Australia's most
informative golf website

jaws wedge

Menu

The Presidents Cup 2011 - Full Event Recap

Nov 21, 2011

Day Four – Singles Matches Results and Notes – November 20, 2011
Mostly sunny skies with west/southwest winds which were increasingly gusty by the afternoon. Temperatures
remained cool with a high only in the upper 60s.

DAY ONE – RESULTS
Thursday Foursomes Matches – United States 4, Internationals 2
Match 1 Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (U.S.) defeated Ernie Els/Ryo Ishikawa (International), 4&2
Match 2 Bill Haas/Nick Watney (U.S.) halved with Geoff Ogilvy/Charl Schwartzel (International)
Match 3 Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (U.S.) halved with Aaron Baddeley/Jason Day (International)
Match 4 Phil Mickelson/Jim Furyk (U.S.) defeated Retief Goosen/Robert Allenby (International), 4&3
Match 5 Hunter Mahan/David Toms (U.S.) defeated K.T. Kim/Y.E. Yang (International), 6&5
Match 6 K.J. Choi/Adam Scott (International) defeated Tiger Woods/Steve Stricker (U.S.), 7&6

DAY TWO – RESULTS
Friday Four-Ball Matches – United States 3, Internationals 3
Match 7 Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (U.S.) defeated Ernie Els/Ryo Ishikawa (International), 3&1
Match 8 Jason Day/Aaron Baddeley (International) defeated Tiger Woods/Dustin Johnson (U.S.), 1 up
Match 9 Phil Mickelson/Jim Furyk (U.S.) defeated Adam Scott/K.T. Kim (International), 2&1
Match 10 Geoff Ogilvy/K.J. Choi (International) defeated Bill Haas/Nick Watney (U.S.), 1 up
Match 11 Steve Stricker/Matt Kuchar (U.S.) def. Y.E. Yang/Robert Allenby (International), 4&3
Match 12 Charl Schwartzel/Retief Goosen (International) def. Hunter Mahan/David Toms (U.S.), 2&1

DAY THREE MORNING FOURSOMES – RESULTS
Saturday Foursomes Matches – United States 4, Internationals 1
Match 13 Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (U.S.) defeated Robert Allenby/Geoff Ogilvy (International), 3&2
Match 14 Ernie Els/Ryo Ishikawa (International) defeated Matt Kuchar/Bill Haas (U.S.), 1 up
Match 15 Hunter Mahan/David Toms (U.S.) defeated Retief Goosen/Charl Schwartzel (International), 5&4
Match 16 Dustin Johnson/Tiger Woods(U.S.) defeated Adam Scott/K.J. Choi (International), 3&2
Match 17 Phil Mickelson/Jim Furyk (U.S.) def. Aaron Baddeley/Jason Day (International), 2&1

DAY THREE AFTERNOON FOUR-BALL – RESULTS
Saturday Four-ball Matches – Internationals 3, United States 2
Match 18 Retief Goosen/Charl Schwartzel (Intl’) defeated Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (U.S.), 2&1.
Match 19 K.T. Kim/Y.E. Yang (International) defeated Tiger Woods/Dustin Johnson (U.S.), 1 up
Match 20 Geoff Ogilvy/K.J. Choi (International) defeated Steve Stricker/Matt Kuchar (U.S.), 1 up.
Match 21 Hunter Mahan/Bill Haas (U.S.) defeated Aaron Baddeley/Jason Day (International), 2&1
Match 22 Jim Furyk/Nick Watney (U.S.) defeated Adam Scott/Ernie Els (International), 1 up

DAY FOUR SINGLES MATCHES – RESULTS
Sunday Singles Matches – Internationals 6, United States 6
Match 23 K.T. Kim (International) defeated Webb Simpson (U.S.), 1-up
Match 24 Charl Schwartzel (International) defeated Dustin Johnson (U.S.), 2&1
Match 25 Ryo Ishikawa (International) defeated Bubba Watson (U.S.), 3&2
Match 26 Geoff Ogilvy (International) defeated Bill Haas (U.S.), 2-up
Match 27 Hunter Mahan (U.S.) defeated Jason Day (International), 5&3
Match 28 Nick Watney (U.S.) defeated K.J. Choi (International), 3&2
Match 29 Adam Scott (International) defeated Phil Mickelson (U.S.), 2&1
Match 30 Retief Goosen (International) defeated Matt Kuchar (U.S.), 1-up
Match 31 Jim Furyk (U.S.) defeated Ernie Els (International), 4&3
Match 32 David Toms (U.S.) defeated Robert Allenby (International), 7&5
Match 33 Tiger Woods (U.S.) defeated Aaron Baddeley (International), 4&3
Match 34 Steve Stricker (U.S.) defeated Y.E. Yang (International), 2&1

FINAL RESULTS – United States 19, Internationals 15

The 19-15 final is the closest finish of The Presidents Cup since the U.S. won by 3 in 2005.

