Presidents Cup Preview: Match Play Records

Adam Scott at the 2011 Presidents Cup (Courtesy: Hone Morihana)

Adam Scott at the 2011 Presidents Cup (Courtesy: Hone Morihana)

The Presidents Cup kicks off this week from Muirfield Village in Columbus, Ohio and while it’s not as prestigious as the Ryder Cup, it still provides a lot of quality golf in a team setting, which we only get to see once a year. As always, the competition is between the Americans and the International squad, which is made up of the best players who aren’t from Europe.

Now, match play is a completely different style of play than the regular stroke play events in that it’s a true head-to-head battle. Below are the career records as professionals of each player in the event this week in three different categories:

  • WGC & Volvo: These are singles matches that have taken place in the WGC-Accenture Match Play and the European Tour’s Volvo World Match Play. The WGC results go back to the start of the event in 1999, while the Volvo results go back to the 1996 event. Note that Ernie Els won in both 1994 and 1995, but those events are not included as there is no reliable match data.
  • Ryder/Pres Singles: Results from the single matches only in both the Ryder and Presidents Cup.
  • Ryder/Pres Team: Results from the pairs matches at the Ryder and Presidents Cup.

After that, I’ve totalled up the results for an overall record. Also, I’ve given a brief tidbit about the player’s past form at Muirfield Village in the last category. We’ll start with the Americans and then move to the Internationals.

Golfer WGC & Volvo  Ryder/Pres Singles Ryder/Pres Team Total Muirfield
Tiger Woods 35-12 9-1-4 24-28-2 68-41-6 Five wins
Phil Mickelson 15-11 6-9-3 26-23-13 47-43-16 5 top-20’s
Brandt Snedeker 4-3 0-1 1-1 5-5 5 MC & 1 WD
Matt Kuchar 15-3 0-3 4-2-3 19-8-3 Won in ’13
Steve Stricker 15-11 3-4 11-11-1 26-26-1 Won in ’11
Hunter Mahan 17-6 2-2-1 9-5-2 28-13-2 4 top 20’s
Bill Haas 0-3 0-1 1-2-1 1-6-1 T4 in ’13
Keegan Bradley 1-2 0-1 3-0 4-3 T50 in ’13
Jason Dufner 0-1 1-0 2-1 3-2 Two MC’s
Zach Johnson 7-9 2-3 8-6-1 17-18-1 T2 in ’06
Jordan Spieth N/A N/A N/A N/A T63 in ’13
Webb Simpson 3-2 0-2 5-2 8-6 3 MC out of 5
Total 112-63 22-27-8 94-81-24 228-171-32 N/A
Golfer WGC & Volvo Ryder/Pres Singles Ryder/Pres Team Total Muirfield
Adam Scott 14-15 2-3 8-10-2 24-28-2 Two top-5’s
Charl Schwartzel 7-9 1-0 2-1-1 10-10-1 T8 in ’13
Ernie Els 27-18 3-4 14-12-2 44-34-2 Won in ’04
Angel Cabrera 14-15 2-0-1 2-6-2 18-21-3 2 MC out of 3
Graham DeLaet N/A N/A N/A N/A T21 in ’13
Richard Sterne 2-5 N/A N/A 2-5 T36 in ’09
H. Matsuyama N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Louis Oosthuizen 2-6 N/A N/A 2-6 MC in ’12
Jason Day 8-3 0-1 1-2-1 9-6-1 T27 in ’09
Branden Grace 5-3 N/A N/A 5-3 T25 in ’12
Marc Leishman N/A N/A N/A N/A T41 in ’13
Brendon de Jonge N/A N/A N/A N/A T12 in ’10
Total 79-74 8-8-1 27-31-8 114-113-9 N/A

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