Photos of the Week

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 12, 2009, 10:57 pm

Presidents Cup Team USA

THE GANG'S ALL HERE!: Members of the Team USA pose on stage with their wives and companions at the closing ceremonies after the USA defeated the Internationals 19.5 to 14.5 to win the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)
Greg Norman Kangaroo Presidents Cup

CAPTAIN'S KANGAROO: Greg Norman with his daughter Morgan-Leigh and son Gregory with 9-month-old baby kangaroo 'Putter' who came from Melbourne and visited the International team cabin at the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

Steve Willaims Jimmy Johnson Presidents Cup

LET'S PLAY TWO?: Caddies Steve Williams, (L) and Jimmy Johnson walk up a fairway during a practice round prior to the start of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)
Elin Woods Presidents Cup

THEY'RE WITH THE BAND: Elin Woods and Michael Jordan's companion Yvette Prieto (left) make their way to their seats during Opening Ceremony of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park.(Getty Images)

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SOMEBODY NEEDS A HUG: Sean O'Hair reacts after missing a putt at the 14th hole during the Day 2 fourball matches at the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

Jim Furyk Justin Leonard Presidents Cup

BASIC HUGGING 101: Jim Furyk struggles to properly hug his teammate Justin Leonard following their win during Saturday foursome matches at the Presidents Cup.(Getty Images)

Michael Jordan Bill Clinton Presidents Cup

A SMOTHERING DEFENSE?: Michael Jordan poses with Former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a practice for the Presidents Cup at Harding Park  (Getty Images)

Kenny Perry Anthony Kim Presidents Cup

A WARM KIM-BRACE: Kenny Perry and Anthony Kim in the 18th fairway during the Day 1 foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

Camilo Villegas Presidents Cup

SPIDEY SNUGGLE: Camilo Villegas of the International team waits with his companion Maria Ochoa during the Day 1 foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course. (Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson Fred Couples Presidents Cup

COUPLES RETREAT: USA Team captain Fred Couples, (R) walks alongside Phil Mickelson during a practice round prior to the start of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

Robert Allenby Vijay Singh Presidents CUp

LOVE TAPS: Vijay Singh and his partner Robert Allenby at the 15th hole during the Day 3 morning fousome matches. (Getty Images)

Barry Bonds Michael Jordan Presidents Cup

: Barry Bonds and Michael Jordan clown around on the practice ground during the Day 1 foursome matches. (Getty Images)

Steve Stricker Tiger Woods Presidents Cup

POWER COUPLE: Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods celebrate after Team USA defeated the Internationals 19.5 to 14.5 to win the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

Ernie Els Tim Clark Presidents Cup

ODD COUPLE. Ernie Els helps Tim Clark celebrate after Clark made a winning eagle putt Friday evening. (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods Presidents Cup pose

KING STRUT: Tiger Woods follows his second shot at the par-5 18th during the Saturday morning foursomes at the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

International team Presidents Cup

ernational Team captain Greg Norman walks to the stage with (R-L) Frank Nobilo, Robert Allenby, Angel Cabrera, Tim Clark and Ernie Els during the Opening Cermonies of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)


Lucas Glover Presidents Cup
JUST FOR KICKS: Lucas Glover looks on during the Opening Ceremony of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California. (Getty Images)

Anthony Kim Presidents Cup
HEAVYWEIGHT BELT: Anthony Kim sports a USA belt buckle during the second round fourball matches for the Presidents Cup (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods Ryo Ishikawa

SYNCHRONIZED SWINGING: Tiger Woods and Ryo Ishikawa wait on the first tee during the Day 1 foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

Willie Mays Presidents Cup

SAY HEY!: Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays and Juli Ogilvy, wife of Geoff Ogilvy, pose for a photo at the first tee during the second round fourball matches for the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

Ernie Els Presidents Cup
JUST BUST A MOVE: Ernie Els shuffles his feet to avoid the ball after his shot hit the lip of the bunker on the first hole during the Day 2 fourball matches of the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

Fred Couples Presidents Cup
DANCING MACHINE: U.S. captain Fred Couples gets down with his team – Stewart Cink, Hunter Mahan and Sean O'Hair – on the 18th green during the Sunday's singles matches at the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)


Elin Woods Presidents Cup

RED, WHITE AND YOU: Elin Woods (L to R), Nicki Stricker, Julie Barnett and Yvette Prieto on course during the Day 2 Fourball Matches of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)

Ryo Ishikawa Tiger Woods Presidents Cup

RYO BRAVO: Ryo Ishikawa celebrates a birdie putt on the 15th green as Tiger Woods looks on during the Saturday afternoon fourball matches. (Getty Images)
Sean O

PHIL-ING THE GLOVE: Sean O'Hair congratulates his partner after Phil Mickelson hit his second shot at the 16th hole close to the hole for a birdie against VIjay Singh and Tim Clark in Saturday fourball matches at the Presidents Cup, (Getty Images)

Camilo Villegas Vijay Singh
SINGH-PONG?: International team members Camilo Villegas, left, and Vijay Singh, right, play table tennis after their practice round for the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

Michael Jordan Angel Cabrera Presidents Cup

: Michael Jordan hugs Angel Cabrera during the Day 3 afternoon fourball matches. (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods Y. E. Yang Presidents Cup

: Tiger Woods and Y. E. Yang during the Sunday singles matches in the Presidents Cup at Harding Park. (Getty Images)


Manuel De Los Santos Alfred Dunhill Links

A LEG UP: Manuel De Los Santos, 25, of the Dominican Republic during a practice round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course. Santos, who plays to a 3 handicap, lost his limb in a car accident when he was 18 years old. (Getty Images)
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Watch: Bubba casually hits flop shot over caddie's head

By Grill Room TeamMarch 22, 2018, 9:20 pm

We've seen this go wrong. Really wrong.

