Americans on display in Atlanta


ATLANTA – The Presidents Cup was already going to be a “tough get” for Greg Norman, what with the International’s 1-5-1 record in the biennial matches, but if Sunday’s leaderboard at East Lake was any indication, the Cup won’t be heading outside the “Lower 48” any time soon.

The U.S. side had 10 of its 12 members at East Lake and the group was led by Phil Mickelson (first), Tiger Woods (second), Sean O’Hair (third), Kenny Perry (T-4), Steve Stricker (sixth), Jim Furyk (T-7) and Lucas Glover (T-10). That’s seven players in the top 10.

By contrast, the International side had six of 12 on hand at the finale with Ernie Els the only player among the top 10 (ninth). It all kind of makes that Adam Scott pick seem a little less silly.