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Jim Furyk: A+
Suddenly making putts, his 21 birdies led all players; was singlehandedly The Difference.
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Bill Haas: C
Took 4 of 5 matches to 18th hole, made solid contribution.
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Dustin Johnson: F
Hard to imagine him ever contending at Masters after his short game flaws badly exposed.
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Matt Kuchar: B-
Extra credit for team-room role--dethroned Phil as king of Ping Pong, trash talk. Priceless.
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Hunter Mahan: A
Great swing, great showing--why he doesn’t win three times a year?
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Phil Mickelson: B+
Holed enough long putts with Furyk to atone for god-awful singles showing.
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Webb Simpson: A-
Tougher than he looks; he’s America’s new best golfer.
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Steve Stricker: B
Shook off injury and rust, showed Aussies the power of cheese.
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David Toms: A-
Did he even miss a fairway? You can take this guy anywhere.
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Nick Watney: A
Watney turned around crucial singles match that stemmed Internationals’ charge.
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Bubba Watson: B
Until he ran out of gas near end, was most passionate and dynamic player on team.
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Tiger Woods: B+
Resembled Tiger of old; shaping shots again and, in singles, holing putts. Look out in ’12.
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Fred Couples: A-
Shades of Zinger: A players’ captain who pushes all the right buttons all the time.
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Robert Allenby: F
Sorry, Shark, match play key is putting, not local knowledge. You chose ... poorly.
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Aaron Baddeley: C
Some big putts but RMGC too much golf course for an iffy ballstriker.
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K.J. Choi: B+
Team’s Mr. Steady played well but lost key singles match Internationals HAD to have.
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Jason Day: D-
Biggest disappointment of week; couldn’t play in wind or out of rough. Wow.
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Ernie Els: D+
Not much help from partners; plus, the putter is absolutely killing him.
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Retief Goosen: B
Missed amazing number of short putts for a guy who won three matches.
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Ryo Ishikawa: A-
Hit poorly first two sessions, then rose to occasion with big finish—terrific clutch putter.
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K.T. Kim: A
Biggest surprise of Cup; gets A for must-win singles opener against U.S. top gun Simpson.
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Geoff Ogilvy: A-
Only Aussie with winning record; maybe it was that old-school mustache.
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Charl Schwartzel: A-
Never seemed comfortable with his game yet earned 3.5 points.
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Adam Scott: B
Played better than record shows; pairing with Ogilvy might’ve been better.
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Y.E. Yang: C-
Wore out his collection of hybrids, couldn’t get it going with Kim as partner.
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Greg Norman: C+
Scored big in diplomacy, sportsmanship but did he outsmart himself with too-difficult course setup?