Year Entering final round Final result
1994 U.S. led by 4 points U.S. won by 8 points
1996 U.S. led by 1 point U.S. won by 1 point
1998 Internationals led by 9 points Internationals won by 9 points
2000 U.S. led by 8 points U.S. won by 11 points
2003 Internationals led by 3 points Match ended in a tie
2005 Tied U.S. won by 3 points
2007 U.S. led by 7 points U.S. won by 5 points
2009 U.S. led by 3 points U.S. won by 5 points
2011 U.S. led by 4 points U.S. won by 4 points

The U.S. team’s veterans made the most of Sunday’s singles matches. Five of the six victories on Sunday were
made by players under the age of 30 (Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, David Toms, Nick Watney and Tiger Woods).
The U.S. players who won on Sunday had a combined 20 years Presidents Cup experience entering this week.

International team - by country

Australia:
Robert Allenby 0-4-0
Aaron Baddeley 1-3-1
Jason Day 1-3-1
Geoff Ogilvy 3-1-1
Adam Scott 2-3-0

South Africa
Ernie Els 1-4-0
Retief Goosen 3-2-0
Charl Schwartzel 3-1-1

South Korea
K. J. Choi 3-2-0
K.T. Kim 2-2-0
Y.E. Yang 1-3-0

Japan
Ryo Ishikawa 2-2-0

Captains Picks

Here’s a look at how the four captains picks finished this week:
Robert Allenby (INT), 0-4-0
Aaron Baddeley (INT), 1-3-1

Tiger Woods (USA), 2-3-0
Bill Haas (USA), 1-3-1

With 1 ½ points scored between them, Robert Allenby (0-4-0) and Aaron Baddeley (1-3-1) set the record for
fewest cumulative points scored by a team's captain's picks. The previous low was 2 ½.
2-1/2 - 1998, John Huston (0-4-0) and Fred Couples (2-2-1)
2-1/2 - 1994, Fulton Allem (1-3-1) and Tsukasa Watanabe (1-2-0)

The Presidents Cup rookies

Out of the 10 Presidents Cup rookies, three were victories during Sunday’s singles matches (K.T. Kim, Nick Watney and Charl Schwartzel).

Final Rookie Standings:

Player Record Points
Aaron Baddeley 1-3-1 1 ½
Jason Day 1-3-1 1 ½
Bill Haas 1-3-1 1 ½
Dustin Johnson 1-3-1 1 ½
K.T. Kim 2-2-0 2
Matt Kuchar 1-3-1 1 ½
Charl Schwartzel 3-1-1 3 ½
Webb Simpson 3-2-0 3
Nick Watney 2-1-1 2 ½
Bubba Watson 3-1-0 3

Match 23 K.T. Kim (International) vs. Webb Simpson (U.S.)
Riding the momentum of Saturday afternoon’s Four-Ball victory, K.T. Kim opened Sunday’s singles match,
jumping to a 3-up lead through seven holes over Webb Simpson.
Simpson charged back, playing the back nine in 2-under-par and cut Kim’s lead to 1-up with a birdie on the 15th
hole and then all square on the 16th hole with a two-putt par.
Kim fired back with a birdie on the 17th hole and clinched the point for the International team with a par on the
18th hole. Kim also made a similar par putt on the 18th hole on Saturday to win the afternoon match.

SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 14-12 USA
K.T. Kim
2-2-0 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-0 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
1-0-0 (Singles)
2-2-0 (2011)
Webb Simpson
3-2-0 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
2-0-0 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
3-2-0 (2011)

Match 24 Charl Schwartzel (International) defeated Dustin Johnson (U.S.), 2&1
In a matchup of two Presidents Cup rookies, Charl Schwartzel raced out to an early lead and found himself 2-up
through three holes. A birdie at the 11th hole put the Masters champion at 4-up. Johnson closed the lead on the
back nine, but Schwartzel knocked a birdie put on top of Johnson’s birdie at the 17th hole to close out the match
2&1 lead.
Schwartzel’s win on Sunday gives him 3 ½ points for the week in his first career Presidents Cup. The 3 ½ points
were the most by any rookie this week.

SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 14-11 USA
Charl Schwartzel
2-1-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-1 (Foursomes)
2-0-0 (Four-Ball)
1-0-0 (Singles)
3-1-1 (2011)
Dustin Johnson
1-2-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
1-0-1 (Foursomes)
0-2-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
1-3-1 (2011)

Match 25 Ryo Ishikawa (International) vs. Bubba Watson (United States), 3&2
Ryo Ishikawa won his singles match over Bubba Watson and now has a 2-0-0 record in singles matches at The
Presidents Cup in his two years as a team member. Ishikawa rebounded from an 0-2-0 start this week to win his
Saturday morning Foursomes match and win his singles match against Watson.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 14-10
Ryo Ishikawa
4-4-0 (The Presidents Cup: 2009, 2011)
2-2-0 (Foursomes)
1-2-0 (Four-Ball)
2-0-0 (Singles)
2-2-0 (2011)
Bubba Watson
3-2-0 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
2-0-0 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
3-2-0 (2011)

Match 26 Geoff Ogilvy (International) defeated Bill Haas (United States), 2-up
In a back and forth match in which neither player led by more than 1, Melbourne native Geoff Ogilvy defeated
Bill Haas with a par on the 18th hole. Ogilvy is now undefeated in singles play in all three of his Presidents Cup
appearances.
Ogilvy finished the week with a 3-1-1 record, the only Australian on the team with a winning record.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 16-13
Geoff Ogilvy
7-6-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2007, 2009, 2011)
0-4-1 (Foursomes)
4-2-0 (Four-Ball)
3-0-0 (Singles)
3-1-1 (2011)
Bill Haas
1-3-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-1 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
1-3-1 (2011)

Match 27 Hunter Mahan (United States) vs. Jason Day (International), 5&3
Hunter Mahan enjoyed one of the better weeks for the United States team, recording his fourth point for the
Americans with a 5&3 victory over Australian Jason Day. A day earlier, Mahan drilled a long putt on the 17th
hole as he and Bill Haas beat Day and Aaron Baddeley in a Four-Ball match.
Mahan and Furyk are the only players to earn 4 or more points this week.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 14-9
Hunter Mahan
8-5-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2007, 2009, 2011)
4-1-1 (Foursomes)
2-3-0 (Four-Ball)
2-1-0 (Singles)
4-1-0 (2011)
Jason Day
1-2-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-1 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-0-0 (Singles)
1-2-1 (2011)

Match 28 Nick Watney (United States) defeated K.J. Choi (International), 3&2
With his 3&2 victory over K.J. Choi, Nick Watney became the only rookie on the U.S. Team to earn a point in
Sunday’s singles matches. The other five rookies (Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas and
Matt Kuchar) all lost their matches on Sunday.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 15-12
Nick Watney
2-1-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-0-1 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
1-0-0 (Singles)
2-1-1 (2011)
K.J. Choi
6-8-0 (The Presidents Cup: 2003, 2007, 2009)
1-4-0 (Foursomes)
3-3-0 (Four-Ball)
2-1-0 (Singles)
3-2-0 (2011)

Match 29 Adam Scott (International) defeated (Unites States), 2-up
Phil Mickelson conceded the first three holes of his match against Adam Scott as Scott was 4-up through 5 holes
in one of the headline matches on Sunday. The match remained lopsided through the first 14 holes with Adam
Scott remaining 4-up. Mickelson birdied the next two holes (15, 16) to make it interesting, but couldn’t match
Scott’s par on the 17th hole.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 16-14
Adam Scott
9-13-2 (The Presidents Cup: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
5-4-1 (Foursomes)
3-6-1 (Four-Ball)
2-3-0 (Singles)
2-3-0 (2011)
Phil Mickelson
18-14-10 (The Presidents Cup: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 20011)
9-6-2 (Foursomes)
7-4-5 (Four-Ball)
2-4-3 (Singles)
3-1-0 (2011)

Match 30 Matt Kuchar (United States) vs. Retief Goosen (International)
Retief Goosen reached the 18th hole for the first time this week during his singles with Matt Kuchar. Goosen
finished this week with a 3-2-0 record, rebounding from a 2009 Presidents Cup in which he finished 0-3-1.
Kuchar and Goosen both played the front nine without a bogey.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 18-15
Retief Goosen
14-12-3 (The Presidents Cup: 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
2-8-2 (Foursomes)
8-2-1 (Four-Ball)
4-2-0 (Singles)
3-2-0 (2011)
Matt Kuchar
1-3-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-1 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
1-3-1 (2011)

