President’s Cup: 6 1/2 World, 5 1/2 US

mulligan, 23 September 2005, Comments Off on President’s Cup: 6 1/2 World, 5 1/2 US
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The teams split the Fourball today, 3-3, giving the International team a 1 point lead after 2 days. The matches were great today, with some close contests, but the TNT crew of Ernie Johnson, Bobby Clampett, and Jim Huber were so-filled with hot air and inane comments that I wanted to scream. At one point, Jack Nicklaus had to correct Jim Huber that the matches were not all square — the International team had the lead. Someone help … bring in NBC and Johnny Miller, man! Full leaderboard here.


1. In Match 1, Chris DiMarco just “clawed” a 15 footer for birdie, after which he gave a pretty violent fist pump. Lefty Mickelson gave DiMarco a firm pat on the back. The World team of Angel Cabrera and Michael Campbell then proceeded to miss their birdie putts. All square now, with 1 to play. Tee shots on 18: Wow, Cabrera just laced a 320 drive, passing Campbell by 20 yards and Lefty by 30 yards. All are in the fairway, except DiMarco, who’s in the right rough.

Holy smokes! Campbell just hit the flag on his approach shot, but then the ball backed off the left side of the green (he still may be the closest). Holy kamolee! Campbell just used his sand wedge to blade a putt from the rough, the ball was right on target and Campbell was just about in his victory dance, but the ball lipped out. All square.

2. Adam Scott/Retief Goosen, win 2 up, over Fred Couples/David Toms. Ouch, Freddie just hit a great 8-footer for birdie that lipped out. Freddie must be thinking, How did I get paired 2 days in a row against these robots?

3. Two Texans Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank, win 2 up, over Immelman/Weir. Jack Nicklaus called this his best team, both picked up 2 points.

4. Funk/Cink and Singh/Clark, all square.

5. Lonard/O’Hern win, 3 up, over Love/Perry. Apparently, Love and Perry were 2-over par in best ball on the front 9, and 5 down for the match after the turn. Said Ernie Johnson: “That’s one pairing we won’t see again.” Amen.

6. Tiger and Jim Furyk win 3 up, over Appleby/Hensby. Meanwhile, Tiger’s got back spasms and has a person holding ice on his shoulder. He also has blonde highlights that make him look, well, like a tiger.


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