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High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his U.S. team to another victory in the Presidents Cup on Sunday at Royal Melbourne.
Tiger Woods got the Americans going with the first point on the board.
The Americans dug themselves out of a big hole at the Presidents Cup with playing captain Tiger Woods watching from the sidelines.
At one point, the International team had a chance to sweep the session.
Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins.
Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain’s picks Wednesday night.
South Africa’s Ernie Els decided to see if the PGA Tour’s only team event could serves as a useful prep tournament for the Presidents Cup. Els has made an effort to make this week’s Zurich Classic outside New Orleans a team-bonding experience for a number of international players who could be part of the Presidents cup squad for which Els will serve as captain in December. The Presidents Cup puts non-European international players against an American team every two years.
President Donald Trump showed up about an hour after the final match was underway Sunday at the Presidents Cup. Had he shown up much later, he might have missed the start of a long celebration for an American team that rarely had it this easy.
The Americans came within one match of winning the Presidents Cup – on Saturday. Anirban Lahiri made two clutch birdies that only delayed the inevitable. The Americans won six of eight matches and halved another to build an 11-point lead. They need only one point Sunday to win the cup
Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner rehearsed the dance from “Three Amigos.” The only question was whether to use it at the Presidents Cup, and as the veteran of 23 team events, Mickelson concluded it would need to be a big moment.
A memorable start that featured the previous three U.S. presidents on the first tee ended with a familiar result in the Presidents Cup. The Americans are out to another big lead in the event they haven’t lost in nearly two decades.
Phil Mickelson has been selected as a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and will be on a U.S. team for the 23rd consecutive time. U.S. captain Steve Stricker also chose Charley Hoffman. International captain Nick Price took Emiliano Grillo and Anirban Lahiri. Lahiri missed a short putt on the 18th hole in the last Presidents Cup that was pivotal in another American victory.
The Presidents Cup, packed with raw emotion and endless nerves, was unlike any other over the last 10 years.
Whether it was the South African juggernaut of Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, the inspired play of Bae Sang-moon in front of his home crowd or a format change that reduced the number of matches, the Presidents Cup is truly up for grabs for the first time in 10 years. That’s all the International team ever wanted.
Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson battled at Chambers Bay in the U.S. Open. They will be partners in South Korea at the Presidents Cup.
Fred Couples, the coolest guy in golf, never really looked that way until he stood on the edge of the 18th fairway Sunday and saw everything going his way. The Americans needed only one more point to win the Presidents Cup.
MELBOURNE, Australia – The Presidents Cup wasted no time delivering the match everyone was talking about – Tiger Woods against ex-caddie Steve Williams in the opening session at Royal Melbourne. Oh, yes, and three other players will join them.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Until winning the PGA Championship, the coolest thing in golf that happened to Keegan Bradley during his amazing rookie season was getting a phone call from Fred Couples in May after he won his first PGA Tour event. But if he doesn’t get another phone call from Couples next month, that would be just cold.