Americans have Presidents Cup nearly locked
MONTREAL - Day No. 3 at the Presidents Cup was like someone with split personality disorder.
The morning foresomes saw an American romp, as Capt. Jack’s boys took all five matches against the sons of Player.
A lot of those matches weren’t even close, and only one made it to the 18th hole.
“It was an amazing morning,” Nicklaus said.
But in the afternoon, the Internationals stormed back, taking two of four four-ball matches and halving another.
Still, heading in to tomorrow’s singles, the U.S. has a commanding lead: 14.5 to 7.5.
Here are the results:
Steve Stricker/Hunter Mahan (U.S.) def. Trevel Immelman/Rory Sabbatini (I) 2 up
Phil Mickelson/Woody Austin (U.S.) def. Retief Goosen/Stuart Appleby (I) 5 and 4
Tiger Woods/Jim Furyk (U.S.) def. Adam Scott/Ernie Els (I)
Lucas Glover/Scott Verplank (U.S.) def. Vijay Singh/Mike Weir (I) 2 and 1
David Toms/Zach Johnson (U.S.) def. Nick O’Hern/Geoff Ogilvy (I) 2 and 1
Stewart Cink/Jim Furyk (U.S.) def. K.J. Choi/Angel Cabrera (I) 1 up
Phil Mickelson/Woody Austin (U.S.) halved against Adam Scott/Retief Goosen (I)
Mike Weir/Ernie Els (I) def. Charles Howell III/Lucas Glover (U.S.) 4 and 2
Vijay Singh/Stuart Appleby (I) def. Steve Stricker/Hunter Mahan (U.S.) 1 up
Tiger Woods/David Toms (U.S.) def. Nick O’Hern/Geoff Ogilvy (I) 5 and 3
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The Ryder Cup has been a great success story followed and watched keenly across the globe largely because of the intense competition and the two teams have left us with some memorable Ryder Cups like the one in 1969 when Jack Nicklaus conceded a putt that resulted in the first ever tied Ryder Cup. Unfortunately the same has not been the case with the Presidents Cup. Intense competition has always been missing and in the nascent history of the Presidents Cup, the International team has only won once. If the Presidents Cup wishes to be considered as a parallel to the Ryder Cup it will have to provide far greater competition and enthralling golf. Lets hope on the final day the international team can pull the rabbit out of the hat and provide us with a spectacle that we will remember for a long time
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