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The 8th Presidents Cup was held October 8–11, 2009 at the Harding Park Golf Club in San Francisco, California. The United States team won the golf competition by a margin of 19½–14½, their second consecutive win by that exact score and third in a row overall.[1] This was also the sixth outright win for the U.S. Team in eight meetings, with one International win in 1998 and one tied match in 2003.

2009 Presidents Cup
DatesOctober 8–11, 2009
VenueHarding Park Golf Club
LocationSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Captains
USA 19½ 14½ International
USA wins the Presidents Cup
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Harding Park GC is located in the United States
Harding Park GC
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Location in the United States
Harding Park GC is located in California
Harding Park GC
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Park GC
Location in California

Contents

FormatEdit

The first day of competition featured six foursomes matches. On the second day, six matches of four-ball were played. This was followed on Day 3 by five morning foursomes matches and five afternoon four-ball matches. On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches were played, for a total of 34 matches in the competition.

The final day was conducted under a special rule that differed slightly from that used in other team competitions such as the Ryder Cup. Singles matches ending halved after the regulation 18 holes were to be extended to extra holes until an outright winner was determined. This format was used until one team earned the 17½ points needed to win the Cup outright, at which time all remaining matches were only played to the regulation 18 holes and could be halved.

No matches went to extra holes in the 2009 competition. The first match on the final day in which all 18 holes were played was the Mike Weir–Justin Leonard match, which finished all square after 18. At that time, the U.S. Team was leading 17–10, which meant that the match should have continued. However, at the same time, the Y.E. Yang–Tiger Woods match was at the 13th hole with Woods 5 up. Instead of immediately going to the first hole to continue their match, Weir and Leonard watched the Yang–Woods match on a nearby giant screen. When Woods sank the putt that gave him a 6 and 5 victory and gave the U.S. an insurmountable 18–10 lead, Weir and Leonard, seeing that the outcome of the Cup was no longer in doubt, agreed to halve their match.[2]

TeamsEdit

Both teams had 12 players plus a non-playing captain. Members of the U.S. Team were selected based on earnings from the 2007 Wyndham Championship through the 2009 PGA Championship. International Team players were chosen on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking through the 2009 PGA Championship. The International Team does not include players eligible for the European Ryder Cup Team. The top 10 players from each list made their respective teams and the captains choose the remaining two players.

  United States team
Player Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Fred Couples 50 Non-playing captain
Jay Haas 55 Non-playing assistant captain
Tiger Woods 33 1 1 5 25 13–11–1 54.00
Phil Mickelson 39 2 2 7 33 11–13–9 46.97
Steve Stricker 42 3 3 2 10 5–5–0 50.00
Kenny Perry 49 4 6 3 13 7–6–0 53.85
Zach Johnson 33 5 18 1 4 2–2–0 50.00
Stewart Cink 36 6 13 3 13 8–4–1 65.38
Sean O'Hair 27 7 14 0 Rookie
Jim Furyk 39 8 9 5 23 13–8–2 60.87
Anthony Kim 24 9 22 0 Rookie
Justin Leonard 37 10 38 4 18 6–10–2 38.89
Lucas Glover 29 11 17 1 5 2–3–0 40.00
Hunter Mahan 27 13 25 1 5 2–3–0 40.00
International team
Player Country Age Points
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Greg Norman   Australia 54 Non-playing captain
Frank Nobilo   New Zealand 49 Non-playing assistant captain
Geoff Ogilvy   Australia 32 1 10 1 5 2–3–0 40.00
Vijay Singh   Fiji 46 2 15 7 35 14–15–6 48.57
Camilo Villegas   Colombia 27 3 16 0 Rookie
Retief Goosen   South Africa 40 4 21 4 20 11–7–2 60.00
Ernie Els   South Africa 39 5 23 5 25 13–10–2 56.00
Ángel Cabrera   Argentina 40 6 28 2 9 3–3–3 50.00
Mike Weir   Canada 39 7 31 4 19 11–7–1 60.53
Robert Allenby   Australia 38 8 32 4 19 6–11–2 36.84
Yang Yong-eun   South Korea 37 9 30 0 Rookie
Tim Clark   South Africa 33 10 37 2 10 4–5–1 45.00
Adam Scott   Australia 29 14 65 3 15 7–6–2 53.33
Ryo Ishikawa   Japan 18 20 43 0 Rookie
  • OWGR as of October 5, 2009, the last ranking before the Cup

Thursday's matchesEdit

All matches were foursomes.

