Presidents Cup Report Cards: International Team

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Presidents Cup Report Cards: International Team By David Dusek Mike Weir Overall record: 3-1-1 Points earned: 3.5 Grade: A+ With the expectations of an entire nation on his shoulders, Weir was a stud for the International team and their top point-earner. Sure, Tiger Woods handed him the match with errors on the 17th and 18th, but Weir drained huge putts, stuffed wedges close and was the picture of determination all week. On what was arguably the biggest stage of his career, it was great to see Weir summon his best golf since he won the 2003 Masters. Nice goin', eh?!Click here to see the report cards for the U.S. players
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Geoff Ogilvy Overall record: 2-3-0 Points earned: 2 Grade: D He may have been a rookie to the Presidents Cup, but this former U.S. Open winner knows about match play. He won the WGC World Match Play Championship in 2006 and was the runner-up in 2007. But half of Ogilvy's points this week came in a meaningless singles win over Steve Stricker after the Cup had been decided. A player with this much game should earn more than just 1 point in two foursome matches and two four-ball matches.
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Rory Sabbatini Overall record: 0-3-1 Points earned: 0.5 Grade: D Sabbatini had the guts to reach for driver on the short par 4s, and the heart to battle, but his game let him down. Paired with fellow South African Trevor Immelman, Sabbatini was just 0-2-1 in the foursomes and four-ball matches. Blowing a 2-up lead through nine holes to lose to Scott Verplank showed the rookie's inexperience. Sabbatini's bomb-and-gouge style can win on the PGA Tour, but he needs to become more consistent if he wants to be a real threat in match play.
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K.J. Choi Overall record: 1-3-0 Points earned: 1 Grade: D Choi won the Memorial and the AT&T National, but he was in danger of being the only player in the competition without so much as a half point until he rallied to win his singles match against Hunter Mahan, 3 and 2. Choi's game seemed to lack rhythm, and he never really got going. For a player who is usually laser-straight off the tee and can be a lights-out putter, this week's performance has to be very disappointing.
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Adam Scott Overall record: 1-3-1 Points earned: 1.5 Grade: C- The Australian defeated Zach Johnson, 2 and 1, to win his first singles match in Presidents Cup competition. But Scott, the No. 6 player in the world golf rankings, is too good to earn only a half point in two four-ball and two foursome matches. A player with this much talent should win twice as many points.
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Nick O'Hern Overall record: 1-4-0 Points earned: 1 Grade: C- So much for the Tiger tamer. O'Hern went 0-2 in matches when he faced Woods, including a 5-and-3 drubbing when paired with fellow Aussie Geoff Ogilvy in Saturday's four-ball. O'Hern's broomstick-style putter helped him here and there, but this captain's pick was never a factor in the competition, and his mere presence may have given Woods motivation.
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Retief Goosen Overall record: 2-2-1 Points earned: 2.5 Grade: C+ Goosen has won two U.S. Opens, and the International team needed a big-time performance from him. Instead, Goosen played ... decent. The Goose deserves credit for becoming the first player to defeat Jim Furyk in singles in a Presidents Cup, but his team needed more. A quiet end to a quiet year.
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Stuart Appleby Overall record: 2-3-0 Points earned: 2 Grade: C+ Appleby and Vijay Singh were great in the four-ball matches, demolishing Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk on Friday and edging Steve Stricker and Hunter Mahan on Saturday. But his 2-and-1 loss to Charles Howell III in singles was surprising. Appleby can be streaky, but he has a solid game, so it's puzzling that he now has an abysmal 5-14-2 record in the Presidents Cup.
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Angel Cabrera Overall record: 2-2-0 Points earned: 2 Grade: B- In team competitions, stars have to come through, and the U.S. Open champ is now a star. Aside from making a key birdie putt on the 18th on Friday, Cabrera didn't deliver. Friday's win with Retief Goosen was big, and he beat a gutsy Woody Austin, 2 and 1, on Sunday, but his game was erratic. He and K.J. Choi blew a 2-up lead through 12 holes in Saturday's four-ball match against Stewart Cink and Jim Furyk.
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Vijay Singh Overall record: 2-2-1 Points earned: 2.5 Grade: B- Singh was dazzling with Stuart Appleby in their 5-and-4 rout of Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk in the Friday four-ball, and he played solidly with Mike Weir on Saturday morning in a foursome win. But Singh didn't make a single birdie against Phil Mickelson in their singles match, losing 5 and 4, and he missed putts throughout the competition. Think he'll be on the practice green tomorrow?
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Ernie Els Overall record: 3-2-0 Points earned: 3 Grade: B He looked asleep during his foursome loss with Angel Cabrera on Thursday, and at times during Friday's four-ball win he looked like he was simply trying to stay out of Mike Weir's way. But as the competition wore on, Els improved, and he made five birdies in eight holes to come back against Lucas Glover on Sunday. That said, it would have been nice to see a little more fight from Els when he and Adam Scott lost to Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods in Saturday's foursome match, 4 and 3.
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Trevor Immelman Overall record: 0-3-1 Points earned: 0.5 Grade: D After an injury-plagued season, Immelman was not the same player who won the 2006 Western Open. Paired with the free-swinging Rory Sabbatini all week, he needed to be Mr. Steady, but he couldn't hit enough fairways and greens. The duo was defeated three times and blew a 2-up lead through 15 holes in Friday's four-ball match to earn just a half point. A completely healthy Immelman, with more experience, may someday be a solid Presidents Cup player — but he's not there yet. Click here to see the report cards for the U.S. players