Complete Coverage: 2011 Presidents Cup
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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• Out of the Woods: Tiger scores the clinching point on a day where he looked like vintage Tiger, draining mid-range putts and really running away from Aaron Baddeley after the 5th hole. Story.
• Sunday notebook: Ryo Ishikawa and K.T. Kim started the Presidents Cup a bit shaky, but proved to be quick studies and both notched a point in each of the last two sessions. Notes.
• Match-by-match recap: A look at each of the 12 matches on Sunday. Capsules.
• Role reversal: The goat at last year's Ryder Cup, Hunter Mahan showed some mettle with two decisive victories over the last two days at Royal Melbourne. Story.
• Deja vu: Ernie Els has been here before. Seven times he has seen the Americans celebrate a Presidents Cup victory. And it is getting a bit old for the International squad. Story.
• Sunday singles, in pictures: There were plenty of beautiful images coming out of Royal Melbourne on Sunday. Photos.
• Final predictions: The International squad needs something special to happen for it to have a chance to win on Sunday, and our Alex Miceli takes you through every singles match and who he thinks will win each. Predictions.
• Tiger tamers: K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang stormed onto the Presidents Cup stage on Saturday and knocked off the American tandem of Tiger Woods-Dustin Johnson. Story.
• The silencer: Hunter Mahan isn't one to celebrate or show off, but on Saturday, when he hit a match-clinching birdie putt, he couldn't help but celebrate a bit, especially to shut up a few select Aussie fans that got under his skin. Story.
• Singles Sunday: The pairings for the action on Sunday have been announced. Pairings.
• Endurance test: Golf Channel's 12 hours of coverage felt like it would never end. Commentary.
• Match-by-match capsules: Check out how each of the 10 matches unfolded on Saturday. Capsules.
• Prez Cup Tracker: Check out how the afternoon four-ball matches are going and whether the U.S. can nearly put away the International team tonight. Tracker.
• Beginner's luck: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson aren't looking like Prez Cup rookies, moving to 3-0. They highlight our 5 Things from the morning session. 5 Things.
• Faith pays off: Ernie Els didn't want to change partners despite going 0-2 over the first two days. And Ryo Ishikawa came through for the Big Easy on Saturday morning. Story.
• Four-ball predictions: Alex Miceli breaks down the afternoon matches at Royal Melbourne. Can the Internationals make up some ground. Predictions.
• Play-by-play: Check out our Prez Cup Tracker from the morning session. Tracker.
• Surprise benching: Phil Mickelson, undefeated over the first three days, was one of two players to sit for captain Fred Couples in the afternoon four-ball matches. David Toms also sat. Story.
• Crystal ball: Our Alex Miceli takes another crack at predicting Saturday morning's action. Does he like Tiger to finally put a point on the board? Predictions.
• Bouncing back: While Tiger Woods is the only American to not register a point through two days, Aaron Baddeley got a bit of redemption with his match-clinching putt against Tiger and Dustin Johnson on Day Two. Story.
• Showing its teeth: Royal Melbourne showed how tough it really can be on Day Two, while Tiger is still winless and Steve Stricker will be watching on Saturday morning in Australia. 5 Things.
• Oldies, but goodies: Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk are mainstays on American Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup squads, but have rarely been paired together. Fred Couples might have found gold after the duo moved to 2-0-0 in Australia. Commentary.
• Highlight reel: Our Marty Kaufmann breaks down how the Golf Channel covered Day Two in Melbourne. Commentary.
• Saturday's pairings: Take a look at the morning pairings, set to tee off at 3 p.m. EST. Pairings.
• Live Tracker: Check out our live updates of each match, including Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson taking on Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day. Tracker.
• Postcards from Melbourne: Our Jeff Babineau is all for respecting local customs, but a menu that the Golfweek crew came across on Thursday night was simply startling. Postcard.
• Short stuff: Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk both tested long putters in 2011, but both are back to the short sticks and it is paying dividends. Story.
• A long day: Tiger Woods' day started with an awkward handshake with former caddie Steve Williams and ended with a beat-down from Adam Scott and K.J. Choi. Column.
