The Presidents Cup: How To Energize The Matches

Golf Digest and Golf World editors discuss ways the Presidents Cup could become a closer, more entertaining competition.

Released on 9/30/2015

Credits

Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Produced by Emoticon Productions

Transcript

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A way to make the President's Cup more competitive,
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I think would be to cut back on the number of players
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who qualify.
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If we went to a roster size of eight or so,
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I think it'd be interesting,
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would be a lot more competitive.
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And the second, third-tier players just aren't there
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at the moment.
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One thing they could do is maybe go to better venues.
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Okay, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club doesn't quite cut it,
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right?
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Royal Melbourne certainly cut it, in Australia.
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I'm particularly excited about going to
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the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea this fall.
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That's gonna be a course that the world has never seen
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on such a big stage before.
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Boy, it's great to see competition over four days,
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but it seems like it's one day too many.
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You might constrain that a little bit,
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and make it something people can digest over one weekend.
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And make it compelling, and make it can't-miss TV,
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instead of looking at a cricket match that goes on
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for days on end.
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I think one thing they could do to make it
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more interesting is revert back to the final day,
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if the match is tied, you have two guys in an envelope
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and you play it off.
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I mean, the Woods-ELs showdown in South Africa,
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I thought was the greatest moment ever
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in the President's Cup.
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It was thrilling, it brought it to another level,
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and I think they should reinstitute that.
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