Singles victory salvaged an otherwise pedestrian week, although in 50-Cink’s defense he pulled perhaps the U.S. side’s toughest assignments.
Sunday loss to Angel Cabrera marred a stellar singles record (4-2), but the American staple did pull Justin Leonard out of the doldrums.
No way to sugarcoat it, the U.S. Open champion never found any rhythm on Harding Park’s greens and will stew over his record until his next team chance.
Ran into International “bulldog” Tim Clark in the finals, dropping his singles match despite a 3-3-3-3-2-2 finish, but otherwise a solid week.
Spent much of the week riding atop the shoulders of Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, but is quickly becoming an American Sunday special following 5-and-3 drumming of Robert Allenby.
Record is better than line would indicate, but American veteran seemed slightly off all week.
Salvaged spotty week by putting American flag on the board early Sunday against Camilo Villegas.
April can’t get here fast enough for Lefty, who has found comfort in his new putting stroke and a fire for fall golf.
Despite a curious concept among American insiders, there is no “help wanted” sign on the cup rookie’s back and his play proved that.
Twice a victim of the Asian Express of Y.E. Yang and Ryo Ishikawa, not to mention the Japanese teen’s Sunday stunner, KP was missing that Valhalla spark.
Paul Goydos says Tiger Woods is the most under-rated player in golf; Stricker’s Presidents Cup putting clinic makes him the clear second on that list.
Pairing with Stricker exceeded any realistic expectations and “Yang: The Rematch” proves you only rent confidence vs. the world No. 1, you never buy it.
Although it seems obvious now, the Woods-Stricker pairing was a game-changer and having Michael Jordan in the team room made a relaxed event even more laidback.
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