Come on feel the noise


SAN FRANCISCO – When Phil Mickelson rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt at the 13th hole to square his foursomes match Thursday, fans began chanting 'USA . . . USA . . . USA.'

Nothing odd about that in team matches like the Presidents Cup, right? Well, it is here. Following the match all day, it is the first USA chant I've heard since the first tee. These matches aren't nearly as rollicking with spirit as the Ryder Cup was at Valhalla last year. It isn't even close. Actually, they aren't even as rowdy as the Solheim Cup was this summer.