Match 31 Jim Furyk (United States) vs. Ernie Els (International)
Jim Furyk defeated Ernie Els 4&3 to finish as the only player to record a 5-0-0 record at this year’s Presidents
Cup. With the win, Furyk now has 20 victories in his Presidents Cup career, tied with Tiger Woods for the
most all-time.
Jim Furyk joins three other players who have gone 5-0-0 in The Presidents Cup history: Shigeki Maruyama (5-
0-0, 1998); Mark O’Meara (5-0-0, 1996); Tiger Woods (5-0-0, 2009).
With a 5-2 career singles record, Furyk is tied for the all-time lead in singles victories.
Furyk, playing in his seventh career Presidents Cup, has only had a losing record in his first-ever appearance
(1996).
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 17-14
Jim Furyk
20-10-3 (The Presidents Cup: 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
7-3-3 (Foursomes)
8-5-0 (Four-Ball)
5-2-0 (Singles)
5-0-0 (2011)
Ernie Els
17-16-2 (The Presidents Cup: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011)
6-7-1 (Foursomes)
8-5-1 (Four-Ball)
3-4-0 (Singles)
1-4-0 (2011)

Match 32 David Toms (United States) defeated Robert Allenby (International), 7&5
David Toms’ 7&5 victory at the 13th hole is second only to David Frost’s 7&6 win at the 1996 Presidents Cup as
the shortest singles matches in tournament history. Toms is now 3-1 in singles play in his Presidents Cup career.
Toms also finished the week with a 3-1 record.
Robert Allenby (0-4-0) ties John Huston's mark for fewest points scored by a captain's pick. Huston went 0-4-0
in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.
With an overall record of 8-17-3, Allenby has more losses (17) than any other player in Presidents Cup history.
In Toms’ three victories this week he won 6&5, 5&4 and 7&5, playing only 40 holes in his three victories.
Toms was the only player on Sunday to go without a bogey.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 16-12
David Toms
9-8-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
5-3-0 (Foursomes)
1-4-1 (Four- Ball)
3-1-0 (Singles)
3-1-0 (2011)
Robert Allenby
8-17-3 (The Presidents Cup: 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011)
3-7-2 (Foursomes)
4-6-0 (Four-Ball)
1-4-1 (Singles)
0-4-0 (2011)

Match 33 Tiger Woods (United States) defeated Aaron Baddeley (International),
Tiger Woods played the front nine in 3-under-par and clinched the Presidents Cup with his fifth birdie of the
day on the 15th hole by beating Aaron Baddeley. Woods has now clinched the Cup two years in a row. In 2009,
Tiger Woods clinched The Presidents Cup on the 13th hole of his match against Y.E. Yang, winning 6&5.
The only other player to clinch the cup in multiple President Cups was Fred Couples who also clinched twice in
1994 and 1996.
Woods becomes the first captain’s pick to clinch the Presidents Cup.
With his win, Woods now has 20 career Presidents Cup victories, tied with Jim Furyk for the most career wins.
Woods’ singles record moves to 5-2. His five wins in singles play is also tied for the most with Jim Furyk.
SCORE WHEN MATCH FINISHED: 18-14 (Clinched cup)
Tiger Woods
20-14-1 (The Presidents Cup: 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
10-3-1 (Foursomes)
5-9-0 (Four-Ball)
5-2-0 (Singles)
2-3-0 (2011)
Aaron Baddeley
1-3-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2011)
0-1-1 (Foursomes)
1-1-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
1-3-1 (2011)

Match 34 Steve Stricker (U.S.) defeated Y.E. Yang (International), 2&1
Steve Stricker won the final singles match, giving the U.S. team 19 points for the week. Stricker, who was all
but unbeatable in 2009 when paired with Tiger Woods, came to Royal Melbourne after a neck/shoulder injury
put his status for The Presidents Cup 2011 in question. Stricker finished the week with a 2-2-0 record.
Yang had a tough opening nine holes with bogeys on holes 3, 5, 6 and 8 and a double bogey at No. 4.
Steve Stricker
11-8-0 (The Presidents Cup: 1996, 2007, 2009, 2011)
4-3-0 (Foursomes)
5-3-0 (Four-Ball)
2-2-0 (Singles)
2-2-0 (2011)
Y.E. Yang
3-5-1 (The Presidents Cup: 2009, 2011)
1-1-1 (Foursomes)
2-2-0 (Four-Ball)
0-1-0 (Singles)
1-3-0 (2011)