How it Happened: U.S. wins Presidents Cup

Keegan Bradley of the U.S. celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the weather-delayed Day 3 foursome matches.

Keegan Bradley of the U.S. celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the weather-delayed Day 3 foursome matches.

Presidents Cup - Day 4
Take a look back at a dominating performance by the U.S. Click here. Click Here

Scores »

RBC Heritage

Hilton Head, SC - Harbour Town Golf Links

9:21:03 AM ET. 04/20/2014




PosNameTodayThruScore
1Luke DonaldE -8
2John HuhE -6
T3Charl SchwartzelE -5
T3Nicholas ThompsonE -5
T3Jim FurykE -5
Complete Leaderboard »

Sunday morning saw a dramatic comeback for the U.S. in a handful of matches that allow the Americans to take a 14-8 advantage heading into Sunday singles action.

That left the Internationals needing to win an improbable 10 of 12 singles matches – a feat they nearly pulled off. However, despite requiring 10 matches to earn the four points the U.S. needed for an outright victory, the Americans came out victorious when an ailing Tiger Woods defeated Richard Sterne, 1 up, with a par at the 18th.

Angel Cabrera finished the day by adding a point in a back-and-forth match with Phil Mickelson that finalized the U.S.' winning score at 18.5-15.5.

The U.S. sends captain Fred Couples out with a win, as he said he will not return to the post next year.

Recap Sunday's highlights right here – and scroll down for our tournament coverage to date:

• • •

SUNDAY SINGLES

Match 34: Phil Mickelson vs. Angel Cabrera (Internationals)

In a match that featured 11 lead changes, the last one comes at the 18th. Mickelson makes bogey and Cabrera wins with par to seal the match and finalize the tourney's score.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 1 UP
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 18.5, Internationals 15.5

Match 33: Webb Simpson (U.S.) vs. Louis Oosthuizen (Internationals)

With the tournament's outcome decided, Oosthuizen wins the 18th hole to square his match – which is halved rather than going to extra holes.

  • MATCH HALVED
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 18.5, Internationals 14.5

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Both players reach the green at the par-4 18th in two, both facing long putts. Sterne misses, Woods lags close and the par is conceded as Woods seals a victory in the match.

The U.S. wins the 2013 Presidents Cup.

  • U.S. WINS, 1 UP
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 18, Internationals 14

Match 32: Keegan Bradley (U.S.) vs. Charl Schwartzel (Internationals)

Halving the 17th hole, Schwartzel clinches a victory and shrinks the visitors' deficit to three.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 2 AND 1
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 17, Internationals 14

Match 32: Keegan Bradley (U.S.) vs. Charl Schwartzel (Internationals)

Three straight holes won by Schwartzel put the South African in control of this match – the latest at No. 16, where he pars while Bradley struggles. Schwartzel, who was 1 down after the 13th, just needs one more win to secure another point for the suddenly charging Internationals.

THRU 16: Internationals 2 up

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Woods represents the U.S.' best chance to secure victory here, but misses the green at the 17th while playing hurt. He gets up and down while Sterne misses a birdie putt, and Woods heads to the last with a narrow lead.

THRU 17: U.S. 1 up

Match 30: Matt Kuchar (U.S.) vs. Marc Leishman (Internationals)

Leishman struggles to hang onto a 1-up lead at the par-4 18th, but a scrambling par preserves his lead to earn another win for the visitors – and keep them in the hunt.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 1 UP
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 17, Internationals 13

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Sterne finds trouble at the par-3 16th, while Woods hits it to the green and two putts for par. This could be the match that seals victory outright for the Americans.

