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Sports Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger returns to open singles with title on the line

11:59  14 december  2019
11:59  14 december  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Tiger Woods score: Stumbles early, late in Round 1 at Hero World Challenge leave him way back of lead

  Tiger Woods score: Stumbles early, late in Round 1 at Hero World Challenge leave him way back of lead Big Cat went out in 38 on Wednesday in the Bahamas, but it got a lot better from thereFront nine (2-over 38): Woods didn't make a par on a par 5 on the front nine on Wednesday. Two bogeys and a birdie on the par 5s plus one other bogey left him 2 over on that side and scuffling with Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau near the bottom of the board. I don't know if that was what I expected, but I wasn't necessarily surprised. Woods has a lot going on right now and didn't open this tournament very well last year when he only shot one of his four rounds in the 60s.

Captain Tiger Woods will kick off the United States’ bid for an eighth successive win in the Presidents Cup when he combines with Justin Thomas in the opening match of the fourballs at Royal Melbourne on Thursday. Woods gave Dustin Johnson, who is on the comeback trail from a knee injury, a vote

The 2019 Presidents Cup will be held on December 9-15, 2019 , when it returns to the prestigious The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. The return to Victoria, Australia, will mark the third time in the biennial event’s 25-year history the Presidents Cup has been to Melbourne.

Tiger Woods wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: USA captain Tiger Woods© Getty Images USA captain Tiger Woods

United States captain Tiger Woods will attempt to lead from the front after putting himself out first for Sunday's singles as the seven-time defending champions fight to retain their Presidents Cup crown against the Internationals.

The USA head into the final day trailing the Internationals 10-8 following a dramatic ending to Saturday's action at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Playing captain Woods kept himself out of both the morning four-ball and the afternoon foursomes as Ernie Els' International team preserved their lead, despite a USA rally.

But with the USA - who threatened to sweep the foursomes before the Internationals stormed back - eyeing an eighth straight title, Woods will open the singles against Abraham Ancer in Melbourne.

Couples expects captain Woods to play 3 sessions at Royal Melbourne

  Couples expects captain Woods to play 3 sessions at Royal Melbourne United States vice captain Fred Couples will be busier than normal throughout the week at Royal Melbourne as he expects his boss, Tiger Woods, to play three sessions of the Presidents Cup. "I think he'll play three times," Couples said during his Wednesday press conference. "He wants to be a captain. I mean, it wasn't (even) a month ago (when) we were all teasing him, telling him we wanted him to be a playing captain. But he still wants to"I think he'll play three times," Couples said during his Wednesday press conference. "He wants to be a captain. I mean, it wasn't (even) a month ago (when) we were all teasing him, telling him we wanted him to be a playing captain. ... But he still wants to captain this team.

Tiger Woods played a practice shot on Tuesday at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, host of the 2019 Presidents Cup . Balancing on his left leg, Luke hit a wedge shot that landed on the improvised green as Woods watched intently, leaning on the prosthetic leg as if it were his putter.

Presidents Cup and PGA TOUR officials today announced Ernie Els and Tiger Woods as captains of The 2019 Presidents Cup will be held December 9-15, 2019 , when it returns to the prestigious There are 12 Singles matches involving all players on the final Sunday. All matches are worth one

Woods has the chance to set the record for most matches won at the Presidents Cup, after the 15-time major champion tied Phil Mickelson with his 26th victory on Friday.

Controversial American Patrick Reed will face C.T. Pan in the third match, but without caddie Kessler Karain - who has been banned following a fan altercation on Saturday.

Australian Marc Leishman will be the final International to tee off after being drawn against Rickie Fowler as the challengers target a first Presidents Cup triumph since 1998.

Tiger dominates to claim 1st point for United States

  Tiger dominates to claim 1st point for United States Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas defeated Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann by a score of 4 and 3 to earn the United States its first point of the Presidents Cup. Woods put himself and Thomas in the first match and quickly set the tone. Tiger cozied a chip next to the cup on the first hole to take the lead and the American duo never looked back. Captain Woods added five more birdies to his pairing's scorecard to make quick work of the International competition.Afterward, Thomas was asked what worked well between the two. "Tiger was," he said.

St. Xavier graduate Justin Thomas has always been drawn to team competition in golf. It makes him an ideal fit on captain Tiger Woods' Presidents Cup Was a comeback unlikely? Absolutely, especially seeing as the U.S. players were having a grim time getting a handle on the tight course with plenty of

Here are four thoughts on the opening day of the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne: Thursday Four-Ball Results In all, Tiger tallied five birdies in fifteen holes registering the first point of the Presidents Cup in a 4 and 3 U.S. victory. The Woods/Thomas pairing is one you can expect to see a lot of this

Leishman has confidence and momentum after he and Ancer sensationally rallied from 5down through 10 holes to halve their match against Fowler and Justin Thomas in Saturday's foursomes.

Sunday's singles matches (Internationals v the USA)

Abraham Ancer v Tiger Woods

Hideki Matsuyama v Tony Finau

C.T. Pan v Patrick Reed

Li Haotong v Dustin Johnson

Adam Hadwin v Bryson DeChambeau

Im Sung-jae v Gary Woodland

Joaquin v Niemann v Patrick Cantlay

Adam Scott v Xander Schauffele

Byeong Hun An v Webb Simpson

Cameron Smith v Justin Thomas

Louis Oosthuizen v Matt Kuchar

Marc Leishman v Rickie Fowler

Couples: Physical concerns forced Tiger to sit Saturday at Presidents Cup .
After playing brilliantly in the opening two rounds at the Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods sat out all of Saturday with his team trailing. The move shocked fans, as well as Woods' vice captains. They knew he would not play the morning session but were stunned to learn he was taking the entire day off because of physical concerns. "At about 10 o'clock, Tiger said, 'Guys, my body's not going to let me go. I'm not going to play this afternoon,'" FredThe move shocked fans, as well as Woods' vice captains. They knew he would not play the morning session but were stunned to learn he was taking the entire day off because of physical concerns.

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