The Craziest Presidents Cup Ever

Alex Myers discusses a wild week at Royal Melbourne for Patrick Reed and the rest of Tiger Woods’ U.S. team.

Released on 12/16/2019

Transcript

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So the US beat the Internationals in the President's Cup.
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That's not crazy because the US basically always wins
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this bi-annual event.
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But it's how everything went down, down under,
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that made this the craziest Presidents Cup ever
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and it's not even close.
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First off, the Internationals
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nearly beat the US in Australia.
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Despite this being an historic mismatch on paper,
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Ernie Els' gritty bunch led though three of four days,
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and had the Americans on the ropes,
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until a spirited Sunday rally.
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Who started that rally?
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None other than US Captain, Tiger Woods.
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The first playing captain in 25 years.
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Woods didn't just participate,
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he was the events best player,
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going 3-0, including a three and two win,
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over The Internationals hottest golfer, Abraham Ancer,
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In the first match of the final day.
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Ancer, who made it clear,
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he wanted this match up, played great.
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But Tiger put on a clinic at Royal Melbourne,
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both with his play and his reactions.
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In an all time boss move, Woods began reaching for his hat
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while his winning putt was still rolling.
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Then said this after, Abe wanted it, he got it.
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Mike drop.
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Speaking of celebrations,
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Justin Thomas gave the loudest one of the week,
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while playing with Woods on Friday, when he shouted,
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'I love me some me!'
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Apparently the US team
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drew it's inspiration from Terrell Owens?
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J.T. I don't know if I could have said it any better,
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But I get it. If anybody get it, I get it.
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Because I love me some me!
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Sounds like T.O. might have a second career
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in motivational speaking.
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And then of course there was Patrick Reed.
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We expected him to be heckled in the wake of his
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controversial penalty the previous week.
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But I didn't think he would heckle back,
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by drawing even more attention to that incident.
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My mistake.
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This is Patrick Reed we're talking about.
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He switched from shushing the opposing crowds
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to shoveling at them on Friday.
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A clear reference to him sweeping sand in the bunker.
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Wow.
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He also purposely brushed shoulders with Cameron Smith,
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who'd been particularly critical of him.
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But the wildest moment of the week happened when one fan
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was particularly critical of him.
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Causing Reed's caddy and brother-in-law,
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Kessler Karain, to get into a physical altercation
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and get kicked out of the competition.
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Who says the Presidents Cup
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is less exciting than the Ryder Cup?
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Reed won his singles match with his coach on the bag
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to cap a disastrous week,
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in which he lost all three of his team matches.
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So let's pump the brakes
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with the whole Captain America stuff.
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Tiger Woods is Captain America,
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both literally and figuratively.
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He has been and still is, The Goat.
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Reed on the other hand was the lower case goat of the event.
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[goat bleating]
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And he'll be lucky if he's asked back next time.
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Overall golf fans couldn't complain.
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We got competitive prime time golf at a spectacular venue.
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And we got a fitting end to 2019 with Wood's heroics.
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Leading his team to victory and in song on the team bus.
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Capped a campaign in which Woods also won the Masters
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and ties the PGA Tour record for the most career wins.
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Forget about the Brooks Koepka vs.Roy McAvoy debate.
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This was the year of Tiger.
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Well, another year of Tiger.
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And considering all he's been through,
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that's the craziest part of all.
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