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Oct
2
2017

The 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup team has been hailed as perhaps the strongest and most perfect squad of players. Led by Captain Steve Stricker, the Americans dominated from the start to finish — which wasn’t exactly a huge surprise given the lopsided (and relatively short) history of these biennial matches, with the U.S. winning 10 of the 12 times its been staged.

There were fleeting moments that were thrilling because, well, two words: Match play. But it was pretty much over after Friday with the Americans . In fact, the Americans nearly clinched the Cup on Saturday, but Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim managed to fend off Charley Hoffmann and Kevin Chappell to win 1-up — it was the only full point clinched by the International Team during both sessions on Saturday.

Still. Sunday didn’t matter. Don’t take it from me — several American players voiced that in the boozy, extremely entertaining winning presser.

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Sep
30
2017

One thing we can always count on in golf: Awkward celebrations (with the exception of Beef).

The Internationals finally won their second full point in afternoon four-ball matches to keep the Americans from clinching the Cup…by a point. At the end of Day 3 at the Presidents Cup, the Americans lead the Internationals 14.5 to 3.5. Ouch.

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Sep
29
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

 

As an American, I have no shame to say that I’ve rooted for the International Team in just about every Presidents Cup since I started covering golf. WTF, that’s treasonous, you say? Well, the reason why is simple. With few exceptions, like two years ago in South Korea, the Americans have dominated the Internationals, and by the time the weekend rolls around, it’s a complete snooze-fest.

In 12 editions of this event, the Americans have won 10 and the Internationals have won once and tied another. I mean, if you want to talk about about exhibitions in golf — and there are quite a few — the Presidents Cup is the first to come to mind. It’s truly a shame.

But I would like to see the Internationals win because, well, this exhibition could really use that to add more interest. Look, the crowds at Liberty National have been great. We all love match play, but following Friday’s action with the Americans taking 4.5 out of the possible 5 points in four-balls, the overall standing after two days is: U.S. Team 8, International Team 2.

With eight points on the line in Saturday (the only day with two sets of matches), the Americans only need 7.5 points to retain the Cup. Yep, that’s right — hypothetically, this could literally be over on Saturday (even though it feels like it already is).

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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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Aug
25
2013
C'mon Aussie

C’mon Aussie

Adam Scott watched his birdie putt on 18 just slide past the hole and leaned over his long putter with a slightly disappointed smile, thinking he needed it for a chance to at least get into a playoff. He tapped in for his bogey-free, six-under 66, 11-under total, which at the time put him in a four-way tie at the top — but the leaders were just coming down the stretch, with a number of chances to make birdie and best Scott’s effort. 

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Aug
24
2013
Woodland and Kuchar teamed up to win the 2011 World Cup

Woodland and Kuchar teamed up to win the 2011 World Cup

It was a perfect day at Liberty National during the third round of The Barclays — but it was still a grind if you actually had to play in the breezy and tough conditions. Well, with the exception of Kevin Chappell, who posted nine-under 62, trumping the course record set by Keegan Bradley a day earlier. Chappell was even a bit surprised and bemused with with his impressive round. 

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Aug
24
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Here’s something you don’t see every day! – two holes-in-one in two consecutive groups. K.J. Choi, who was playing in the group right ahead of Greg Chalmers, aced the par-3 14th (arguably one of the best holes at Liberty National).

No big deal, though, says Chalmers, who then, a few minutes later, steps up and matches Choi’s effort. 

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Aug
23
2013
Tiger struggling

Tiger struggling

Due to Thursday’s weather delays, 63 players returned on Friday morning to finish the first round and then going on to play their second. The other half of the field that finished the first round Thursday and then teed off late on Friday will return on Saturday morning to complete their second rounds. Yeah, it’s a bit of a cluster, but good news is the weather was beautiful today and the forecast calls for nothing but more sunshine over the weekend.

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Aug
22
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
Woods

Woods in ’09

Another week on the PGA Tour, another weather delay courtesy of Mother Nature. The first round of The Barclays was a stop-and-go kind of day, with two weather delays totaling six hours at Liberty National.

Tiger Woods, who finished first in FedExCup points in the regular season, shot a solid four-under, bogey-free 67 on Thursday. Woods, who had to cut his pro-am short on Wednesday because of stiffness in his back and neck, said he felt “a bit stiff” following the second rain delay, but he would receive treatment tonight and be ready to go on Friday. 

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