Category Archives: Presidents Cup

Oct
12
2015

I definitely didn’t think I’d regret not staying up past my curfew last night to watch the Presidents Cup. I certainly didn’t think I’d miss anything but the standard U.S. routing or maybe the Internationals attempting a tepid comeback. I really didn’t think I’d  be saying what I’m about to say, especially since any little interest I had in the Presidents Cup completely disappeared after the only thing I considered that could be slightly intriguing did not happen — which was obviously Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, the worlds nos. 1 and 2, respectively, facing off in what would naturally be an intense battle filled with lots of thumbs-up and fist-pumps for Sunday singles.

Well, to be honest, I doubt I would been awake to watch, anyway, since I was playing in a tourney at NGLA this weekend (yes, very important with at least a few hundred in pro shop credit on the line) and had an early-ish tee time. #sorrynotsorry

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Oct
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

patrick reed george W bush

The above photo is probably the best picture we’ve seen all year. During the opening ceremonies at the Presidents Cup in South Korea, the American team was joined by President George W. Bush, who posed for plenty of photos.

The most memorable moment occurred when Patrick Reed and Bush raised an index finger to their mouths to recreate the infamous “shhhh” gesture that Reed made during last year’s Ryder Cup in his singles match against Henrik Stenson in Scotland. 

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Oct
2
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

You’ve got to have nothing but respect for Jim Furyk, who has played on every Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team since 1997. If you’ve ever spoken to Furyk about these biennial matches, it’s obvious that he truly cares about representing his country and enjoys the “team” aspect of these events.

Furyk was forced to withdraw from the last two FedEx Cup events due to a bone contusion on his wrist. He tried his best to rehabilitate the injury in time to compete in the Presidents Cup, but on Friday, he finally announced he would be unable to play. Instead, he’ll travel with the team as an assistant to captain Jay Haas.

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Aug
29
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Presidents Cup

 

Liberty National will host the 2017 Presidents Cup as part of a 25-year partnership with the PGA TOUR. The Jersey City course, which includes spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline, will also host up to 10 PGA TOUR tournaments over the next 25 years.

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Jun
4
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Presidents Cup

 

At this week’s Champions Tour event in Missouri, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem introduced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup, which will take place in New Songdo City, South Korea. Jay Haas was named captain of Team USA and Nick Price was named captain of the International Team. Former captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player joined the press conference as did International vice-captain K.J. Choi.

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Oct
7
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor
Pres Cup streaker in the police station at MV

Pres Cup streaker in the police station at MV

Kimberly Webster, now infamously known as the “Presidents Cup streaker, showed her patriotism when she stripped and streaked past Steve Stricker and Ernie Els on the 18th tee, while yelling, “Streaking for Stricker,” “Baba-booey,” “Team America,” “USA, USA,” and simply whatever came out of her mouth.

How did this idea all come about? Well, it started as a joke, of course. After all, wouldn’t it be funny and wouldn’t it add some excitement to the dreary, weather-delayed Presidents Cup if someone went streaking at Muirfield Village?

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Oct
7
2013
Things are better when Lindsey is around....

Things are better when Lindsey is around….

Before we wrap up this year’s edition of the Presidents Cup, let’s take a look at some of Sunday’s best moments, along with random yet interesting tidbits from behind the scenes.

First of all, let’s take a moment and give the organizers of the tournament a round of applause for getting the matches finished not only on Sunday, but *early*in the afternoon. Who would have thunk? *Golf claps*

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Oct
6
2013
F*** yeah, America!

F*** yeah, America! (Photo via JJ Tanabe)

Just when you thought this Presidents Cup couldn’t get any wackier with the wigs, pet squirrel mascots, weather delays, three matches in one day, The Fanatics, over-served fans — we can now add “streaker” to the list.

As Steve Stricker and Ernie Els stood on the 18th tee in their Sunday singles match, they had a close encounter with an eye-opening visitor, to say the least. The unidentified woman ran through security and up the stairs onto the tee box and then back down across the 18th fairway.

[*FYI: Some of the pictures are kind of NSFW after the jump.]

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Oct
6
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup
Tiger Woods

Lindsey Vonn congratulates her man (Photo via @ByJoeFleming)

Tiger Woods didn’t have his best game in Sunday’s single matches — and his back started acting up on no. 14 — but he had just enough left to close out Richard Sterne 1 up on the 18th hole and secure the winning point for the Americans for the third consecutive Presidents Cup.

“It feels good,” said Woods when asked how satisfying it was. “It was a team effort this whole week.  We really played well, and gave ourselves a really nice lead going into the singles, and it was a tough day, tough conditions, rain, wind.  It was tough all around.”

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