United States Report Card

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Stewart Cink (1-3-1)
Stewart Cink

Singles victory salvaged an otherwise pedestrian week, although in 50-Cink’s defense he pulled perhaps the U.S. side’s toughest assignments.

Jim Furyk (2-2-1)
Jim Furyk

Sunday loss to Angel Cabrera marred a stellar singles record (4-2), but the American staple did pull Justin Leonard out of the doldrums.

Lucas Glover (0-3-1)
Lucas Glover

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.

Zach Johnson (2-3-0)
Zach Johnson

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.

Anthony Kim (3-1-0)
Anthony Kim

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.

Justin Leonard (2-1-2)
Justin Leonard

Record is better than line would indicate, but American veteran seemed slightly off all week.

Hunter Mahan (2-1-1)
Hunter Mahan

Salvaged spotty week by putting American flag on the board early Sunday against Camilo Villegas.

Phil Mickelson (4-0-1)
Phil Mickelson

April can’t get here fast enough for Lefty, who has found comfort in his new putting stroke and a fire for fall golf.

Sean O'Hair (2-2-1)
Sean O

Despite a curious concept among American insiders, there is no “help wanted” sign on the cup rookie’s back and his play proved that.

Kenny Perry (1-3-0)
Kenny Perry

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.

Steve Stricker (4-1-0)
Steve Stricker

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.

Tiger Woods (5-0-0)
Tiger Woods

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.

Fred Couples (captain)
Fred Couples

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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