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International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico, left, and playing partner Marc Leishman of Australia, right, survey the 16th green in their foursomes match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 12, 2019 - 10:49 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With two points in two matches, the first Mexican player at the Presidents Cup is impressing a lot of his peers on the International team. Abraham Ancer, with just one professional victory — last year's Australian Open — won his foursomes match on Friday with Marc...
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U.S. team player Patrick Reed tees off on the 9th hole during their fourball match at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the opening rounds of the President's Cup golf tournament in Melbourne, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 10:47 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It seemed as if Patrick Reed wanted to hear it from the hecklers sooner than later. Playing in his first match at the Presidents Cup since last week's sand rule violation in the Bahamas, Reed teed off with teammate Webb Simpson at the Presidents Cup on Thursday to a few...
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The USA team poses for a photo ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 12:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world early in the year, Dustin Johnson didn't show up on the leaderboard the last three months of the PGA Tour and hasn't been seen at all since then. Both can be attributed to an ailing knee. It shouldn't take long to find out how quickly he...
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International team captain Ernie Els, left and Joaquin Niemann of Chile during a practice round ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo / Andy Brownbill)
December 10, 2019 - 11:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — No one at Royal Melbourne has more playing experience in the Presidents Cup than Adam Scott. Not much of it is positive. He was a rookie in 2003 and one of the strongest voices arguing for Ernie Els and Tiger Woods to keep playing in gathering darkness in South Africa...
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International captain Ernie Els, left, and USA captain Tiger Woods shake hands during a press conference ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 10, 2019 - 9:58 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods deferred the first pick for pairings in the Presidents Cup, and then made sure he was in the opening match Thursday against the Australian who led qualifying for the International team at Royal Melbourne. Woods is the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in...
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International assistant captain K.J. Choi, left, captain Ernie Els and player Sungjae Im talk during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 09, 2019 - 11:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Captains for the Presidents Cup usually get the most attention for the wild-card picks that fill out their teams and the pairings they create. Ernie Els might have done his best work long before that point. The Presidents Cup is a PGA Tour creation, and so it was the PGA...
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USA's Patrick Reed hits out of a bunker during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 09, 2019 - 11:58 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Xander Schauffele of the United States watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. Schauffele, often an afterthought among young American stars, makes his U.S. team debut at the Presidents Cup this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
December 09, 2019 - 12:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wasn't just the name: Xander Schauffele. It...
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Tiger Woods hits on the par-5 11th hole on his way to an eagle at Albany Golf Club during the second round of the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday Dec. 5 2019. Woods shot 66. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)
December 06, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two big birdies from Gary Woodland gave him the lead in the Hero World Challenge. A closing birdie on a hole that has vexed Tiger Woods put him in range of a third victory this year. Patrick Reed fully expected to be right there until watching video of his club moving sand...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the par-5 ninth at Albany Golf Club in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods, the tournament host, shot 72 and was six shots off the lead. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)
December 04, 2019 - 2:13 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — As a player, Tiger Woods wasn't all that happy with his game Wednesday in the Hero World Challenge. As the Presidents Cup captain, he had reason to be pleased. U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed, who will be part of the U.S. team next week at Royal Melbourne,...
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