Stenson on top of the world/ Presidents cup preview

Richard Sterne


The first thing I have to mention in this post is a massive congratulation to Henrik Stenson on winning both the Tour Championship and the FedEx cup. Stenson has always been a consistent golfer but never an exciting golfer, he has always been there or there about but has yet to stamp his mark upon the world of golf, until now of course. A quiet few years may have been the calm before the storm as Stenson has taken 2013 by the scruff of its neck and has made all his opponents fear him. He is not only 4th in the world rankings but is also 11.5 million dollars richer after winning the Tour Championship after leading from day 1 and also winning the FedEx Cup after Tiger Woods only had himself to blame after leaving the door wide open for Stenson to pounce. Stensons wonderful year is all down to his terrific iron play which has seen him hit 71.96% of greens which is of course the best on the PGA tour.

With the main golfing season over, many of you are beginning to lose your minds, because similar to me, golf is all you have. However, there is always something for us to watch and this week is the Presidents Cup. Today is the first day of the Presidents cup and sees America up against the Internationals.

These are the pairings on the first day:

Mahan & Snedeker Vs Day & De Laet

Haas & Simpson Vs Scott & Matsuyama

Mickelson & Bradley Vs Oosthuizen & Schwartzel

Stricker & Spieth Vs Els & De Jonge

Kuchar & Woods Vs Cabrera Vs Leishman

Johnson & Dufner Vs Grace & Sterne

Tiger Woods who was named 2013 player of the year after winning numerous competitions at the start of the year is partnered alongside Matt Kuchar who is another player who has proved himself to the golfing world. After being regularly partnered with Steve Stricker over the past few years, Woods is now given a new challenge. The International Team has 7 rookies which could end up hindering their chances of winning when it comes down to the nitty-gritty side of the competition. The Americans have only lost once against the Internationals which was in 1998. The American side is extremely talented and has some vital experience in Mickelson and Woods, which went it comes down to it could be pivotal in who will win.

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