Category: 2013 Presidents Cup


October 07, 2013

Female Presidents Cup streaker wanted to make streaking history

Posted at 2:30 PM by Coleman McDowell
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Like all of the best ideas, it started off as a joke on Saturday night.

But one day later, a woman from Plainville, Mass., found herself naked and sprinting down the 18th hole at Muirfield Village at the Presidents Cup.

"I was just like this will be funny, and it will be epic," she said on Boston's "Karlson and McKenzie" morning radio show as she bore it all about her motives to bare it all Sunday afternoon. (Listen to the full audio here.)

She was introduced as Kim, and she lives with her 82-year-old grandmother in Ohio after a recent move from Los Angeles at the end of September. Ohio isn't L.A. and Muirfield Village isn't Hollywood, so something had to be done to spice up the event she was working at as a temporary employee as a banquet server on the 17th hole.

"I did some research on the top streakers of all time, and they seemed to be all men," Kim said on the show. "I said, 'Let’s try and change this.'" 

Did her grandmother approve? "She thought it was funny, but my mom on the other hand did not."

Those stickers plastered all over her body? Scrapbooking stickers found Sunday morning at her local Wal-Mart. 

After being caught by the police, she was given a jacket and taken into custody without handcuffs. The penalty for a few minutes of clothes-free exercise in the middle of a internationally streamed telecast? $100

What's next for Kim from Plainville? She's already secured the handle @PresCupStreaker on Twitter, is making the media rounds this week and is plastered across sport sites across the globe.

"I’m still thinking about it honestly," she said. "I don’t know if you can top that."

(Photo: Getty)

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October 06, 2013

Video: Phil Mickelson skips shot over water hazard

Posted at 10:28 PM by Mike Walker

Phil Mickelson is the master of the recovery shot, but his second shot on 14 looked tricky even by his standard. Mickelson was in the right rough, on a steep slope, with a tree blocking his shot to the green and a water hazard fronting the green. Mickelson tried a miracle shot that hit the tree but got a miracle bounce, somehow skipping across the water. See the video above.

Mickelson, however, lost the hole and eventually the match 1-up to Angel Cabrera. But as usual with Mickelson, it was never boring.

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Video: Graham DeLaet holes out on 18 in two matches Sunday

Posted at 9:54 PM by Mike Walker

Canadian Graham DeLaet may have been on the losing side of the Presidents Cup on Sunday, but he proved his match-play prowess by holing out on the 18th hole in not one, but two matches. Playing with Jason Day in foursomes, DeLaet chipped in for birdie to halve the match with U.S. team juggernaut Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. Then later in the day in singles, he holed a bunker shot on 18 to take down U.S. whiz kid Jordan Spieth 1-up. See the video above.

``It was unbelievable,'' DeLaet said about the shot against Mickelson and Bradley. ``Just one of the coolest feelings in my life, really.''

After the Spieth match, DeLaet sounded almost as amazed as the fans at Muirfield Village.

``Pretty crazy finish the last two times here,'' he said. ``I executed them both well, but there's some luck involved as well. I mean, it's super exciting to finish like that. To win the match here and then to halve the match this morning, it makes it even better.''

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woman streaker races past Fred Couples at Presidents Cup

Posted at 5:43 PM by Pete Madden

 

Streaker at Muirfield Village
Credit: Getty Images

 

Just when we were starting to lose interest in the rain-delayed, tape-delayed, drama-free 2013 Presidents Cup on Sunday, a patriotic streaker ran right past a curious Fred Couples [above] on the 18th hole at Muirfield Village.

Streaker at Muirfield Village
Credit: Getty Images

 

Golf streakers are a rare breed -- and generally seem to play their trade across the pond -- but with a U.S. victory all-but-assured before the start of singles play Sunday, we'll take whatever excitement we can get.

Stephanie Wei reported that the stunt may have actually been a tribute to 46-year-old Steve Stricker.

“She was after Steve,” said [Ernie Els], after beating Stricker 1 up, smiling. “We both looked the other way.” ... Stricker, with his wife Nicki standing next to him said, “She was yelling, ‘Streaking for Stricker.’” Understandably, Mrs. Stricker shook her head, though she seemed slightly amused, as well.

Streaker at Muirfield Village
Credit: Getty Images

 

No word yet on her identity as early reports (below, from Golf News Net) suggest that she may have actually escaped capture.

The streaker, a woman, was not immediately identified. Fans on the grounds said the woman ran all the way up the 18th fairway a little after 2 p.m. ET, evading police trying to catch her. She may well have completely escaped legal troubles.

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NBC Sports won't show Presidents Cup finale live

Posted at 10:19 AM by Mike Walker

Tiger_300_blogNBC Sports has decided to show the Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup on tape delay instead of showing the matches live, according to a statement from the network.