THRU 16: U.S. 1 up

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

A win for Els at the par-13 16th, making a birdie putt from more than 20 feet, ultimately gives the South African a victory in his match as they halve the last two holes. And the Internationals again stave off a loss this week.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 1 UP
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 17, Internationals 12

Match 28: Bill Haas (U.S.) vs. Adam Scott (Internationals)

A birdie at the par-5 15th gives Scott a 1-up lead – halves at Nos. 16-17 wrap up the match for the Aussie and again narrow the U.S. lead.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 2 AND 1
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 17, Internationals 11

Match 29: Zach Johnson (U.S.) vs. Branden Grace (Internationals)

Just like that, Johnson wraps things up at the par-3 16th, defeating Grace and bringing the U.S. to the brink of victory for the week.

  • U.S. WINS, 4 AND 2
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 17, Internationals 10

Match 27: Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

With wins at the 15th and 16th, DeLaet takes a 1 up lead – then halves the last two holes for a point to keep the Internationals above water.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 1 UP
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 16, Internationals 10

Match 29: Zach Johnson (U.S.) vs. Branden Grace (Internationals)

Halves at the 14th and 15th leave Johnson needing to win just one more hole in order to give the U.S. its 17th point – and look for just one more win out of seven remaining matches to win the tournament.

THRU 15: U.S. 3 up

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Woods' lead doesn't last long, as Sterne finds the green from the rough and birdies the par-4 13th – erasing Woods' only lead of the day.

THRU 13: All square

Match 25: Jason Dufner (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge (Internationals)

Both players find trouble off the tee at the par-5 15th, but Dufner recovers and wins the hole – and the match – as the Americans now need just two more wins today to secure a victory.

  • U.S. WINS, 4 AND 3
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 16, Internationals 9

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Woods finds the green at the par-3 12th, while Sterne hits it into the water – and is unable to recover. The World No. 1 takes his first lead of the day in this match.

THRU 12: U.S. 1 up

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

These two veterans have been volleying with one another – for the third time in five holes, Stricker wins a hole to pull the match even, with Els twice having answered immediately to retake the lead. Since Stricker's birdie at the par-4 13th, however, the two have halved twice and the match is up for grabs with three to play.

THRU 15: All square

Match 29: Zach Johnson (U.S.) vs. Branden Grace (Internationals)

Johnson's hole-out yesterday proved he can close things out – and a win in this match could give the U.S. a big step in that direction. His back-to-back birdies to win Nos. 12-13 put Johnson in position to potentially earn the clinching point, depending on how other matches fall.

THRU 13: U.S. 3 up

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Woods' fairway-green-one putt birdie at the ninth pulls this match even, and the two halve the 10th. But Woods finds trouble at the par-5 11th – while Sterne lays up and wedges it inside 15 feet, but misses his birdie putt. Woods scrambles for par and the hole is halved.

THRU 11: All square

Match 25: Jason Dufner (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge (Internationals)

De Jonge has earned the spotlight several times this week for the Internationals, but Dufner is stealing the scene today. The American makes a birdie at the par-4 13th to give himself a chance at a point.

THRU 13: U.S. 3 up

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Both players reach the green at the par-3 16th, but Matsuyama's birdie try will be an unlikely one from about 40 feet or so. He rolls it to inside 3 feet, but Mahan two-putts from about 15 feet or more to earn a halve on the hole – and that's all he needs for the Americans to add another point to their commanding lead.

  • U.S. WINS, 3 AND 2
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 15, Internationals 9

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Another birdie for Day, this one at the 14th, closes the gap just a bit. Day surely provided an example for his team to follow – the Aussie was all birdies and pars.

  • INTERNATIONALS WIN, 6 AND 4
  • SCOREBOARD: U.S. 14, Internationals 9

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Mahan misses the fairway and green at this par-5, but answers Matsuyama's win a hole earlier by getting up and down for birdie while the talented 21-year-old from Japan misses out on a sand save for birdie.

THRU 15: U.S. 3 up

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Stricker evens this match up with a birdie at the par-5 11th, only to have Els reclaim a lead with a stellar shot to just more than 5 feet at the par-3 12th. It's another sorely needed point for the Internationals to chase.

