USA Holds On to Win Presidents Cup PDF Print E-mail



Team USA celebrates after winning the 2015 Presidents Cup

Incheon City, Korea - The eleventh playing of the Presidents Cup might go down as the one

that changed the event from an unexciting international team match play, to one that rivals

the Ryder Cup. In perhaps the most thrilling edition of the matches, it all came down to the

final match and final hole at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea - Captain Jay Haas' son Bill versus

native Korean son Sang Moon Bae. Only the second Presidents Cup to come down to the final

match (2003 Fancourt).

With the score 14 1/2 points each and Haas leading 1up on the 18th tee (and assured of atleast

a tie of the matches), both players faced approach shots of over 230 yards to the flag that was

positioned perfectly in the front portion of the elevated green that features a steep downslope

that repelled any shot of less than stellar quality. Haas striped his approach right at the pin, but

it ran through the green into the greenside bunker. Bae miss hit his approach, leaving a tough

third from the steep slope short of the green. Bae needing to get up and down for any chance to

win the hole and salvage a tie, chunked his chip and saw it all slip away as Haas exploded out of

the sand to 6 ft. Match conceded, Haas wins 2up and Team USA eeked out a 9th inning dramatic

15 1/2 to 14 1/2 victory.

Players Summary - On the International side, Branden Grace was a perfect 5-0, while fellow

S.African Oosthuizen eagled the last in his singles match with Patrick Reed to finish 4-0-1.

Adam Scott finally found his mojo on the greens Sunday and dusted off a struggling Rickie

Fowler 6&5. On the U.S side, Mickelson proved worthy of the captains selection going 3-0-1

to lead the Stars and Stripes. Zach Johnson was equally impressive dusting off Jason Day

and also finishing at 3-0-1. World No.1 Jordan Spieth was upset by Aussie Marc Leishman

on the final hole when Leishman holed his 5 foot clincher.


The twelfth edition of the matches will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.



Match results:















Spieth Wins POY, Berger Takes Rookie Honor PDF Print E-mail



Jordan Spieth comments after being named the 2015 PGA Tour Player of the Year



After five official wins (and one unofficial at Isleworth for Tiger's Hero World challenge), Jordan

Spieth had one of the great years in modern Golf history. Spieth racked up wins at the Valspar

Championship at Innisbrook, the Masters, U.S Open at Chambers Bay, the John Deere Classic

and the Tour Championship at East Lake. The 22 year old also came within a few shots of the

Grand Slam, finishing a shot out of the playoff at St.Andrews (finishing tied 4th) and finishing

2nd at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.


After being named the 2015 PGA Tour Player of the Year, Spieth called his 2015 "A season to

remember", and constantly referred to his accomplishments in the form of "We" (referring to

his caddie Michael Greller, his swing coach Cameron McCormick and his family) . . . a humble,

mature and refreshing personality that has brought new energy and fans to the game. Spieth will

lead a team of Americans against the Internationals this week in S.Korea for the President's Cup.


After six top tens, 13 top twenty-fives, and a 2nd place finish at the Honda Classic - Jupiter

resident Daniel Berger has been named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Berger also finished 11th

in the Fedex Cup standings, 25th on the money list and has risen to 45th in the Official World

Golf Rankings.







Spieth Takes All at East Lake PDF Print E-mail


Jordan Spieth poses with his new vintage Coca Cola Machine after winning at East Lake

Atlanta, Georgia - The season ended as it began, with Jordan Spieth running the table

and showing his peers that 2015 belongs to him. Entering the Tour Championship by Coca

Cola at East Lake, there was talk of whether it was Spieth or Jason Day who would win the

Player of the Year Award. After the final putt dropped on Sunday, the debate was over.


