Internationals dig themselves another hole on Day 1 of Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – No, this isn’t good. If you’re an International player at the 12th Presidents Cup and trying to join all your fellow “ants” in trying to push that rubber tree up the enormous hill, a two-point deficit after Day 1 at Liberty National is the last place you need to be.

Day 1 result: U.S. 3.5, Internationals 1.5. We’ve all seen this movie, no?

This is golf’s group that can’t shoot straight, a team that arrives with so many more challenges than those across the locker room in the red, white and blue department. Different cultures. Different languages. Different sets of challenges. An overall Presidents Cup mark of 1-9-1. Sure, they’re trying, and they have a class leader in Nick Price. Some envision a day when the Presidents Cup is more relevant around the globe than the Ryder Cup, but not if it continues to be the Harlem Globetrotters versus the Washington Generals.

The Internationals are fishing and hunting for solutions and combinations that have yet to prove themselves. Right now, Price has two solid pairings (South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, and Aussies Jason Day and Marc Leishman), and after that Price could…

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