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Who said there wasn’t any bad blood at the Presidents Cup!

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Comparing the pressure and fanfare at the Presidents Cup to that of the Ryder Cup would be like someone comparing the Super Bowl to the CFL’s Grey Cup. It’s just not fair to even put the two championship’s in the same category.

The Presidents Cup was once again a pretty chummy affair, as players from the International and American team turned the four day event into an exhibition match of sorts, replete with laughs and players who looked far from nervous representing their country.

Let’s be honest here: the competitive juices just don’t seem to flow at this event. Maybe it’s the fact that we see all of these players over the course of a season, forcing us to all of a sudden cheer against a guy like Mike Weir because he’s Canadian and plays on the International team.

I can tell you it’s a lot easier to root against the European team given the bad blood between the two sides over the years. While the event at Harding Park may have ended with a whimper (Tiger Wood saved the event from obscurity), we at least got some great quotes from a certain Aussie golfer that should make the next go-around an interesting affair. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Jonathan Wall

10/12/2009 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Presidents Cup