Internationals play for Price's 'broken putter' award


INCHEON, South Korea – International captain Nick Price has leaned into plenty of history this week to motivate his team, including various pictures from the 1998 matches, the International side’s only victory in the event.

Price also continued a budding tradition he began two years ago at Muirfield Village when he took his first turn as captain.

Members of the International team played for the “broken putter” during this week’s practice rounds. The putter is framed and was used by Price during the 2003 matches when he famously snapped it over his knee after losing to Kenny Perry.

“This year it was a shared win in the spirit of the 2003 matches,” smiled Adam Scott in reference to the only tie in the event’s history.

The duo of Danny Lee and Marc Leishman tied with Charl Schwartzel and Sangmoon Bae in the “broken putter” match. Two years ago the award was won by the team of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, who went 2-1-1 as a team at Muirfield Village.

Price also showed footage from that singles match at the 2003 Presidents Cup to help motivate his team. “It’s hilarious, watching Nick try to hide that broken putter while they are shaking hands and it’s just kind of dangling there,” Scott laughed.