Make the President's Cup more interesting

NachosgrandeNachosgrande Members Posts: 256 ✭✭

Would the President's Cup be more interesting if it was Europe vs. USA vs. International? If not, what would take this event to the next level?

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  • BankerBanker Members Posts: 1,072 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 11:51am #2

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  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,688 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 1:13pm #3

    What level do you want to take it too? What's the matter with it now? It's the only men's team competition the US can win.

  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,264 ✭✭

    I think having a round robin format including Europe would be better. Have 8 players per team.

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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,320 ✭✭

    @BrianMcG said:
    I think having a round robin format including Europe would be better. Have 8 players per team.

    Wrap this into the Ryder Cup. The winner plays the team that sat out after losing two years prior.

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  • widow-makerwidow-maker Members Posts: 1,600 ✭✭

    The President's Cup will be better when the International side improves it's play. Remember the Euro's used to get clubbed on a bi-yearly basis in the Ryder Cup until they improved their quality of golf. China, Japan, and S Korea will continue to improve and eventually the strength of the International team will rise and the competition will be closer. It doesn't need to be the Ryder Cup. It's probably better that it isn't. It just needs to evolve and it will.

  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,630 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 2:24pm #7

    Why don't we just cancel the Presidents Cup, nobody really cares...
    Edit: a part from Daniel berger, he loves crushing internationals...

  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX Posts: 4,545 ClubWRX

    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭

    I don’t think it needs to change and adding Europe into the mix takes away from what the event is supposed to be. It’s simple imo though, make the presidents cup similar to the lpga international crown format.

  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,832 ✭✭

    @RobotDoctor said:
    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,676 ClubWRX

    LOL, nobody is doing anything to devalue the Ryder Cup.

    President's Cup is and always will be Ryder Cup wannabe - it doesn't have a "next level" and really doesn't "need" to have one.

  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Members Posts: 988 ✭✭

    South Africa and Australia used to turn out some strong players. Everything ebbs and flows.

    It's a golf exhibition. Enjoy it for what it is.

  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,376 ✭✭

    Make it a pro-am and pair each golfer with an athlete/celeb from their country.

    Like,
    Tiger Woods/Michael Jordan vs. Si Woo Kim/The Gangam Style guy

    DJ/Bill Murray vs. Marc Leishman/Harry Potter

    ,

    Ratings bonanza.

  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,264 ✭✭

    @RobotDoctor said:
    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

    Because the Ryder Cup is the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup needs to be something else. USA playing against a JV squad just isn't that compelling.

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  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,168 ✭✭

    @bscinstnct said:
    Make it a pro-am and pair each golfer with an athlete/celeb from their country.

    Like,
    Tiger Woods/Michael Jordan vs. Si Woo Kim/The Gangam Style guy

    DJ/Bill Murray vs. Marc Leishman/Harry Potter

    ,

    Ratings bonanza.

    A lot of people would be interested in seeing Godzilla eat Patrick Reed.

  • cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,168 ✭✭

    @bscinstnct said:
    Make it a pro-am and pair each golfer with an athlete/celeb from their country.

    Like,
    Tiger Woods/Michael Jordan vs. Si Woo Kim/The Gangam Style guy

    DJ/Bill Murray vs. Marc Leishman/Harry Potter

    ,

    Ratings bonanza.

    Kuchar/Scrooge McDuck vs Matsuyama/Hello Kitty

  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭

    @BrianMcG said:

    @RobotDoctor said:
    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

    Because the Ryder Cup is the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup needs to be something else. USA playing against a JV squad just isn't that compelling.

    If Europe is going to be involved in both why would there be a need for both events?

    Those who aren’t interested in watching don’t have to.

  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome Members Posts: 937 ✭✭

    If the Internationals can't beat the U.S. what would be the point of matching them against Europe?

  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,312 ClubWRX

    Make half the team LPGA players and a mixed event.

  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,996 ✭✭

    Just do something similar to the CIMB Crown. Id say that you have top 3 players from each country qualify. Top 7 countries and then a top 3 rookies team from countries who didnt qualify. Do a group play where you play singles, alt shot, best ball over 3 days, where everyone has to play at least one singles and one doubles. Then do a one day semifinal and final. 18 holes match play best of 3

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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,755 ✭✭

    Winning team gets to continue to live in Florida, losing team has to move somewhere else.

    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,784 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 6:26pm #22

    Hold the event at a Trump course and rig the event to have Abraham Ancer win the final point to win the Cup. That’s going to create some buzz.

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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,755 ✭✭

    If you're wondering what the current standings look like

    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members Posts: 5,332 ✭✭

    The Internationals could always bring back Jumbo Ozaki....

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    Use different formats in the matches
    Chapman 2 ball? A drives. B drives. A hits his approach from B's drive and vice versa. Alternate in from best position after 2 shots
    Modified alternate shot (Scotch)? Go to best tee ball and alternate in.
    4 formats vs 2 in team play
    The Zurich should consider the same

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  • MalvernMalvern Members Posts: 428 ✭✭

    @DavePelz4 said:
    Make half the team LPGA players and a mixed event.

    We had a combined European/LPGA event out here (Aust.) recently, all reports was it was a great success and enjoyed by the players.
    If the Internationals don't win this time at Royal Melbourne its time to tweak the format. I would go with what DP4 suggested, think it would go well.
    I have lost interest in the other one and with only Leish having significant sand belt experience, I think another severe beating is on the cards unless Tiger decides to play himself and Phil.

  • JohnnyCashForeverJohnnyCashForever Woke up feeling a little dangerous today PAMembers Posts: 280 ✭✭

    @Nachosgrande said:
    ... what would take this event to the next level?

    Two words: The Octagon

    Alternatively, bare naked (lady) caddies

  • MalvernMalvern Members Posts: 428 ✭✭

    @Darth Putter said:
    Winning team gets to continue to live in Florida, losing team has to move somewhere else.

    That might makes things interesting, trying to determine which Internationals are just no good and which ones are throwing their games so they don't have to live in Florida. I would be the latter.

  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX Posts: 4,545 ClubWRX

    @BrianMcG said:

    @RobotDoctor said:
    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

    Because the Ryder Cup is the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup needs to be something else. USA playing against a JV squad just isn't that compelling.

    My question was rhetorical laced with some sarcasm. The idea to devaluation the Ryder Cup is, IMO, ridiculous.

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