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