Golf fans should exalt in Presidents Cup
To be honest, there’s not a lot of buzz surrounding the 2009 rendering of the Presidents Cup. The reason for the lack of pre-event excitement is because the American team appears to be a lead pipe cinch to win. I mean, seriously, is there anyone in the entire world who thinks this team competition will be close?
But that does not mean that this will not be compelling television viewing. All those Tiger Woods fans who never watch golf if he is not playing will get a snoot full of the incomparable Mr. Woods. You just know that the television cameras will catch his every move. And he will play all five sessions – one each day except Saturday where he’ll play twice. For the rest of us, all of the very best players in the world, save a handful of Europeans, are on full display. All four of the major championship winners in 2009 are involved - Cabrera, Glover, Cink and Yang.
But the best aspect of the competition is that it is all match play, which is the most dramatic form of golf. (It’s so good that I believe the FedEx Cup should change its final event to a single elimination match play tournament.) The fourball matches have the most fireworks while the foursomes (alternate shot) have the most pressure. Even if the Americans win handily in the overall team competition, each individual match will have its own storyline. And the golf is guaranteed to be amazing. I wouldn’t miss it on a bet.
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