Tony Johnstone was in the team room and on the course at the Presidents Cup, one of Internationals captain Nick Price’s trusted assistants, a savvy veteran of this global golf business and a lifelong friend.
The U.S. continued its dominance of the Presidents Cup, winning for the eighth time since its inception in 1994. “Everyone that I've seen on their team has played really beautiful golf," Aussie Adam Scott said.
After taking a one-point lead after Thursday's four-ball matches at the Presidents Cup, the U.S. kept the same advantage after Friday's weather-shortened foursomes session, which saw just two matches finish. That will make for a long day Saturday at Muirfield Village. Follow now!
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson had discussed their Presidents Cup strategy nearly a month ago, but Lefty decided to call an audible on Friday afternoon and it led to a 4-and-3 route of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.
Mother Nature is making it just a little difficult for the Presidents Cup with rain forcing postponements the first two days and now four of the six second days foursomes matches will continue into Saturday’s third day of matches.
After the Americans took the lead in every four-ball match early on Thursday, the Internationals were able to rally after a weather delay to end the opening day of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village just one point back.
They remain one point back after Friday's weather-shortened foursomes session.
Internationals Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama rally late to salvage a half point from Americans Bill Haas and Webb Simpson. Maysuyama, making his Presidents Cup debut, biridied two of his last three holes to help secure the half point.
With Day 1 four-balls potentially changing the dynamic at the Presidents Cup, a lot of eyeballs will be on Muirfield Village today as action finally gets underway in the 10th playing of the biennial competition.
The six Thursday matchups for the Presidents Cup have been determined. But, for the sake of the International team’s chances and cup growth, the pairings are not as important as the opening-day format itself.
If captain Nick Price and his International squad are really, truly – and finally – going to get their Charlie Brown-like fortunes reversed, and make this biennial event competitive, then it’s likely a contingent from southern Africa that provides the key to opening the door.
From player-by-player capsules to Bradley S. Klein's breakdown of Muirfield to Jeff Rude's take on the Internationals to our very own Forecaddie, we offer up this extensive and easy-to-read preview of the Presidents Cup.
The Presidents Cup is a lot like The Players Championship. No one really talks about it until it's time to play. And too much time is spent comparing it with something it will never be instead of enjoying it for what it is.