Report cards: 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup team

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Daniel Berger (2-1-0)

Daniel Berger
Grade B+

Skinny: Berger suffered what turned out to be a rare American loss in foursomes, but he came out firing in his second match while exuding confidence throughout. The rookie also notched the winning point on Sunday.


Kevin Chappell (1-1-1)

Kevin Chappell
Grade B

Skinny: It was a strong but unspectacular debut for Chappell, who had two shots at the decisive point but came up empty both times. His best effort may have come Friday alongside Charley Hoffman in a fourballs rout.


Rickie Fowler (3-0-1)

Rickie Fowler
Grade A

Skinny: Fowler played in the first match Thursday and the last match Sunday and won both by the same 6-and-4 margin. In between, he was an emotional spark plug and one of four Americans to go undefeated.


Charley Hoffman (1-2-0)

Charley Hoffman
Grade C+

Skinny: Hoffman had one of the best celebrations of the week, but it came on a hole he ultimately halved in a match he and Chappell ended up losing. The 40-year-old rookie was the only American to finish the week below .500.


Dustin Johnson (4-0-1)

Dustin Johnson
Grade A+

Skinny: When the world No. 1 goes undefeated and leads the team in total points, he deserves top marks. Johnson quietly went about his business while other players stole the spotlight, but a singles’ draw with Branden Grace was the only thing keeping him from a 5-0 sweep.


Kevin Kisner (2-0-2)

Kevin Kisner
Grade A

Skinny: Kisner flourished in his rookie appearance alongside Phil Mickelson, going undefeated in team competition. From witty banter to the “Three Amigos” dance, it was a week to remember.


Brooks Koepka (2-2-0)

Brooks Koepka
Grade B

Skinny: Koepka won twice alongside the world No. 1, but he was one of only two Americans with two losses on his record. That included a singles loss to Adam Scott during which he lost five of the final seven holes.


Matt Kuchar (2-1-0)

Matt Kuchar
Grade B

Skinny: Kuchar had a predictably solid week, although he may have saved his best stuff for the interview room Sunday night. Two wins alongside Johnson combined with another Sunday loss as Kuchar dropped to 1-7-0 in team singles play.


Phil Mickelson (3-0-1)

Phil Mickelson
Grade A

Skinny: For the second straight Presidents Cup, Mickelson shattered expectations as a captain’s pick. Lefty took Kisner under his wing and fittingly was the last American left on the course Sunday. Now 8-1-3 in team play since 2015.


Patrick Reed (3-1-1)

Patrick Reed
Grade A

Skinny: Reed was once again back in his element, riling up the home crowds and teaming with Jordan Spieth in one of the strongest pairings of the week. His singles loss to Louis Oosthuizen went the distance, but it did little to diminish a strong performance.


Jordan Spieth (3-1-1)

Jordan Spieth
Grade A

Skinny: Spieth was clinical alongside Reed and continues to take on more of a leadership role in team competitions. His 0-5-0 lifetime singles record in cup play may be cause for concern, but his final match ended long after this one was decided.


Justin Thomas (3-1-1)

Justin Thomas
Grade A

Skinny: It’s hard to believe Thomas was a rookie, and he certainly didn’t play like one as he moved from one animated hole-out to the next. He couldn’t keep pace with Hideki Matsuyama in singles but looks like an American stalwart for years to come.


Steve Stricker, Captain

Steve Stricker
Grade A+

Skinny: In his first stint as captain, everything he touched turned to gold. Stricker leaned on his heavyweight pairings and seamlessly integrated a six-pack of rookies. A straightforward approach led to one of the biggest blowouts in event history.