International Team soundly beaten in 2007 Presidents Cup fizzer

The Presidents Cup was a one-sided affair once again after the US Team trounced the Internationals in Canada.

Well, wasn’t that a fizzer.

You can argue all you like about whether Canada was a good enough home course advantage for the International team in the 2007 Presidents Cup, but there wasn’t much of a fight against the mighty US Team eventually losing 15.5 to 18.5.

Perhaps you could argue that there were only three games that needed to go the other way and the result would have been different but that’s a fairly big margin in this sort of golf.

None of the Internationals won a foursomes match and only Ernie Els and Mike Weir came away with a better than 50% winning percentage.

Rory Sabbatini and Trevor Immelman didn’t post a victory all weekend and I was very surprised to see Gary Player choose to keep them together each day. Everyone else changed partners at some point.

The best of the Australian golfers at the 2008 Presidents Cup was Stuart Appleby and Geoff Ogilvy who both scored two points from a possible five.

An ordinary performance all around really and it didn’t help the rivalry and tournament format much.

Bring on Royal Melbourne in 2011 and a tougher, more no-nonsense captain, Greg Norman.

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