But when your end-of-year bonus is a couple of brand new vehicles, you're expected to go above and beyond every now and then.

One of those times came early Thursday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, where Bubba Watson’s caddie Ted Scott let his boss hit a flop shot over his head.

It wasn’t quite Phil Mickelson over Dave Pelz, but the again, nothing is.

And the unique warm-up session paid off, as Watson went on to defeat Marc Leishman 3 and 2 to move to 2-0-0 in group play.

Hey, whatever works.

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Spieth explains why he won't play in a 'dome'

By Rex HoggardMarch 22, 2018, 9:01 pm

AUSTIN, Texas – No one at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was as excited about Thursday’s forecast as Jordan Spieth.

Winds blew across Austin Country Club to 20 mph, which is typical for this time of year in Texas, and Spieth put in a typical performance, beating HaoTong Li, 4 and 2, to remain undefeated entering the final day of pool play.

The windy conditions were exactly what Spieth, who never trailed in his match, wanted. In fact, demanding conditions factor into how he sets his schedule.

“I have, and will continue to schedule tournaments away from a dome, because it's just unusual for me. I like having the feel aspect,” said Spieth, who attended the University of Texas and played Austin Country Club in college. “Places with no wind, where it's just driving range shots, it's just never been something I've been used to. So I don't really know what to do on them.”

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Spieth used the CareerBuilder Challenge as an example. The Coachella Valley event rarely has windy conditions, and as a result he’s never played the tournament.

“I played in a dome in Phoenix, and I didn't strike the ball well there. Actually I've had quite a few this year, where we didn't have very windy conditions,” said Spieth, who will face Patrick Reed in his final pool play match on Friday. “I don't go to Palm Springs, never have, because of that. Look at where you can take weeks off and if they match up with places that potentially aren't the best for me, then it works out.”

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Curry jokes about Romo's 77: 'Got him by a stroke'

By Grill Room TeamMarch 22, 2018, 8:40 pm

This just in ... professional athletes are competitive. Even when they're playing their secondary sport.

Playing in the Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption Thursday, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo started hot with an even-par 36 on his opening nine holes, but faded down the stretch to open with a 5-over 77.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Ron Kroichick, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry couldn't help but crack a smile when informed of the score, saying, "I got him by a stroke."

Curry was referencing his brief foray into pro golf last August, when he shot back-to-back 4-over 74s at the's Ellie Mae Classic.

So just in case Romo needed another reason to go low tomorrow when he tees off at 1 p.m. in the second round, he's got one.

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Group standings at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 22, 2018, 7:20 pm

Here are the group standings for pool play at the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas. The player with the most points in each pool advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 in Austin, Texas. Click here for scoring and click here for the bracket.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
(1) D. Johnson: 0-2-0 (2) J. Thomas: 1-0-0 (3) J. Rahm: 0-1-1 (4) J. Spieth: 2-0-0
(32) K. Kisner: 0-0-1 (21) F. Molinari: 1-0-0 (28) K. Aphibarnrat: 2-0-0 (19) P. Reed: 2-0-0
(38) A. Hadwin: 1-0-1
(48) P. Kizzire: 0-1-0 (43) C. Reavie: 1-1-0 (34) H. Li: 0-2-0
(52) B. Wiesberger: 1-0-0
(60) L. List: 0-1-0 (63) K. Bradley: 0-1-1 (49) C. Schwartzel: 0-2-0
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
(5) H. Matsuyama: 1-0-0 (6) R. McIlroy: 1-1-0 (7) S. Garcia: 1-0-0 (8) J. Day: 1-0-0
(30) P. Cantlay: 0-1-0
(18) B. Harman: 0-0-1 (20) X. Schauffele: 1-0-0 (25) L. Oosthuizen: 1-0-0
(46) C. Smith: 1-0-0 (44) J. Vegas: 0-1-1 (41) D. Frittelli: 0-1-0 (42) J. Dufner: 0-1-0
(53) Y. Miyazato: 0-1-0 (51) P. Uihlein: 1-0-0 (62) S. Sharma: 0-1-0 (56) J. Hahn: 0-1-0
Group 9 Group 10 Group 11 Group 12
(9) T. Fleetwood: 1-1-0 (10) P. Casey: 2-0-0 (11) M. Leishman: 0-2-0 (12) T. Hatton: 1-0-0
(26) D. Berger: 0-2-0 (31) M. Fitzpatrick: 0-1-0 (23) B. Grace: 1-1-0 (22) C. Hoffman: 0-1-0
(33) K. Chappell: 1-1-0 (45) K. Stanley: 1-1-0 (35) B. Watson: 2-0-0 (36) B. Steele: 1-0-0
(58) I. Poulter: 2-0-0 (51) R. Henley: 0-1-0 (64) J. Suri: 1-1-0 (55) A. Levy: 0-1-0
Group 13 Group 14 Group 15 Group 16
(13) A. Noren: 2-0-0 (14) P. Mickelson: 1-1-0 (15) P. Perez: 0-0-1 (16) M. Kuchar: 1-0-1
(29) T. Finau: 2-0-0 (17) R. Cabrera Bello: 1-1-0 (24) G. Woodland: 0-0-1 (27) R. Fisher: 1-1-0
(39) T. Pieters: 0-2-0 (40) S. Kodaira: 0-2-0 (37) W. Simpson: 0-0-1 (47) Y. Ikeda: 1-1-0
(61) K. Na: 0-2-0 (59) C. Howell III: 2-0-0 (50) S.W. Kim: 0-0-1 (54) Z. Johnson: 0-1-1