International Results United States
Clark/Weir 3 & 2 Kim/Mickelson
Els/Scott 2 & 1 Mahan/O'Hair
Allenby/Singh 1 up Cink/Glover
Cabrera/Villegas 2 up Johnson/Perry
Ishikawa/Ogilvy 6 & 4 Stricker/Woods
Goosen/Yang halved Furyk/Leonard
Foursomes
Overall

Friday's matchesEdit

All matches were in four-ball format.

International Results United States
Goosen/Scott 3 & 2 Leonard/Mickelson
Els/Weir 2 up Furyk/Kim
Ishikawa/Yang 4 & 3 O'Hair/Perry
Clark/Singh 1 up Cink/Glover
Allenby/Villegas 2 & 1 Johnson/Mahan
Cabrera/Ogilvy 5 & 3 Stricker/Woods
3 Four-ball 3
Overall

Saturday's matchesEdit

Morning foursomesEdit

International Results United States
Goosen/Villegas 5 & 3 Mickelson/O'Hair
Els/Scott 4 & 2 Furyk/Leonard
Allenby/Singh halved Cink/Mahan
Clark/Weir 1 up Stricker/Woods
Ishikawa/Yang 3 & 2 Johnson/Perry
Foursomes
7 Overall 10

Afternoon four-ballEdit

International Results United States
Cabrera/Scott 2 up Furyk/Kim
Allenby/Ogilvy 2 & 1 Cink/Glover
Els/Weir 5 & 3 Johnson/Leonard
Ishikawa/Yang 4 & 2 Stricker/Woods
Clark/Singh halved Mickelson/O'Hair
Four-ball
Overall 12½

Sunday's matchesEdit

All matches featured were in singles competition.

International Results United States
Villegas 2 & 1 Mahan
Scott 4 & 3 Cink
Weir halved Leonard
Allenby 5 & 3 Kim
Ogilvy 2 & 1 Stricker
Els 6 & 4 O'Hair
Ishikawa 2 & 1 Perry
Clark 4 & 3 Johnson
Yang 6 & 5 Woods
Singh halved Glover
Goosen 2 & 1 Mickelson
Cabrera 4 & 3 Furyk
5 Singles 7
14½ Overall 19½

Individual player recordsEdit

Each entry refers to the Win–Loss–Half record of the player.

United StatesEdit

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Stewart Cink 1.5 1–3–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 0–2–0
Jim Furyk 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0
Lucas Glover 0.5 0–3–1 0–0–1 0–1–0 0–2–0
Zach Johnson 2 2–3–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 1–1–0
Anthony Kim 3 3–1–0 1–0–0 1–0–0 1–1–0
Justin Leonard 3 2–1–2 0–0–1 1–0–1 1–1–0
Hunter Mahan 2.5 2–1–1 1–0–0 0–1–1 1–0–0
Phil Mickelson 4.5 4–0–1 1–0–0 2–0–0 1–0–1
Sean O'Hair 2.5 2–2–1 1–0–0 1–1–0 0–1–1
Kenny Perry 1 1–3–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 0–1–0
Steve Stricker 4 4–1–0 0–1–0 2–0–0 2–0–0
Tiger Woods 5 5–0–0 1–0–0 2–0–0 2–0–0

InternationalEdit

Player Points Overall Singles Foursomes Fourballs
Robert Allenby 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0
Ángel Cabrera 1 1–3–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 0–2–0
Tim Clark 2.5 2–2–1 1–0–0 0–2–0 1–0–1
Ernie Els 3 3–2–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 2–0–0
Retief Goosen 0.5 0–3–1 0–1–0 0–1–1 0–1–0
Ryo Ishikawa 3 3–2–0 1–0–0 1–1–0 1–1–0
Geoff Ogilvy 2 2–2–0 1–0–0 0–1–0 1–1–0
Adam Scott 1 1–4–0 0–1–0 1–1–0 0–2–0
Vijay Singh 3.5 2–0–3 0–0–1 1–0–1 1–0–1
Camilo Villegas 0 0–4–0 0–1–0 0–2–0 0–1–0
Mike Weir 2.5 2–2–1 0–0–1 0–2–0 2–0–0
Yang Yong-eun 2.5 2–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–1 1–1–0

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Woods wins Presidents Cup for US". BBC Sport. 2009-10-11. Archived from the original on 12 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ Sobel, Jason (2009-10-11). "2009 Presidents Cup: Jason Sobel's Live Analysis". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-12. (scroll to 4:35 pm post)

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