Presidents Cup Heads North of the Border

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2005 PresidentPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The United States will head north of the border and into Canada - Montreal precisely - to defend it's title at the Presidents Cup Sept. 27th at the The Royal Montreal Golf Club.
 
This will be the seventh editon of the biennial event and once again both teams will be captained by Jack Nicklaus for the American side and Gary Player for the International side.
 
The International squad can boast of four??? players sitting inside the top-10 of the world rankings, while the Americans have only three ranked in the top-10. Although it is the U.S. side that holds down the world's top-3 spots in Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson.
 
The 10 players that automaticlally qualified for the International team are, in order, Vijay Singh Ernie ElsAdam Scott K.J. ChoiRetief GoosenGeoff Ogilvy Rory Sabbatini Angel Cabrera and Trevor Immelman. The two players making the team as captians picks are Mike Weir and Andres Romero.
 
The U.S. team consists of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk,
 

 

When the two teams last met in 2005 at the Robert Trent Jones GC in Virginia, the U.S. defeated the International squad 18 1/2 to 15 1/2. Tied going into the final day of play, the Americans dominated the singles format, winning seven of the 12 matches and halving another.
 
The U.S. has lost only one match in the series, that coming at Royal Melbourne in Australia back in 1998, in what turned out to be the most lopsided match in the series' history - a 20 1/2 to 11 1/2 International victory.
 

 

 
-where the United States has never lost in three home games.
-although the passion it creates is not as intense as the Ryder Cup, you could easily make the case that the players on both rosters surpass that
 
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