Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger makes six birdies, provides lone bright spot on disappointing Day 1 for Americans
Tiger Woods turned in a terrific performance to secure the first point of the Presidents Cup for the Americans.Tiger Woods birdied his first two holes of the day. Tone, set. He birdied his last two holes of the day. Point, secured.
It paid dividends with the Internationals in front after the opening day for the first time since 2005 . Third pairing Adam Scott, who like Woods is in his ninth Presidents Cup , and South Korean teammate An Byeong-hun beat Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau 2 and 1 and were never threatened after
KU lands 1 st 5-star recruit since NOA from NCAA. Suddenly, finally, the Presidents Cup doesn't need a special match to be compelling. The Americans still have the lead , though the Presidents Cup has been so lopsided since 2005 that it almost feels like an International lead .
The Internationals lead the Americans 4-1 after Day 1 of the Presidents Cup to hold their first advantage after a session in the team competition since 2005.
The best players for Ernie Els' side showed up Thursday. With the help from their rookie partners,, , and all earned a full point for the Internationals. Oosthuizen and stunned and with a 4-and-3 victory.
Woods, Thomas lead late USA charge to split Day 2 at Presidents Cup
Woods, Thomas lead late USA charge to split Day 2 at Presidents CupThe Internationals hold a 6.5-3.5 advantage after the second session at Royal Melbourne. However, momentum has swung in the event as the United States flipped multiple matches late in the day.
Golf News: A Presidents Cup rivalry all but buried by decades of American dominance flickered back to life at Royal Melbourne on Thursday, as the Ernie Els' rookie-laden outfit played fearlessly on a gusty day at the sandbelt course as the Internationals secured a day one lead for the first time at the
Presidents Cup Day 1 : U.S. can't hold Tiger Woods' early lead . The Presidents Cup is underway at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, and after one day, it’s clear this won’t be a total U.S. blowout at least, not immediately. This is the International team’s first opening-day lead since 2005
and were the only winning pairing for the United States. Captain Woods played the best of all the Americans, making six birdies in 15 holes to secure his team a point.
Here's the scoreboard from Day 1:
*Winning pair in bold
and were tied with Matsuyama and C.T. Pan with two holes to play. However, Matsuyama drilled a clutch birdie on No. 17, which ultimately sealed the lopsided Day 1 lead.
The format switches to foursomes (alternate shot) for Friday's session.
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Els: Presidents Cup needs 'to be away from the PGA Tour' to improve .
Before the book closed on a remarkable 2019 Presidents Cup, International captain Ernie Els let off some steam about the PGA Tour-run event, saying the group that organizes it is also the one holding it back. "I know (the Presidents Cup is) a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, OK, but to really be able to do what you need to do, you need to be almost a separate - you need to be away from the PGA Tour," Els said when asked if he'd make any other"I know (the Presidents Cup is) a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, OK, but to really be able to do what you need to do, you need to be almost a separate - you need to be away from the PGA Tour," Els said when asked if he'd make any other adjustments should he return as captain in 2021.