My Favorite Presidents Cup

Golf Digest and Golf World editors look back at their favorite moments in the history of the Presidents Cup.

Released on 9/30/2015

Credits

Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Produced by Emoticon Productions

Transcript

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One of my favorite moments in President's Cup history
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was Woody Austin
00:14
taking the face down header into the water
00:17
at Royal Montreal.
00:18
Austin had a very precarious stance and he lost his balance
00:22
and instead of kind of steadying himself
00:24
he just went facedown into the water.
00:27
And then the next day, he gets to that hole,
00:29
hauls out the goggles, puts them on,
00:31
really embracing the Aqua-Man mystique
00:34
that he had created that week.
00:36
The most memorable moment from the 2013 President's Cup
00:39
was the streaker.
00:40
So maybe we need another streaker this year.
00:43
[Guy] Greg Norman was trailing Tiger Woods in 1998,
00:47
2 down with 2 to play.
00:49
Got up on the 17th hole and showed
00:51
what made Greg Norman great.
00:54
He won that hole, won the next hole,
00:56
took Tiger into sudden death.
00:58
It was a sign Greg Norman provided that said
01:01
the Internationals are here to play,
01:03
and are not going to be laying down for the Americans
01:06
every year.
01:07
[Mike] The most interesting President's Cup moment
01:10
was a sort of tie in South Africa, and what gets lost
01:15
in the deciding, well, we're going to share the trophy
01:18
or whatever, was just how great the match was between
01:21
Ernie Ells and Tiger Woods.
01:23
[Alex] 2009, Harding Park,
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Tiger Woods going 5 and 0.
01:28
He just wiped the floor with Y.E. Yang,
01:30
who had just beaten him at the PGA
01:32
a couple of months before.
01:34
The reason why that was a great moment for me
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is it was an example of the game's greatest player
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finally embracing a team event as best he could.
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No one played better that week, he was a dominant player,
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and it was just a glimpse of what Tiger could be
01:46
in that environment.
01:49
(uplifting orchestral music)
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