The 22 year old Texan shot a final round 69 to finish at 9 under par and a four stroke victory

over Henrik Stenson, Danny Lee and Justin Rose. Birdies in the middle of the round at holes

eight, nine and eleven were key - Spieth only needed pars the rest of the way to secure

the Fedex Cup title. With well over 400 feet of putts made at East Lake, Spieth returned to

the type of golf that brought him dominance earlier in the season - eliminate the big numbers

with proper course management and consistent ball striking and score with superior wedge

play, and shortgame. He credited arriving early on Monday to get used to the Bermuda greens

(after many weeks of playing northern courses on Bent grass) and re-focusing on winning the

event in front of him, and not being hung up on the world rankings. It showed, although he

wasn't comfortable all week with his ball striking, he led the field in strokes gained putting and


Along with the $10 million dollar bonus for winning the Fedex Cup, Spieth earned $1.485 million

for the win at East Lake. Spieth also captured the Vardon Trophy for low scoring average (at

68.911 strokes per round) and regained No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.



After two major victories and five wins for the year, Spieth was happy to finish it off in

grand style:


"It's validation to the year. It's validation to these playoffs, and how can you go through

the lows of a season so quickly after you're so high," Spieth said. "People can give up on

you easily, and to not care about that, to worry about our own stuff, and to come into the

brightest stages and perform is going to give me a lot of confidence going forward because

there's going to be ups and there's going to be downs, I know it . . . but to be able to

bounce back this quickly from the low in my season is really cool."
















USA Stuns at Solheim, Jason Day Takes BMW - Goes to No.1 in OWGR PDF Print E-mail


Team USA rallied back for a dramatic victory at the Solheim Cup

Germany - Solheim Cup - Team USA was behind 10-6 entering the Sunday singles and rallied,

winning 8 1/2 of a possible 12 points to stun the European side in what was reminiscent of

the Brookline and Medinah Ryder Cup comebacks in recent years. The victory was the first

for Team USA in Solheim Cup play since 2009.


Julie Inkster used fuel from a controversial non-concession that involved Europeans

Suzann Pettersen/Charlie Hull and Alison Lee/Brittany Lincicome on the 17th hole of

the previous sessions fourball - to ignite her team to a dramatic comeback - winning

14 1/2 to 13 1/2.


Analysis by BBC correspondent Iain Carter:


"The rulebook was followed on the 17th green but the spirit of what happened was

disappointing. There was fault on both sides. "The putt was only 18 inches and Europe

profited from nothing more than a breakdown in communication."Had Europe played to

the spirit of the game rather than the letter of the law they would still have enjoyed a

healthy lead and a controversy that threatens to overshadow the match would have been




Michelle Wie led the singles onslaught with a 6&4 drubbing of Caroline Headwall, Gerina

Piller sank the putt that mattered to beat Caroline Masson and secure the unlikely comeback

for the American Squad. Creamer, Kerr, Pressel, Stanford, Lee, and Lizette Salas were all

victorious in Singles for Team USA. Icher and Reid were the only Europeans to win their singles

matches. Ciganda halved her match with Lexi Thompson.








Jason Day celebrates his six shot victory at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms

Lake Forest, Illinois - Jason Day continued his blistering play this week at the BMW

Championship at Conway Farms shooting rounds of 61-63-69-69 for a 22 under par

total. The six shot victory was so dominant, that after Friday's second round there was

little doubt of the outcome.

Day's torrid second half of the season includes four victories in his past six starts, and was

his fifth win of the season. Day's second victory in the Fedex Cup Playoffs was enough

for him to leap over McIlroy and Spieth for No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. It's

been a dream of his since being an early teenager playing junior golf in his native Australia,

one that he and Colin Swatton had devised a four part plan (of technical, tactical, mental, and

physical) to reach No.1 by age 22.


"It's been very difficult for me to downplay getting to No.1 because I really wanted to reach

this goal for a long time now," Day said. It took five years longer than they planned, but Day

isn't at all disappointed: "It's Better late than never, right?" Day now sits atop the Fedex Cup

standings heading in the Tour Championship at East Lake.


Spieth and Day are paired together at the Tour Championship by Coca Cola.











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