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Presidents Cup to Reduce Number of Matches

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 23:58 Monday, 24 August 2015 23:48

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EDISON, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The PGA Tour agreed to reduce by four the number of matches in the Presidents Cup, giving the event its fewest matches since it began in 1994.

International team captain Nick Price has been lobbying for the change to help keep the matches close and interesting. The Americans have won the last five times by a combined score of 95-75, and by at least three points each time.

For the Presidents Cup in South Korea on Oct. 8-11, Thursday and Friday will have five matches (fourballs or foursomes), down from six matches. Saturday will consist of four matches of fourballs and foursomes, followed by 12 singles matches on Sunday.

Each player will be required to compete in two of the four team matches. Previously, all players had to compete in at least three team matches.

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Computer Error Changes Presidents Cup Standings

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:09 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:02

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Robert Streb and Charley Hoffman now have more work to do if they want to make the Presidents Cup team for the first time.

A computer error caused the PGA TOUR to readjust the U.S. standings. Streb had been in 11th place, 365 points behind the 10th spot to automatically qualify. Now he is No. 16 and 881 points behind. Hoffman went from No. 12 to No. 15.

The U.S. standings are based on FedExCup points for the 2015 team. TOUR officials realized this week that double the points had been awarded starting with the Frys.com Open in October. Points were not supposed to count as double until the first event of 2015 at Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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The Presidents Cup Captains Eye Stretch Run for Final Picks

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:55 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:48

Jay Haas and Nick PriceAKRON, Ohio (Sean Martin/PGATOUR.COM) — This year’s Presidents Cup captains, Jay Haas and Nick Price, are little more than a month from what may be their most-scrutinized decision. They’ll select the final two players for their respective rosters Sept. 8, the day after the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Presidents Cup captains can’t call plays, nor can they control what happens once their players step on the first tee. That’s why roster decisions may be the captains’ most important moves.

The captains’ final two roster selections are difficult because there are always more qualified candidates than available spots. People have differing philosophies about how to fill those spots. Is past experience or current form more important? Not many topics in golf lead to passionate debate, but this is one of them.

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Stricker Named The Presidents Cup Third U.S. Captain’s Assistant

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:46 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 19:41

Steve StrickerAKRON, Ohio (PGATOUR.COM) — U.S. Presidents Cup Team Captain Jay Haas announced that Steve Stricker is joining the U.S. Team as his third captain’s assistant when The Presidents Cup is played in Asia for the first time, October 6-11, at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, South Korea. The announcement was made at a news conference featuring Haas and International Team Captain Nick Price at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

Stricker joins U.S. Team Captain’s Assistants Fred Couples (named in June 2014) and Davis Love III (March 2015). Price’s leadership team includes Vice-Captain K.J. Choi (June 2014) and Captain’s Assistants Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty (March 2015).

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Zero Restriction Named Preferred Outerwear Provider for The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:23 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:16

The Presidents Cup TrophyZero Restriction has been named the preferred outerwear provider for The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team. The Presidents Cup 2015 will be held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, Korea, October 6-11.

“As the premier outerwear brand, we are honored to present The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team with the very best all-weather gear, allowing the players to perform their best in all elements,” said Chad Delp, CEO of Summit Golf Brands. Summit Golf Brands is an apparel company that owns Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, EP Pro, EP Sport and B. Draddy. “Summit Golf Brands has a longstanding, excellent relationship with U.S. Team Captain Jay Haas, and we are thrilled about this new partnership.”

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