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Stricker to be US Captain at Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2016 18:59 Sunday, 17 April 2016 18:55

Steve StrickerCanadian Press

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — Steve Stricker and Nick Price, with reputations for being “nice guys” on the PGA Tour, now get to square off as Presidents Cup captains.

Stricker was appointed U.S. captain on Tuesday for the 2017 matches at Liberty National, where the Americans will try to extend their dominance over an International team comprised of players from everywhere else in the world except for Europe.

Price returns as International captain for the third time, and he has reason to believe his side is close to winning for the first time since 1998.

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The Presidents Cup Announces Record Charitable Amount of $6+ Million from 2015 Event

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 19:12 Tuesday, 23 February 2016 19:04

Presidents Cup Team USASEOUL, Korea – The PGA TOUR announced that more than $6 million from The Presidents Cup 2015, a record-setting amount for this prestigious competition, will be distributed to charitable causes around the world as chosen by the 33 players, captains, vice-captain and captains' assistants, as well as to the Pearl S. Buck Foundation and to help launch The First Tee Korea.  Since the inception of The Presidents Cup in 1994, more than $38.4 million has been raised for charity from event proceeds. Over the past 21 years, The Presidents Cup has impacted more than 450 charities in 15 countries worldwide and 35 states in the U.S.

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Els Eyes Presidents Cup Captaincy

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:03 Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:54

Ernie ElsMALAYSIA (Helen Ross/PGATOUR.COM) — Ernie Els would like nothing better than to be playing on the International Team in 2017 when The Presidents Cup is held at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey.

It would be his ninth appearance in the biennial match play competition that will end 16 days shy of his 48th birthday.

There will be a time, though, when the affable South African’s role will almost certainly shift from competitor to captain of the International Team.

And Els said in Malaysia during an interview prior to the CIMB Classic that he would “love” to serve as Captain when that time comes.

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Can Presidents Cup Star Branden Grace Succeed Where Others Haven’t?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 22:22 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 22:17

Branden GraceCanadian Press

NAPA, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) – Those traveling, song-loving "Fanatics" at the Presidents Cup had no trouble finding the right tune for Branden Grace, with a slight change of lyrics.

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved his best for me.”

That he did.

The 27-year-old spark plug from South Africa was at his best for the International team all week at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

Not only did he become only the second International player to go 5-0 for the week – Shigeki Maruyama was the other in 1998 – only one of those matches reached the 18th hole. And that might have been his defining moment. With partner Louis Oosthuizen having put his shot in the water, and the sky so dark that Grace could barely see the flag, he ripped a 3-wood into the wind and onto the edge of the green to secure a crucial point.

“He just showed that he’s a world-class player, and there’s no moment too big for him,” Oosthuizen gushed that day. “He’s going to be a really great player.”

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Storybook Ending for Haas Family

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2015 18:37 Sunday, 11 October 2015 18:30

Jay Haas and Bill HaasSONGDO IBD, INCHEON, South Korea (Mike McAllister/PGATOUR.COM) — Bill Haas has felt the pressure of the FedExCup, the pressure of playing for $10 million. He thrived in that instance. But when his dad made him the anchor for the U.S. Team in Sunday’s singles at The Presidents Cup, Haas didn’t necessarily want the entire fate of his team resting on his shoulders.

So on Saturday night, he casually mentioned to teammate Zach Johnson that he hoped the outcome wouldn’t come down to the final match of the day. “I hope you guys go out and take care of business before it comes down to me,” he said.

Johnson’s responded with a cold dose of reality – and a pep talk. “You want that,” he told Haas. “You want to be in that position. You should go get it.”

On Sunday afternoon, Haas did. He went out and got another Presidents Cup victory for the U.S., this time by the slimmest of margins in the last 12 years, as he defeated local hero Sangmoon Bae 1 up in the final match for a 15.5 to 14.5 win over a gutty – and ultimately gutted -- International Team.

It couldn’t have been more dramatic on a day that may well be the most important in Presidents Cup history.

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