2011 Presidents Cup Standings
November 17, 2011 by staff
2011 Presidents Cup Standings, The United States got some solid play from its teams Thursday and holds a 4-2 lead at the Presidents Cup but it was a match the U.S. didn’t win that created the day-one buzz.
While most of Fred Couples team performed well, the anchor team of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker suffered a shocking 7-and-6 defeat at the hand of Adam Scott and K.J. Choi of the International squad.
It was never close. Scott and Choi got up early when Scott drilled his second shot at the par five second hole within 20 feet of the hole and it led to a birdie that got the International duo rolling. They would win the fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth holes and were 5-up at the turn.
The match was over by the 12th hole. Woods and Stricker couldn’t muster a single birdie in the alternate shot format and instead, found themselves with three bogeys. It was their first loss as a pairing in Presidents Cup action.
“Just one of those things,” Stricker said afterward. “We were a little off and they played great.”
The long-standing pair has been broken up for Friday’s four-ball matches but captain Fred Couples said that was his plan all along. “We were going to put Tiger with Dustin (Johnson) in the best-ball.”
Scott and Choi were the only winners for Greg Norman’s squad. The other International point came from two halved matches when Geoff Ogilvy and Charl Schwartzel tied Bill Haas and Nick Watney and Jason Day and Aaron Baddeley finished even with Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.
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