I think our team and our boys are ready to rally behind everyone, and hopefully we can finish strong later on in the week.”

Matt Kuchar spoke of the great battle they had;

“In alternate shot, in these conditions, not to make a bogey and for us to just win 1 up, that’s a heck of a battle that we had with those guys.”

The Presidents Cup on Friday features five matches of fourballs, followed by a full day of foursomes and fourballs on Saturday and then the decisive Sunday singles.

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RBC Canadian Open. Hoffman Has The Lead.

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Charlie Hoffman leads the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club after 54 holes.

Hoffman leads by one at RBC Canadian Open

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Charlie shot a third round -7 under par 65, which gave him the lead in the RBC Canadian Open at -17 under par, and a one shot lead gong into the final round tomorrow.

Charlie has the Presidents Cup on his mind, he wants to be in the team;

“I know I’m going to have to play myself on to the team. I’m going to have to play good and get a win.”

“It’s something I want to do before my career is done.”

 “I’m going to earn it and I’m going to try, and if I don’t, you’ll know I went down swinging.”

Kevin Chappell holds second place, at -16 under par, a -6 under 66 third round keeping him in contention.

Robert Garrigus, with a new course record -10 under 62, shares third place at -15 under par with Gary Woodland, who carded -4 under 68 today.

Robert got disqualified at the John Deere Classic a few weeks ago for signing an incorrect scorecard;

“It’s been in the back of my mind ever since I got my TOUR card last year. You want to keep your job. This game is so hard and we work really hard and we fight, we practice and we work out. It’s one of those things where you’re constantly searching for something good, and I found it today.”

“This is really weird, but last night I’m sitting in my room and I’m thinking, If I can get a lead before they even tee off, that would be awesome.”

 “I’m going to try and build on that tomorrow, so I’m really excited.”

“It was a great day, one to remember.”

 

The Presidents Cup. Americans Ahead in Rain Plagued Ohio

The Americans are ahead in the rain plagued Presidents Cup event at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

On to Sunday

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Although the third round matches have not yet been completed the Americans are certain to take the lead going into the final round of singles matches tomorrow. Another rain delay kept the matches from finishing for the second straight day, so four matches will resume Sunday morning, followed by an early start to the 12 singles matches, because of even more rain in the forecast. Since The Presidents Cup began in 1994, no team has ever trailed going into singles and won outright. The United States Team currently lead by 11½ points to the Internationals 6½.

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley were 3 down through seven holes when Phil made two big putts that led to them squaring the match through 14 holes, against Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

Steve Stricker and Bill Haas went from 1 down to a 2-up lead through 10 holes against Adam Scott and Hideke Matsuyama.

Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, who are undefeated in all three matches they have played this week, were 2 down against Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge through nine holes.

Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker are 3 up through 12 against Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.

Jason Duffer and Zach Johnson had already beaten Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman 4 & 3. Zach hit the shot of the day, holing out from the fairway on the par 5 fifteenth for an Eagle.

The foursomes will conclude tomorrow, but whatever happens the Americans are in complete control of The Presidents Cup.

International Team Captain Nick Price has not thrown in the towel yet, but The Americans wound up going 4-1 in the Four-balls in the morning session;

“We’re still in pretty good shape, if we can turn one of these games around tomorrow, it would make our life a lot easier going into singles. We had close games that went the U.S. way, we’ve still got another 17 points left. That’s what I keep telling the guys. They’re a little down after what happened this morning. The U.S. has really been unrelenting, they have just played superbly the last three days. Any slip from us and we find ourselves one or two down very quickly.”

 

 

Presidents Cup, Freddie asks Big Jack for Help

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Presidential Cup Captain for the U.S. team Fred Couples had  asked the mighty Jack Nicklaus  the 18-time Major championship winner, to be an assistant captain on the American side for the Presidents Cup on Oct. 4-6, 2013.

Big Jack had to decline the offer, due entirely to his responsibilities as Host of the tournament at Muirfield. Jack just wants to be a cordial, not involved and unhurried host for the event at the course he designed.

“Freddie paid me a nice complement by his suggestion, it was very thoughtful of him. I would love to, but I simply can’t. I have duties as host, so that would not be the right thing to do.”

Jack Nicklaus is a four-time U.S. captain in the Presidents Cup, and  didn’t take Freddie  seriously when he first proposed the idea. But Freddie  was very serious.

“I wasn’t joking about it, when we were here at Muirfield Village last night, I said; Could I pick him? A couple of guys from the Tour said, ‘Yeah, he would love that.’ And then a couple other guys; maybe one pretty high up there said, He’s hosting the thing, he can’t do that. Then Jack winked at me and said, But I can be in your team room all you want.”

International captain Nick Price and Freddie Couples are friends, Nick joked about Freddie’s laid-back appearance;

“One thing you’ve got to be careful with Fred with his laid-backness, he wants to win as much as anybody. Even though he looks like he’s about to fall asleep on the golf course. I’m trying to figure out how we as the International Presidents Cup team can get that same buzz that the Europeans got on Sunday at The Ryder Cup.”

The Presidents Cup has taken on an enormity of it’s own, now that the Americans have lost the Ryder Cup, could they lose both tournaments in the same year ? Given the American dominance in this tournament it is unlikely, but; on Sunday the Americans were 200-1 on, to win the Ryder Cup, could lightning strike twice?