“I think it’d be a lot of fun to play against Jordan”, he said. “It will mean a lot to me, so I’m determined to do my very best”.
That would give him an additional three starts compared with what he played last season on the PGA Tour.
An hour later, the worldwide team started practice.
United States team players Bubba Watson, right, and J.B. Holmes walk on the fifth hole during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
‘I’m not going to get mad, I am just going to make sure everything goes smoothly, ‘ said Bae, who remains unaware to which branch of the military he will be assigned. “Anyone on the US side, I am happy to play against”.
“I think a lot of people around the world are interested to see if that will happen”, Day told reporters on Tuesday.
After three days of foursomes and four ball team play, the competition goes into a singles format on Sunday with all 12 players from each team taking on an opponent. Danny Lee, a South Korean-born New Zealander, has said he’d like to take on Spieth in the singles and try to beat him. Bae Sang-moon was one of two captain’s picks, thanks in large part to his Korean tour victories at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in 2013 and 2014.
The PGA Tour reduced the total number of points at this year’s Presidents Cup to 30, down from 34 in previous events.
“It was a blessing and kind of a frustrating week at the same time because I was wanting to get a few rest, but at the same time, I knew I had a chance to go so I was trying to practice and mentally prepare for going overseas and all the stuff you have to do”, Holmes said. “To be able to play with those guys will be great, especially in front of the home crowds”. But look, I certainly see it as a positive to go to CIMB and HSBC and start quickly. “It should be an exciting and nervous kind of week for them, too”. Given that he has earned in excess of $28m on the PGA Tour alone and rakes in another $10m from his sponsorship deal with Nike every year it’s easy to understand that McIroy’s motivation has little to do with financial gain and much more to do with winning major titles.
‘I will miss the PGA Tour and the competition, ‘ said Bae.
Finishing T-12 at the Tour Championship was a disappointing way to end the season, but East Lake doesn’t really suit his game and Fowler has yet to figure it out.
Bae declined to answer any questions regarding the 21-months of mandatory military service in the South Korean armed forces that awaits him after the matches, instead focusing on how special it will be to play in such a prestigious event in his home country.
“Playing well at the U.S. Open and the Open Championship really got me going, and from there, I turned everything on”, he said.
For just the second time in the last seven years, Kuchar didn’t record a win this season, but he did finish 19th in the FedEx race with over $2.7 million in earnings. The 25-year old finished ninth in the FedEx Cup with earnings of just under $4 million and secured his first PGA Tour win at the Greenbrier. He couldn’t guarantee he’d be able to hold himself together if the global Team wins.
“In my case, once again, if I need to sit out because I’m playing poorly, then I’ll sit out, even though I’ve played great this year”.