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2009 Presidents Cup


This was the eighth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American side's victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 6, International 1, with one tie.

Final Score: USA 19.5, International 14.5

Dates Played: Oct. 8-11, 2009

Location: Harding Park Golf Club in San Francisco, California

Team Captains: Greg Norman (International) and Fred Couples (USA)

Team Rosters: International - Geoff Ogilvy, Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, Angel Cabrera, Mike Weir, Robert Allenby, Y.E. Yang, Tim Clark, Ryo Ishikawa, Adam Scott. USA - Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, Sean O'Hair, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Lucas Glover, Hunter Mahan.

Notes: This Presidents Cup included 17-year-old Ryo Ishikawa as a captain's pick for Team International, making him the youngest competitor in tournament history. That gamble didn't pay off though, as the Internationals trailed by three entering singles and the USA pulled away for the win.

Day 1 Results


  • Anthony Kim/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) def. Mike Weir/Tim Clark, 3 and 2
  • Adam Scott/Ernie Els (Int) def. Hunter Mahan/Sean O’Hair, 2 and 1
  • Vijay Singh/Robert Allenby (Int) def. Lucas Glover/Stewart Cink, 1-up
  • Kenny Perry/Zach Johnson (U.S.) def. Angel Cabrera/Camilo Villegas, 2-up
  • Tiger Woods/Steve Stricker (U.S.) def. Geoff Ogilvy/Ryo Ishikawa, 6 and 4
  • Retief Goosen/Y.E. Yang (Int) halved with Jim Furyk/Justin Leonard

Day 2 Results


  • Mickelson/Leonard (U.S.) def. Goosen/Scott, 3 and 2
  • Els/Weir (Int) def. Furyk/Kim, 2-up
  • Ishikawa/Yang (Int) def. Perry/O’Hair, 4 and 3
  • Singh/Clark (Int) def. Glover/Cink, 1-up
  • Johnson/Mahan (U.S.) def. Allenby/Villegas, 2 and 1
  • Stricker/Woods (U.S.) def. Ogilvy/Cabrera, 5 and 3

Day 3 Results


  • Mickelson/O’Hair (U.S.) def. Goosen/Villegas, 5 and 3
  • Leonard/Furyk (U.S.) def. Els/Scott, 4 and 2
  • Allenby/Singh (Int) halved with Cink/Mahan
  • Woods/Stricker (U.S.) def. Weir/Clark, 1-up
  • Yang/Ishikawa (Int) def. Perry/Johnson, 3 and 2


  • Kim/Furyk (U.S.) def. Cabrera/Scott, 2-up
  • Ogilvy/Allenby (Int) def. Cink/Glover, 2 and 1
  • Els/Weir (Int) def. Johnson/Leonard, 5 and 3
  • Woods/Stricker (U.S.) def. Ishikawa/Yang, 4 and 2
  • Singh/Clark (Int) halved with Mickelson/O’Hair

Day 4 Results


  • Mahan (U.S.) def. Villegas, 2 and 1
  • Cink (U.S.) def. Scott, 4 and 3
  • Weir (Int) halved with Leonard
  • Kim (U.S.) def. Allenby, 5 and 3
  • Ogilvy (Int) def. Stricker, 2 and 1
  • O’Hair (U.S.) def. Els, 6 and 4
  • Ishikawa (Int) def. Perry, 2 and 1
  • Clark (Int) def. Johnson, 4 and 3
  • Woods (U.S.) def. Yang, 6 and 5
  • Singh (Int) halved with Glover
  • Mickelson (U.S.) def. Goosen, 2 and 1
  • Cabrera (Int) def. Furyk, 4 and 3



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