Off the Tee: The Presidents Cup That Almost Wasn’t, What is Tiger Thinking?
A not-so-funny thing happened in the hours leading up to the 2015 Presidents Cup - it almost didn't happen.
A day before the event was scheduled to start in South Korea, the International team announced they planned to boycott the event, if the number of matches weren't reduced from 34 to 28.
PGA Chairman Tim Finchem, came up with a compromise solution of 30 matches, and, without consulting the American team, changed the format.
Team USA still won the event 15 1/2 to 14 1/2, thanks to a Bill Haas putt on the final hole of the final match in Incheon City.
In this edition of "Off The Tee" with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog, we talk about the controversy, the dramatic finish, and some other bizarre happenings surrounding the Presidents Cup.
Other headlines from the golf world:
- Tiger Woods phones Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III during the Presidents Cup to throw his hat in the ring for Ryder Cup vice captain. Joel says both the call and the timing are head scratchers.
- The 2015-16 PGA Tour schedule tees off this week at the Frys.com Open in Napa Valley, California. Joel previews the field.
- Farmington, Minnesota native Sammy Schmitz earns a spot in The Masters after winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur at age 35. Joel used to compete against Schmitz when the two were in college.
Listen to my complete interview with Joel here: