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Presidents Cup grades: Si Woo Kim leads International side


With 14 Presidents’ Cups in the books, here are the scores for the underdog internationals and captain at Quayle Hollow:

Si Woo Kim: A

Write down: 3-1
Why score? Tom Kim got all the headlines, but Si Woo Kim probably deserved more. He led the International with three wins, including teaming with rookie Cam Davis for the only away point on Thursday, and ended his week by heading Justin Thomas to win a huge singles point in the opener.

Tom Kim: B+

Write down: 2-3
Why score? I’m going to slow down Tom Kim a bit. Yes, the 20-year-old rookie brought a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the guests. Yes, he delivered a few clutch moments, nothing more than the winning number 18 bird on Saturday’s fourball beating Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantley. Yes, he will be a star for decades to come. But he still lost three matches.

Sungjae Im: B

Write down: 2-2-1
Why score? After leading the International in points in 2019, I’ve been running a lot this week. Something tells me this won’t be the last time we’ve seen the Im-Munos (1-0-1) fourball duo, but I can say with confidence that Im-Conners won’t be repeated (0-2). A singles victory over Cam Young ended a solid week that could have been better without Conners.

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With 14 Presidents’ Cups in the books, here are the scores for the winning American players and captain at Quayle Hollow.

Sebastian Munoz: B-

Write down: 2-0-1
Why rating? Received high marks from Captain Immelman for his intangibles, so he gets a small bonus for that. On the field, he has not lost a single match, although I would like him to play more often.

CH Lee: B-

Write down: 2-1
Why rating? Talk earlier in the week hinted that Lee could be the secret weapon for the Internationals, and although he surprisingly only played two tag team sessions, both as a four-man with Tom Kim, Husky Boy finished with a winning record and a singles victory over Billy Horschel.

Cam Davis: C+

Write down: 2-3
Why rating? To be honest, the rookie wasn’t that bad. Yes, he lost three matches, but that eagle-bird-bird finish in Saturday’s four-ball was one of the best moments for the losing side – certainly not in the Tom Kim division.

Trevor Immelman bristled after the fall of the International

Trevor Immelman bristled after the fall of the International

Adam Scott: K-

Write down: 2-3
Why rating? There were some good things in the 10th Presidents Cup, some bad things. It was fun to watch him lead the young Aussie Davis over the course of two matches, but you have to wonder if the International wouldn’t be better served by splitting Scott and Hideki Matsuyama.

Hideki Matsuyama: S-

Write down: 1-3-1
Why rating? With so many top international players vying for LIV, Matsuyama needed a special week. He lost in terms of scoring, but to be fair, he lost to Schaufele-Cantley (two) and Spit-Thomas, and he earned a draw against Sam Burns, who looked great on his own ball this week.

Christian Bezuidenhout: D

Write down: 1-0-1
Why rating? D by default. It’s not his fault that he only played two sessions, or not? The best stick of the tournament beat Kevin Kisner in singles, but otherwise he barely got his sticks dirty.

Myth Pereira 😀

Write down: 0-2-1
Why score? It was a quiet week, with one strong nine-back earning half a point in a fourball against Bezuidenhout on Friday. Other than that, Pereira’s cup debut wasn’t much of a celebration as his poor 18th-place tee in fours on Thursday cost the International at least half a point and was dominated in singles by Collin Morikawa.

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Corey Conners: F

Write down: 0-4
Why score? One of only two Canadians who would have no reason to go. His club was not good. He knocked Im four. Not a good week at all.

Taylor Pendrit: F

Write down: 0-4
Why score? Another pointless Canadian. He had his singles match against Tony Finau for a while, but that was about it.

Captain Trevor Immelman: B+

Why score? You can’t get an A if you don’t win, but Immelman did the rest. He remained positive and optimistic despite the many LIV strikes and this was reflected in his players who came together and fought hard even though they were outgunned. Mike Weir is likely to be the next captain in Canada, but Immelman should be in the international team room for the foreseeable future.

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