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Woods likes chemistry of U.S. Prez Cup squad

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Tiger Woods shot 9-under 279 for a two-stroke win over Andres Romero and Rory Sabbatini. (Getty Images)  - 

DUBLIN, Ohio – It’s difficult not to like the chemistry of a team that owns a 7-1-1 all-time Presidents Cup record, but Tiger Woods believes this year’s United States squad has bonded as well as any of them.

“We've got a lot of players who have been on these teams before,” he said Tuesday. “Jordan [Spieth] is the only rookie on here. Everyone has played on teams prior to this, whether Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and that certainly helps.

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Woods added that he likes the mix of veterans and young players – and that seems to show in the team room.

“Some of us have been on the team for a very long time. Phil [Mickelson] has been on here for, what, 20 years now or something like that, 19, 20 years. I'm not too far behind him. We've got some older players with Stricks [Steve Stricker] on here, and with Jordan and the youth. It's a great balance. I think it's fun because a lot of the guys, it's a good group of guys. We all take a pretty good ribbing, and it's constant.”