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Robert Allenby (2-2-1)
Robert Allenby

Missed a short putt early and late during dispiriting lopsided Sunday loss to Anthony Kim. The Internationals really needed its blue colors up early and Allenby didn’t oblige.

Angel Cabrera (1-3-0)
Angel Cabrera

Two-time major champion didn’t show up until it was too late. One of the biggest disappointments this week, Cabrera won his first point long after the Presidents Cup outcome was decided.

Tim Clark (2-2-1)
Tim Clark

Clark made six birdies in his 4-and-3 victory against Zach Johnson. His losses came in matches involving Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Phil Mickelson. He hit some great shots all week, including his eagle at the 18th that won a Day 2 fourball match.

Ernie Els (3-2-0)
Ernie Els

The Big Easy was a good partner this week, but his blowout singles loss to Sean O’Hair hurt. He couldn’t get the Internationals momentum they needed Sunday in those early matches.

Retief Goosen (0-3-1)
Retief Goosen

Bad week for the veteran, who has been a Presidents Cup stalwart in the past. The first time in his four Presidents Cup appearances he hasn’t won at least two points.

Ryo Ishikawa (3-2-0)
Ryo Ishikawa

For an 18-year-old rookie, Ishikawa impressed fellow pros with his game. His only losses were against the Woods/Stricker team.

Geoff Ogilvy (2-2-0)
Geoff Ogilvy

Two-time Accenture Match Play champion didn’t have his best stuff this week but cooled off Stricker, 2 and 1, in singles. Still, Ogilvy’s a guy from which much was expected.

Adam Scott (1-4-0)
Adam Scott

Questionable captain’s pick didn’t do anything to justify Greg Norman selecting him. Makes you wonder how much better Rory Sabbatini or Jeev Milkha Singh could have done.

Vijay Singh (2-0-3)
Vijay Singh

Classy move conceding a halve to Lucas Glover in singles. Singh didn’t lose a match all week and was his team’s leading point winner.

Camilo Villegas (0-4-0)
Camilo Villegas

A major disappointment who didn’t deliver a single point, Villegas takes some bruises away from his first international team pro event.

Mike Weir (2-2-1)
Mike Weir

Terrific 3-wood at the 18th that clinched a Friday fourball match may have been the shot of the week. Teamed with Clark to push Woods/Stricker 18 holes.

Y.E. Yang (2-2-1)
Y.E. Yang

PGA Championship winner was pummeled by too much Tiger this week, including a Sunday singles thrashing. But a respectable rookie showing anyway.

Greg Norman (captain)
Greg Norman

Norman was a positive force for his team all week, a strong presence reading greens, passing on information and lifting spirits. He improved the Internationals lousy foursomes record and was a dynamic leader, but his grade suffers based on his making the slumping Adam Scott a captain's pick. Scott didn't deliver, and the important choice looms as Norman's only bad move.


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