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Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Lindsey Vonn and former President George W. Bush on the first tee

Well, so much for that fast start the International team needed in Thursday’s four-ball matches! When play was suspended at 2:38pm due to inclement weather in the area, the Americans were up in five matches and all square in one of them. Not surprising.

I know THERE’S A LOT OF GOLF LEFT, but the Internationals have fared decently in the four-ball format in past Presidents Cups, while they’ve struggled tremendously in the foursomes (alternate shot). 

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Patrick Cantlay and Chris Williams: We're getting whooped so bad in this foursomes match

First of all, my thoughts are with the individuals and families who lost loved ones in 9/11 ten years ago. I wasn’t living in NYC then — it was one of my first few weeks as a freshman at Yale, just up the road — but as a resident for the last six years, I’m proud of the city I now call home.

Anyway, the US Walker Cup team received a letter from President George W. Bush on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Bush’s great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, played a major role in establishing the amateur competition and donated the cup that bears his name. Via the AP:

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