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Here are the top 10 stories from the President’s Cup – #1 is my Favorite!

Here are the top 10 stories from the President’s Cup – #1 is my Favorite!

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To get you in the mood for the upcoming President’s Cup this week, here are the Top 10 moments throughout the history of this biennial event!  

My personal most exciting moment was watching Tiger Woods go head to head with Ernie Els at Fancourt Golf Links in South Africa.  After the light had run out without a result, the match was declared a tie for the very first time!

Thanks to for these interesting stories to set the tone for the rest of the week!


Here are the top 10 stories from the President's Cup - #1 is my Favorite!

Photo: The Presidents Cup.

The Presidents Cup trophy awaits the 2015 champions.

Here are the top 10 stories from the President’s Cup – #1 is my Favorite!


Mike Weir, at No. 20 in the standings, was a captain’s pick for the 2007 Presidents Cup in Canada. Even though the Americans had a huge lead at Royal Montreal going into Sunday, the Canadian faced Tiger Woods with a nation watching. Weir made a birdie to square the match on the 17th. On the final hole, Woods’ tee shot failed to clear the water on the left. It splashed down right in front of a pair of fans holding a Maple Leaf flag. The Americans won the cup. Weir won a match that felt almost as big.


For the longest time, Fred Couples was the American face of the Ryder Cup. He secured victory in 1996 with a 35-foot birdie putt and a celebration that was vintage Freddie. As he raced off the green, he grabbed a hat off the head of a caddie and threw it in the air, and then butchered a high-five with Davis Love III. Nine years later, Couples made a critical putt to beat Vijay Singh, dropping his putter and walking away. As a captain, he went 3-0.


The Presidents Cup was held in Virginia the first two times, and the International team demanded a home game. So it went to Royal Melbourne in 1998, and the Americans were so stacked that International captain Peter Thomson introduced them as the ”greatest collection of golfers in the world.” Just not that week. The event was so lopsided that Nick Price secured the winning point by beating David Duval before breakfast had stopped being served. The final score was 20 1/2-11 1/2.


Woody Austin tried to play a shot from the bank of a lake on the 14th hole at Royal Montreal in 2007 when he lost his balance, stumbled backward and fell face-first into the water. The one-liners were endless. The fans called out ”Marco” and ”Polo” the rest of his match. U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus put him in the lineup the next day and announced him as ”Jacques Cousteau.” Austin played along and showed up Sunday wearing snorkeling gear.

To see the other 5 top President’s Cup moments, go here!

Source:  AP News

Pictures: The Presidents Cup

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