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Presidents Cup report cards: International team

International Presidents Cup team
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Angel Cabrera (2-2-0)

Grade C+

The lowdown: It felt like Nick Price couldn’t quite figure out the right partner for Cabrera, who played two matches with Marc Leishman and one with Branden Grace. Gotta wonder if the 44-year-old will find his way back on to another team.

Jason Day (3-1-1)

Jason Day
Grade A

The lowdown: A rare bright spot for Nick Price’s side. The Australian paired well with Graham DeLaet in both team formats and rolled over Brandt Snedeker in the singles session.

Brendon de Jonge (2-3-0)

de Jonge
Grade B-

The lowdown: He got to show the world on a big stage that his swing may be a tad different, but he’s a hell of a ball striker. De Jonge carried Els early in their partnership and was the Internationals’ MVP halfway through this event. The stage didn’t intimidate.

Graham Delaet (3-1-1)

Grade A

The lowdown: He smiled, he fist pumped, he chipped in twice on the 18th hole on Sunday and he gave the International side a reason to be optimistic when the matches are played again in 2015. If you haven’t heard of the Canadian, you will soon.

Ernie Els (3-2-0)

Ernie Els
Grade B

The lowdown: The Big Easy was streaky on the greens and dropped two pivotal team matches when the International side needed a spark, but he still ended the week with a winning record and doesn’t appear ready to transition to the captain’s role just yet.

Branden Grace (0-4-0)

Grade F

The lowdown: Tough week for the South African. Got mowed down in every one of his matches. This failing grade can’t hurt any more than the spanking Zach Johnson gave him on Sunday to the tune of 4 and 2.

Marc Leishman (2-2-0)

Marc Leishman
Grade B-

The lowdown: He was no “Carlton” to Matt Kuchar in Sunday singles. Leishman took down Kuchar, 1 up, in singles to earn his good marks. That 15-foot par save at the last was clutch to halve the hole and win the match.

Hideki Matsuyama (1-3-1)

Grade C

The lowdown: Played well in his first Presidents Cup paired with Adam Scott, but the International side needed more from this tandem than 1 ½ points and he was blitzed by Hunter Mahan in the opening singles match.

Louis Oosthuizen (1-3-1)

Grade C

The lowdown: He maintained he was 100 percent healthy after being sidelined by injuries throughout the summer, but Oosthuizen never appeared like his rhythm was there. A foursomes loss on Sunday morning – after holding a 3 up advantage – was a killer.

Charl Schwartzel (2-3-0)

Grade C+

The lowdown: The record isn’t terrible, but the past Masters champion never looked comfortable, even pairing with buddy Louis Oosthuizen. A singles win over fiery Keegan Bradley, though, could have been big if some other matches went his team’s way.

Adam Scott (2-2-1)

Adam Scott
Grade B

The lowdown: The Aussie delivered 2 ½ points while guiding young Hideki Matsuyama around his first Presidents Cup as his foursome and fourball partner. Scott briefly gave the Americans pause delivering a singles victory against Bill Haas early to keep his team’s hopes alive.

Richard Sterne (0-4-0)

Grade D-

The lowdown: One of two rookies without a point for the International side, the only thing keeping Sterne from flunking his debut was a stingy performance against Woods in singles. In the end, though, even “stingy” wasn’t quite good enough.

Nick Price, Captain

Nick Price
Grade B

The lowdown: There were no egregiously bad moves. He formed strong partnerships, frontloaded his singles lineup when his team was trailing and his players genuinely liked him. Sometimes as a captain, that's all you can do.