Oct
2
2013
Thursday’s four-ball pairings at the Presidents Cup: Inevitable American thrashing?
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

thursday's pairings

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to watching the power duo of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet play together and the South African pair of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, who also have two of the best swings in the game, along with the ballstriking clinic Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama will probably put on, but as a colleague summed it up, “Yeah, but who cares?”

This is an incredibly fun exhibition, but the Americans are more than likely going to pummel the International team, so it’s hard to get too pumped up. Hopefully once these matches actually get started, it’ll drum up a little more excitement, but I think the theme of the week is *fun.*

I’ve never seen the Americans more chill and acting like they’re playing in a relaxed money game with their buddies — oh wait, that’s what they’re essentially doing.

The marquee match on Thursday is Oosthuizen and Schwartzel vs. the dynamic duo of Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. Woot, woot. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar are so dialed in that I expect their match against Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman to be closed out before the 13th hole (no offense).

Woods and Kuchar played in a 12-hole practice round on Wednesday and they were nine-under. Yes, NINE-UNDER through 12 HOLES, six of which were alternate shot and the other six were better ball. I’m more intrigued with Friday’s foursome matches, especially with the way it appears Tiger and Kuchar are gelling.

Which match and/or match-ups are you most excited about?