by Jeff Skinner
I spent an great day with my brother at The Presidents Cup today. We are both impressed with Jack Nickluas’ baby and MuirfieldVillage is as advertised, absolutely awesome.
We got to watch Fred Couples and Nick Price make their team selections for Thursday’s fourball play. Here at the Presidents Cup they select their teams face to face and it allows for some strategy by the captains that the Ryder Cup does not.
Listening to Phil Mickelson command the room as he usually does and hearing a very young Jordan Spieth sound like a ten year veteran never ceases to amaze me.
The captains made their picks and we will make ours. So here’s our feeble attempt at predicting the result of the first round of the 2013 Presidents Cup. Bet the house!
Skinner G. Rennie
Snedeker & Mahan vs. Day & DeLaet Half Internationals
Haas & Simpson vs. Scott & Matsuyama Internationals Internationals
Mickelson & Bradley vs.
Oosthuizen & Schwartzel USA USA
Stricker & Spieth vs. Els & de Jonge USA USA
Kuchar & Woods vs.
Cabrera & Leishman Half USA
Dufner & Johnson vs.
Grace & Sterne Internationals Half
So I have it tied, USA 3, International 3 and G. Rennie thinks the USA will finish with a 3.5 to 2.5 lead.