Team USA continued their domination of the Internationals at the Presidents Cup this week, winning 15.5-14.5 to improve their record in the event to 9-1-1 since its inception in 1994. While the end result wasn’t surprising, what was a bit of a shock was how much fun the week really was, despite the time difference that comes with playing an event in South Korea. I covered the best GIFs, Vines and tweets in this post here, but some extended thoughts on the event are below.
The 2015 Presidents Cup was a ton of fun, and a lot of that was because despite the time difference, Twitter was on fire. I’ll have some thoughts on the events in another post, but here are the best moments from the past four days:
Keep checking back for the best GIFs, Vines and Tweets from day one at the 2015 Presidents Cup.
The 2015 Presidents Cup is set to start tomorrow night from South Korea, where the United States will look to continue their dominance over the Internationals. Team USA holds an 8-1-1 record in this event since its inception back in 1994, but the International side appears to be getting stronger and even though they are very light on experience, they have a ton of power and should be able to provide a formidable challenge.
Below, I’ve listed the records for both singles and team match play for every player in the event, as well as an overall total for each team. Each player who has played in match play at least once can be clicked on to see expanded records and details.
UPDATE: Ron Sirak of Golf Digest has some inside details on the split, which you can read here.
Sports broadcasting is a funny thing. People who get paid to talk about sports are generally talking to an audience that really doesn’t need much in the way of guidance when watching the broadcast, and if you listen to any broadcaster who has been around for a considerable amount of time, one of the things they’ll tell you is that knowing when to stop talking is a very difficult thing to learn.
Think about that for a second. The job that you’re doing actually requires you to stop doing it in order to do it better, and with how golf is broadcasted these days thanks to advancements in technology like better graphics, added microphones and pro tracer, you could argue that the role of the golf broadcaster has been diminished on some level. One guy who has seemed to avoid that diminishment though is David Feherty, who has managed to entertain and educate viewers over the past nineteen years as an on course commentator for CBS, however, that relationship has apparently come to an end. According to the Sports Business Journal, Feherty and CBS have not been able to come to terms on a new contract for the former player turned broadcaster and will now be parting ways. If the report is true, that means no more Feherty at iconic venues like Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach or at the PGA Championship, and yes, that also means we won’t be hearing him at the Masters.
The 2015 Presidents Cup is less than two months away, with Team USA and the Internationals set to tee it up at Jack Nicklaus GC in Korea during the second week of October, and both teams are starting to take shape. Since the inception of this event in 1994, Team USA have dominated with a 9-1-1 record, taking their only loss back in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.
The two tables below show the current standings for Team USA and the Internationals with their ten qualified players and just like the posts I did for the Ryder Cup last year, clicking on each player will take you to a page with their complete match play record. From there, I’ll mention the next ten players who are on the outside looking in, give some quick thoughts on the current group, and I’ll make my captains picks, but unlike the Ryder Cup, captains Jay Haas and Nick Price will only be selecting two players for their captains picks and not three.
Have you ever gone on YouTube and realized that two hours later, you’re still watching Seve Ballesteros videos? What about Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, or instructional videos from Bobby Jones? You can get caught in an endless number of rabbit holes on YouTube, especially if you know where to look and so I figured that I could probably turn some of these videos into actual posts. We’ll keep it light, embed the videos and have some fun with screenshots, GIFs and commentary. If something has been bolded, you can click on it for more information.
Today, we’ll take a look at the first professional victory in the career of Tiger Woods, the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational at TPC Summerlin.