THRU 12: Internationals 1 up

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Day's birdie at the 13th is the seventh hole he's won against just two for Snedeker. The Aussie has been dominant today.

THRU 13: Internationals, 5 up

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Mahan is on the quickest path to a point for the Americans, thanks largely to a big front nine to recover from 1 down to a sizeable lead. But at No. 14 he misses a birdie putt of about 15 feet and Matsuyama sinks one to narrow the gap.

THRU 14: U.S., 2 up

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Tiger misses the green in two and takes four more shots to go down, losing the par-5 7th and Sterne takes an unlikely one-hole lead over the World No. 1.

THRU 7: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Ernie Els is hanging tough in this match, picking up a birdie on No. 10 to retake the lead. Steve Stricker missed from about 10 feet to halve the hole.

THRU 10: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

After losing the par-5 11th with a bogey, Hunter Mahan rebounds by winning the 12th with a par to regain his three-hole advantage.

THRU 13: U.S., 3 up

• • •

Match 27: Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

After going eight holes at all square, Spieth won the 9th and DeLaet turns around and wins the 10th with a par. And then they go back to their halving game, posting birdies on the par-5 11th.

THRU 11: All square

• • •

Match 28: Bill Haas (U.S.) vs. Adam Scott (Internationals)

Adam Scott birdies Nos. 6 and 8 to take the momentum in this match, making the turn with a 1-up lead. There have only been three birdies in this match, each winning a hole.

THRU 9: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 25: Jason Dufner (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge (Internationals)

Not a lot of fireworks here, but Jason Dufner has made two of his three birdies count (Nos. 1 and 8) and he heads to the back nine with a two-hole advantage.

THRU 9: U.S., 2 up

• • •

Match 34: Phil Mickelson vs. Angel Cabrera (Internationals)

After losing the par-4 2nd to a birdie from Angel Cabrera, Phil Mickelson responds with a birdie of his own at the par-4 3rd to bring the match back to square.

THRU 3: All square

• • •

Match 27: Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

After matching scores for eight holes, Jordan Spieth posts a birdie at the par-4 9th to take the first lead in the match.

THRU 9: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Steve Stricker has battled back in this match, picking up birdie at No. 8 and then winning No. 9 with a par to bring the match back to square at the turn.

THRU 9: All square

• • •

Match 31: Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Richard Sterne (Internationals)

Not the sexiest of matches here, but Sterne is holding strong through four holes, as both players have opened four consecutive pars.

THRU 4: All square

• • •

Match 30: Matt Kuchar (U.S.) vs. Marc Leishman (Internationals)

The eagle has landed. Matt Kuchar posts a 3 at the par-5 5th to extend his lead over the big Aussie.

THRU 5: U.S., 2 up

• • •

Match 33: Webb Simpson (U.S.) vs. Louis Oosthuizen (Internationals)

A pair of pars at No. 1, but Webb Simpson makes the first move with a birdie at No. 2, while Louis Oosthuizen picks up a bogey. 5 U.S. flags on the board currently, with three for the Internationals and four matches all square.

THRU 2: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Hunter Mahan has won three of the last four holes, including the latest with a birdie at No. 10 and the American has taken control of this match after Matsuyama held a 1-up lead through five.

THRU 10: U.S., 3 up

• • •

Match 32: Keegan Bradley (U.S.) vs. Charl Schwartzel (Internationals)

Keegan Bradley doesn't open in ideal fashion, picking up bogey at No. 1, giving Schwartzel an early advantage. Schwartzel and partner Louis Oosthuizen played very poorly in this morning's conclusion of the Day 3 foursomes, so the South African is looking for a bit of redemption.

THRU 2: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Snedeker picks up his first birdie on the match at the par-5 7th, cutting into Day's large lead.

THRU 8: Internationals, 3 up

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Ernie Els wins another hole with a simple par, as Steve Stricker picks up an uncharacteristic second bogey in the opening six holes.

