American Festival at the start of the President’s Cup

American Festival at the start of the President’s Cup

The most unequal team competition of those taking place in the world of golf quickly took on the tone of the previous ones. The United States, with four victories out of five possible in the foursomes – alternative shots – of Quail Hollow, the course of Charlotte, in North Carolina, set the course to revalidate for the eighth consecutive time (nine victories) the Cup of President.

Only world number 1, Scottie Scheffler, paired with Sam Burns, succumbed to Si Woo Kim and Cameron Davis, protagonists of a superb comeback, with the last four holes won and two under par. They surprised the pair of the winner of the Augusta Masters and the PGA at two.

The rest were just victories for the Americans, who have held the cup since 1998 (there was a tie in 2003), the edition of Melbourne where the rest of the planet, except Europe, crushed the American team.

Some of them were outrageous, like the one made by Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, who beat Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama (6 and 5). For the minimum came the triumph in Rome of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the fashionable couple in the Presidents; as well as those of Cameron Young and Colllin Morikawa against Tom Kim and KH: Lee. The first two succumbed by 2 and 1 and the one against the Koreans was a little more crushed, taking the lead on hole 6, then tied on hole 10, to reign over the land of Yin and Yan.

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