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Best of the Rest
ALAN SHIPNUCK
October 19, 2009
So much golf is played during the Presidents Cup that it can be tough to remember what happened to whom. Here's a primer on the week that was
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October 19, 2009

Best Of The Rest

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So much golf is played during the Presidents Cup that it can be tough to remember what happened to whom. Here's a primer on the week that was

DAY 1

BEST DRIVE Adam Scott (right), Internationals The much-scrutinized captain's selection summoned a monster mash down the middle of the fairway on the 1st hole, an impressive display of brio that foreshadowed his strong play during Scott's and Ernie Els's 2-and-1 victory over Hunter Mahan and Sean O'Hair.

WORST PUTT Justin Leonard, U.S. In the final match of the day, J Low had a four-footer on the 18th hole that would have given him and partner Jim Furyk a hard-fought victory over Retief Goosen and Y.E. Yang. Leonard yipped it, forcing the U.S. to settle for a halve and a 3½--2½ overall lead at day's end.

BEST RECOVERY Leonard Following the halve, he had Furyk's caddie, Fluff Cowan, line up five shot glasses in the team room. Leonard stormed in and started pounding the shots, quieting the room. Furyk's wife, Tabitha, was so concerned that she beseeched her husband to intervene. After the fifth shot Leonard revealed that the glasses were filled with water.

BEST RANDOM CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS Barry Bonds, Charles Schwab

DAY 2

BEST SHOT Mike Weir, Internationals At one stage, behind in five of six four-ball matches, the Internationals rallied furiously, highlighted by Weir's spectacular fairway metal on the 18th hole. His ball hard against a fence with a squirrelly lie, Weir ripped it to 20 feet for an eagle opportunity that iced a 2-up victory over Furyk and Anthony Kim.

BEST PUTT Tim Clark, Internationals His do-or-die 14-footer for eagle on 18 to steal a win with Vijay Singh over Lucas Glover--Stewart Cink was pivotal, helping the Ints climb to within a point.

WORST CASE OF TIGERITIS Ogilvy The Internationals' best player (according to the World Ranking) had the misfortune of going up against Tiger Woods--Steve Stricker two days running and played miserably in a 5-and-3 defeat alongside a listless Angel Cabrera. Ogilvy's back-to-back debacles got him benched for Saturday-morning foursomes.

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