I just finished watching Day 2 of the President’s Cup on Tivo and thought that it was a lot of fun.
The most exciting performance came from the team of Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco, who were two down with four to go. They ended up halving the match, after Michael Campbell first had a shot rebouind off the flagstick on 18, then watched his chip circle the cup and roll away.
In the interview after the match, Phil lavished praise on DiMarco for his shots that got them back into the match. DiMarco was clearly moved, strain and emotion showing on his face. It was a nice moment.
The team of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods won, despite sore ribs and a strained back, giving Tiger his first point. I hope Nicklaus keeps the two of them together.
The Funk/Cink – Singh/Clark match was another nailbiter as Fred and Stewart were 1 up as late as the 16th hole. Vijay had a chance to win it all on 18, but missed a 15 footer. The match ended with a half.
The other matches were not so interesting. Couples and Toms really were never in it versus Scott and Goosen; neither were Love and Perry against Lonard and O’Hearn.
So far, I think that the biggest disappointment has been Captain’s pick Fred Couples, who simply hasn’t looked sharp.
Overall, I think it’s turned out to be a lot better than last year’s Ryder Cup.