The Presidents Cup vs. The Ryder Cup

Golf Digest and Golf World editors discuss the characteristics that distinguish the Presidents Cup from the Ryder Cup.

Released on 9/28/2015

Credits

Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Produced by Emoticon Productions

Transcript

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00:12
What makes the Presidents Cup special
00:14
is that it's everything the Ryder Cup is not.
00:17
The Ryder Cup is full of patriotism, us vs them.
00:21
That vibe is really missing at the Presidents Cup.
00:25
There is not a ton of pressure
00:27
like there is in the Ryder Cup.
00:28
It's less business, it's more party.
00:30
The guys don't take it as seriously,
00:32
not that they don't want to win.
00:33
But there's not this life or death mentality
00:35
that can be associated with the Ryder Cup.
00:37
It's almost a celebration of the year.
00:39
It feels more almost like an exhibition
00:41
than a true contest between warring factions.
00:45
And because of that, I think it's always going to play
00:48
just kinda that second fiddle.
00:50
It's a little warmer.
00:51
It's a little friendlier.
00:52
There's elements of playing for the love of the game,
00:55
for the joy of competition.
00:57
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