THRU 6: Internationals, 2 up

• • •

Match 28: Bill Haas (U.S.) vs. Adam Scott (Internationals)

After halving the first four holes with pars, Bill Haas draws first blood with a birdie at the par-5 5th and the U.S. now has five American flags on the board in singles.

THRU 5: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 29: Zach Johnson (U.S.) vs. Branden Grace (Internationals)

After halving with pars on Nos. 1 and 2, Johnson picks up the first birdie of the match at the par-4 3rd and takes an early advantage.

THRU 3: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 30: Matt Kuchar (U.S.) vs. Marc Leishman (Internationals)

Both players open with a bogey at No. 1, but Kuchar responds with a birdie at the par-4 2nd hole to take early control of the match.

THRU 2: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

A second consecutive bogey from Matsuyama allows Mahan to extend his lead with a simple par at No. 8. That's also three consecutive hole victories for the U.S.

THRU 8: U.S., 2 up

• • •

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Jason Day is simply on fire right now, picking up his third birdie of the match, the latest coming on the par-4 6th hole. Snedeker has yet to record a birdie in the match.

THRU 6: Internationals, 4 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Hunter Mahan is heating up a bit, picking up back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 -- the latter against Matsuyama's bogey and the U.S. has turned the tide on this one and an American flag is on the board.

THRU 7: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 27: Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

They are matching each other, shot-for-shot, in this match, as they halve the par-5 5th with birdies.

THRU 5: All square

• • •

Match 27: Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

In a match featuring two of the hottest players on the planet, Spieth and DeLaet both birdie No. 2 and pick up pars on the remaining holes as the match heads to the par-5 5th at all square.

THRU 4: All square

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Steve Stricker can't get up-and-down from the bunker on the par-3 4th hole and Ernie Els has won two consecutive holes to take the lead.

THRU 4: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Snedeker finds the water trying to go for the green in two at the par-5 5th and is unable to perform any magic, handing the hole to Day and the International squad has complete control in this match.

THRU 5: Internationals, 3 up

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Ernie Els has struggled with his putter at times this week, but manages a birdie on No. 3 to bring this match to all square.

THRU 3: All square

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Mahan narrowly misses a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 5th, leaving the door open for Matsuyama to two-putt for birdie after hitting the green in two to regain the lead.

THRU 5: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 25: Jason Dufner (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge (Internationals)

Brendon de Jonge has been impressive this week at Muirfield, but will have to come-from-behind in this match, losing the first hole to a Dufner birdie. De Jonge (with Ernie Els) is coming off a victory over Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar to close out the morning four-ball round.

THRU 1: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Hideki Matsuyama takes advantage of a bogey from Mahan on No. 3 to take a 1-up lead, but Mahan responds with a birdie at the par-3 after getting his tee ball to 10 feet to square the match.

THRU 4: All square

• • •

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Brandt Snedeker pays for a poor approach shot at No. 3 and loses another hole to Day, putting himself in an early hole.

THRU 3: Internationals, 2 up

• • •

Match 23: Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Ernie Els (Internationals)

Steve Stricker didn't have to work all that hard to win the opening hole, simply picking up par to Els' bogey as the U.S. puts the first American flag on the board in the singles session.

THRU 1: U.S., 1 up

• • •

Match 26: Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Jason Day (Internationals)

Day makes a birdie at the par-4 1st hole to take an early advantage over Snedeker. The Internationals would have to win 9.5 of the 12 singles matches to win the Presidents Cup.

THRU 2: Internationals, 1 up

• • •

Match 24: Hunter Mahan (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

While listed as the second match of singles play, this match gets it underway, with Matsuyama scrambling for a par, while Mahan two-putts for a par.

