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Presidents Cup: A Great Day & Our Picks

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.

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