Because of the rain delays that have plagued this year's event at Murifield Village in Dublin, Ohio, the Sunday singles started at 9 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday morning, instead of noon as originally planned. Here's the statement from NBC:

Resumption of today’s Presidents Cup will begin tomorrow morning on Golf Channel at 7 a.m. ET through the conclusion of the Foursomes matches. Coverage of the Singles matches will begin on GOLF CHANNEL ON NBC at Noon ET. Since the tee times have been moved forward to the morning, contractual obligations and NBC's Sunday morning news and public affairs programming will force coverage to be tape-delayed, barring further weather delays.

While Presidents Cup matches are being played live Sunday morning, NBC sister network The Golf Channel is broadcasting coverage of the Seve Cup from Europe. The NBC Sports Network is broadcasting English Premier League soccer.

Photo: Tiger Woods at the Presidents Cup on Saturday (Getty Images).

October 04, 2013

Nicklaus: 'Washington has its own mess right now'

Posted at 11:47 AM by Kevin Cunningham

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(Jack Nicklaus (right) speaks with former president George W. Bush Thursday at the Presidents Cup.)

With the government shutdown entering its fourth day, the ripples originating from Washington D.C. have traveled all the way to Dublin, Ohio, where discontent over the endless obstruction on Capitol Hill has piqued the interest of arguably the greatest player in golf history.

While hosting this year's Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village, 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus found time to speak with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," and the federal shutdown was on his mind.

"Washington has its own mess right now," said Nicklaus. "I don't think we're any better than we were [during the presidential election]. As a matter of fact, I think we're probably worse. I don't see a rosy picture from my standpoint. I think we can do a lot better in Washington."

This is not the only way that the game of golf has been affected by the recent intransigence in D.C. (many courses operated by the National Park Service have been shuttered and employees furloughed), but it's quite telling when a golf legend of Nicklaus' stature can be distracted, if only momentarily, while hosting such an important international event at his own course.

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(Photo: Stan Badz / Getty Images)

October 03, 2013

Live Coverage of Day 2 at the 2013 Presidents Cup

Posted at 8:46 PM by Golf.com

Golf.com is live blogging day 2 of the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Mobile users can follow along here: http://bit.ly/1bwTCc1

Keegan Bradley wearing Michael Jordan 'Jumpman' golf shoes

Posted at 1:00 PM by Pete Madden

Keegan Bradley is rocking a pair of Presidents Cup-themed Jumpman golf shoes at Muirfield Village this week courtesy of friend and "mental coach" Michael Jordan.

"I'm excited to wear his shoes and be part of [Michael Jordan's] brand," Bradley told reporters following Wednesday's practice round. "Just wearing these shoes makes me a little bit cockier, a little more ready to win."

The NY Daily News reported in March that Bradley had enlisted the help of the hoops legend to help him rediscover the attitude that, Jordan believes, fuels Bradley's success.

"He just wanted me to be more cocky out there, more aggressive and I’m learning through him the mental side of what he was thinking and it’s a big help to me," said Bradley. "It’s a really good thing to have, somebody like that to be able to text and reach out to. He’s very approachable, very willing to give me information and help me out, which is really cool."

Bradley will once again team up with Phil Mickelson to take on Internationals Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in Thursday's four-ball matches.

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October 02, 2013

Video: Spieth makes hole-in-one in Prez Cup practice round

Posted at 3:14 PM by Pete Madden

It's already been a good week for Jordan Spieth, but it just got better.

The 20-year-old rookie aced the 12th hole at Muirfield Village in a practice round with Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar one day before Presidents Cup play is scheduled to begin.

U.S. captain Fred Couples announced Wednesday afternoon that Spieth will be paired with veteran Steve Stricker in Thursday's four-ball match. The duo will take on Ernie Els of South Africa and Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe.

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Couples, Price reveal Presidents Cup pairings, matchups for Thursday four-ball

Posted at 1:43 PM by Pete Madden
Fred Couples, Nick Price
Credit: Getty Images

 

Matt Kuchar is the 10th player to have Tiger Woods as a partner in the Presidents Cup.

Woods and Kuchar are in the fifth of six matches, taking on Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman in fourballs. This is the seventh Presidents Cup for Woods, and the second for Kuchar.

International captain Nick Price has put Jason Day and Graham DeLaet in the opening match against Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker.

Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson also have new partners.

Mickelson, the only player to have competed in every Presidents Cup, has Keegan Bradley. That's his 13th partner in this event. Els got his 10th partner in Brendon de Jonge, one of seven rookies on the International team.

It's the first time since 1996 the opening session is fourballs.

The full pairings and matchups are listed below.

1. Hunter Mahan & Brandt Snedeker vs. Jason Day & Graham DeLaet

2. Bill Haas & Webb Simpson vs. Adam Scott & Hideki Matsuyama

3. Phil Mickelson & Keegan Bradley vs. Louis Oosthuizen & Charl Schwartzel

4. Steve Stricker & Jordan Spieth vs. Ernie Els & Brendon de Jonge

5. Tiger Woods & Matt Kuchar vs. Angel Cabrera & Marc Leishman

6. Jason Dufner & Zach Johsnon vs. Branden Grace & Richard Sterne

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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