THRU 1: All square

• • •

SUNDAY FOURSOMES (completing Saturday's round)

Match No. 21 – Hole No. 5: Matt Kuchar/Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge/Ernie Els

The Internationals find a bunker off the tee, while Tiger puts the U.S. on a sidehill next to a bunker. Kuchar gets it on the green, but is more than 40 feet away. The U.S. two-putts for par, while the Internationals get up-and-down from in front of the green and the hole is halved, giving the Internationals a 1-up victory.

The U.S. leads the Presidents Cup, 14-8, heading to singles action.

• • •

Match No. 21 – Hole No. 5: Matt Kuchar/Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Brendon de Jonge/Ernie Els

Els and de Jonge had extended their lead to 3 up with wins on Nos. 12 and 14, but losses on Nos. 15 and 16 have helped the U.S. climb back into the match, although Kuchar misses a 10-footer on No. 17 to square the match, and the Internationals are dormie heading to No. 18.

• • •

Match No. 22 – Hole No. 8: Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) vs. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel

The U.S. was 3 down through 12 holes, but won Nos. 13 through 15 and then added a big win on No. 17 to complete the comeback for a 1-up victory for another U.S. comeback point.

• • •

Match No. 20 – Hole No. 10: Bill Haas/Steve Stricker (U.S.) vs. Hideki Matsuyama/Adam Scott

After sleeping on a 2-up lead through 10 holes, Haas and Stricker win Nos. 12 and 14 to cruise to a 4-and-3 victory for yet another U.S. point.

• • •

Match No. 18 – Hole No. 13: Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) vs. Jason Day/Graham DeLaet

The U.S. takes a 1-up lead on the 14th hole, but the Internationals square the match with a win on No. 16 and this match ends in a halve.

• • •

Saturday coverage

Johnson's hole out caps strong day for U.S.

Beware the sick athlete? You’ve heard the adage, and at the 10th Presidents Cup, had better heed the warning. On Monday night in Georgia, Zach Johnson was so sick with the bug that the possibility of not competing at this week’s biennial event was churning through his brain.

Waterlogged Price still sees Internationals' glass half full

We’ve seen this movie before. At least we think we have, best anyone can tell a bit more than halfway through. It might again end up being an International horror flick with no compelling ending. Or, if everything falls into place for director Nick Price, it could transform into a drama that people will watch to the finish for a change.

Notes: Spieth sits; Tiger finds new partner; more

Jordan Spieth’s previous experience in cup matches were at the amateur level. Now, with less than one full year of professional experience, he would be facing some of the best players in the world.

Advantage U.S.: Big Saturday morning could sap Cup of drama

The afternoon foursomes matches won’t end Saturday, but the Presidents Cup could be all but over anyway. That is, if the Internationals don’t suddenly reverse their traditional misfortune in the alternate-shot format.

A long day for even the most ardent TV viewers

Even for the most ardent player or viewer, 11 1/2 hours of match play is one long, hard slog. Those of you who hung in there all day, until play was called around 7 p.m., not only saw a lot of golf shots, but also way too much rain, and way, way too many fist bumps.

• How it Happened: U.S. earns 11.5-6.5 lead Saturday

The Day 3 morning matches started off close, but the U.S. opened up a lead after another rain delay and finished them with a 10.5-6.5 advantage. The afternoon matches, starting late, mostly rolled over to Sunday morning – save for Zach Johnson ending his match by holing out from the fairway to give the U.S. another point.

• • •

Friday coverage

'Coach' Phil Mickelson calls perfect audible at Prez Cup

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.

Close competition adds drama to 2013's Presidents Cup

At this year's Presidents Cup, the Washington Generals of this matchup, the Internationals, are giving its Harlem Globetrotters, the U.S., a pretty good run so far.

Angel Cabrera wins second battle with Presidents Cup hecklers

Liquid courage apparently was a factor in the Presidents Cup competition Friday, when Angel Cabrera backed away from a 28-foot birdie putt three times because of crowd noise -- before sinking it.