• Crystal ball: Our Alex Miceli looks ahead to Friday's matches and makes his match-by-match predictions. Story.
• Lucky No. 12: Nick Watney and Bill Haas are just one example of how the 12th hole helped out the American squad on Thursday. Story.
• Match capsules: We take you back through all six matches, looking at key moments in each match that led to a 4-2 American lead. Capsules.
• The Tracker: How did Tiger's loss happen? How did the rest of the matches shake out? Check out our Presidents Cup Tracker. Blog.
• Time for bed? We offer some thoughts on Golf Channel's extensive coverage of the Presidents Cup. Story.
• Weathering the storm: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson battled back from an early deficit to pick up the Americans' first point on Thursday. Story.
• Wacky weather? Officials have moved up Friday's tee times because of a threat of storms on Friday afternoon. Golf Channel has also adjusted its TV schedule to accommodate the changes. Story.
• The day, in pictures: Check out our photo gallery of images from Day One at the Presidents Cup. Photos.
• Match-by-match: Our Alex Miceli breaks down each of the opening day's matches in Melbourne. Story.
• 'Very excited': Retief Goosen, coming off a career-worst year, is happy to be off the injured list and back in action. Story.
• Obvious pairing: The duo of Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa was an easy choice for Greg Norman. Story.
• Headed to Asia: South Korea will host the 2015 Presidents Cup. Story.
• Playing for a tie? If the captains have anything to say about it, this week's competition will not end in a tie. Story.
• Notes: Tim Clark would rather be playing in the Presidents Cup, but an assistant captaincy is the next best thing. Story.
• Pairings and tee times: Complete listing here.
• No certainty: Historically, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker have combined to make one tough twosome, but there are no guarantees the duo will play every match together at Royal Melbourne. Story.
• Reunited at last: Not only will the opening session of the Presidents Cup feature a Steve Stricker-Tiger Woods partnership, but it will also reunited Woods with ex-caddie Steve Williams. Story.
• Photos: Tuesday at the Presidents Cup
• Last chance: Greg Norman expects this to be his last captaincy at the Presidents Cup. Story.
• Late arrival: Greg Norman not worried about Ryo Ishikawa showing up late. Story.
• Worthy endeavor: Presidents Cup may not have a long history, but it is worthwhile. Story.
• Bonding time: Internationals deal with some bus issues, but use the time to bond. Story.
• Locked in: Tiger Woods looks ready to take on the Presidents Cup. Story.
MEET THE TEAMS
• From Matt Kuchar to Tiger Woods, meet the U.S. Presidents Cup team. Capsules
• Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day lead Greg Norman's strong International squad. Capsules
• Stricker feeling healthy: Many have been concerned that Steve Stricker might not be healthy enough to play this week. He says he feels great after a practice round. Story.
• The facts: Take a look at the history, the simple facts and the rosters of this year's squads. Story.
• International idol: Greg Norman isn't just the International captain, he remains the idol of many of his own players. Story.
• Wonder Down Under: Alister MacKenzie transformed Australian golf with Royal Melbourne. Story.
• Jordan backs out. Due to the NBA lockout, Michael Jordan will be replaced as assistant captain of the U.S. squad. Story
• Was Tiger the right pick? Golfweek staffers choose sides about Fred Couples' decision to give a captain's pick to Tiger Woods. Debate
• A perfect pair. Playing in their home country, Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day will be a perfect Presidents Cup combo. Jim McCabe
• Captain's Picks announced. Tiger Woods was a given, but Fred Couples and Greg Norman have named their final captain's picks. Picks
• Bradley - the odd man out. Despite winning the PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley will be the odd man out on the Presidents Cup team. Jim McCabe
• Aussies fight for final spots. Australians Geoff Ogilvy, Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley were on the bubble for a Presidents Cup pick. Story
• Tiger worth a pick. Despite his recent struggles, Fred Couples was right to pick Tiger Woods. John Maginnes
• Tiger must play. Captain Fred Couples said Tiger Woods must get more starts under his belt to earn a pick to the U.S. Presidents Cup team. Story
• Photos, through the years: Check out our historical photo gallery of the Presidents Cup. Photos.