Presidents Cup 2017: Brooks Koepka says USA rookies are 'all fired up'

Last time out, the top golfer on the squad simply wasn't that. The following day, there will be four foursome matchups in the morning and four four-ball matches in the afternoon before wrapping up Sunday with 12 singles matches that will likely determine the victor.

Internationals captain Nick Price went into bat for 29-year-old Day, saying he was "gassed after such a big (US) summer".

Veteran Adam Scott, who will partner Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas in the second match, has been similarly unimpressive at 4-8-1.

A half-point simply won't cut it this time and Day knows that.

After eight surgeries, including four procedures done on his back since 2014, 41-year-old Tiger Woods injected some uncharacteristic humor in his response to a question about whether he thought his body would ever be back to 100 percent healthy again. But when you come out to a Presidents Cup or a Ryder Cup, or like at an Olympics like I've played, you're playing for so much more. I know our games are kind of opposite but we seem to mesh well together on the golf course. Unfortunately I take the blame for that.

"If I play alternate-shot, it's unlikely that I will tee off on that hole, " joked Mickelson, whose driving accuracy is not known as his strength. He had fusion surgery on his back in April, and he had reason to wonder if he would be able to join the US team in this capacity.

The Aussies, Day and Leishman, both arrive in form and have plenty of experience in the event.

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Reed is so patriotic, he even broke out a pair of trousers from the 2016 Ryder Cup to wear as part of his third-round scripting in June at the U.S. Open.

That's not the case this time.

Not a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the Presidents Cup? I don't believe the national anthem is the place to do that - but I can't fault them because it's their right (to protest). His season has been mediocre by his lofty standards as he dealt with a recurring back ailment.

The event begins with five foursomes matches on Thursday (Friday morning AEST). I think this is the group that's going to be there for a long time.

"We're comfortable with what we've got going", he said. "On our weeks, we can beat anyone, and that goes throughout the whole team here". Here's is our predictions to win this team golf event. The close finish seemed to energize a team that had become exhausted of getting hammered time and again. Woods still holds the record for most matches won in Presidents Cup history, with 24, one ahead of Phil Mickelson, who could pass him this week.

Jordan, he said, had an average score of about 80, and could shoot between 70 and 75 on a good day. The team with more points at the end wins.

Team USA has won 9 of the 11 matches and only lost once back in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.


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