Presidents Cup notes: Mother Nature stays present; Phil's dominance

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.

How it happened: U.S. still leads amid rain; play halted

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.

• • •

Thursday coverage

How it happened: U.S. takes early lead at Presidents Cup

The Internationals rallied late, but it's the U.S. that holds the early lead after the opening matches at the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village.

Scott, Matsuyama rally for half point

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.

Notes: Mickelson struggles; de Jonge shines in debut

Phil Mickelson went with 13 clubs Thursday at the Presidents Cup, then struggled in his opening match.

Stricker guides Spieth through Presidents Cup debut

Steve Stricker, the last man to hit a shot at the Presidents Cup on Thursday, stood on the 18th green in near darkness at Muirfield Village, put his arm around the young charge to his right, and smiled like a father who'd just helped to guide his son to his first driver's license.

Rude: Internationals trail, but do so with hope

Seemingly aided by a well-timed timeout by Mother Nature, the Internationals fought back and pumped life back into an opening day at Presidents Cup that had appeared to be a blowout early.

Presidents Cup telecast not flashy, but technically proficient

The virtues of brevity. Leaving the audience wanting more. Martin Kaufmann was reminded of that while watching Day 1 of the Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour’s answer to the Ryder Cup.

• • •

Wednesday coverage

Presidents Cup: Day 1 staff predictions

Here's a look at our staff predictions for Day 1 four-balls at the Presidents Cup, set to begin at 11:45 a.m. EDT at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Hole by hole: Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the House that Jack Built for stroke play near his hometown of Columbus -- nearly four decades after opening, it's ideal for match play too.

Presidents Cup notes: Scioto plaque recognizes Nicklaus-Grout legacy

Though many modern golf fans might associate Jack Nicklaus with Muirfield Village, his roots in the game actually are about 15 minutes south of here, at Scioto Country Club.

Rude: Format change more important than Day 1 pairings

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.

Babineau: Southern Africa contingent key for Internationals

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.

Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods' 19th different partner? Matt Kuchar

And for his eighth Presidents Cup, 15th international competition and 69th session team match since 1997, Tiger Woods gets a 19th different partner – Matt Kuchar.

Jason Dufner dances in on Matt Kuchar interview

It started as a normal Google+ Hangout with Matt Kuchar Tuesday at the Presidents Cup, but then Jason Dufner showed up.

• • •

Tuesday coverage

Rude: Tiger Woods is happy and loose at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods was "happy and chill" at his pre-Presidents Cup interview on Tuesday. Why you ask? He's at the Presidents, a.k.a. Ryder Cup Lite says Golfweek's Jeff Rude.

Zach Johnson sick, but will be ready for Prez Cup

Zach Johnson was stricken was the 24-hour bug on Sunday night and spend the next 20 hours at home in bed. No need to fret, Johnson, who will play a practice round on Wednesday, said he will be able to go for Thursday's start of the Presidents CUp at Muirfield.

Presidents Cup: Stricker excited about possible Spieth pairing

Steve Stricker had to skip a hunting trip with buddies in order to play the Tour Championship, but at this week’s Presidents Cup, he’s expected to land the young buck that has everyone’s attention: Jordan Spieth.

Louis Oosthuizen ready to tee it up at Prez Cup after injury

Although Louis Oosthuizen has been plagued with neck, back and leg issues throughout the 2013 season – after months of rest – he is ready to tee it up at the Presidents Cup this week at Muirfield Village.

Welcome to Golfweek.com's comments section.
Please review the posting guidlines here: Golfweek.com Community Guidelines.
All accounts must be verified using Disqus email verification

  • PGA
  • CHMP
  • WEB
[[PGAtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[CHMPtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next
[[NWIDtourn]] Full Leaderboard >
Prev
  • [[player._CurPos]]
  • [[player._Lname]], [[player._Fname]]
  • [[player._TournParRel]]
  • [[player._Thru]]
Next