Make the President's Cup more interesting

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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 The Swamp 1129WRX Points: 163Handicap: 4Members Posts: 1,129 Platinum Tees
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  • RangeballzRangeballz  1805WRX Points: 292Members Posts: 1,805 Platinum Tees
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    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.

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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG  2377WRX Points: 664Members Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    I think having a round robin format including Europe would be better. Have 8 players per team.

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    On -, @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  1674WRX Points: 238Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 1,674 Platinum Tees
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    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.

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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy...  13138WRX Points: 1,001Handicap: 3.8Members Posts: 13,138 Titanium Tees
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    Why don't we just cancel the Presidents Cup, nobody really cares...
    Edit: a part from Daniel berger, he loves crushing internationals...

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  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker  4822WRX Points: 760ClubWRX Posts: 4,822 ClubWRX
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    If there is a round robin with Europe then why is the Ryder Cup needed?

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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky  2511WRX Points: 864Members Posts: 2,511 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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    On -, @RobotDoctor said:

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

    careful there .... you'll strike a nerve with imak

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 20457WRX Points: 4,367ClubWRX Posts: 20,457 ClubWRX
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    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.

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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down.  1914WRX Points: 706Members Posts: 1,914 Platinum Tees
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    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.

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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct  28312WRX Points: 4,720Members Posts: 28,312 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG  2377WRX Points: 664Members Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @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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    On -, @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.

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  • cdnglfcdnglf  3570WRX Points: 977Members Posts: 3,570 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @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

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    On -, @BrianMcG said:

    On -, @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.

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  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome  1006WRX Points: 301Handicap: 5Members Posts: 1,006 Platinum Tees
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    If the Internationals can't beat the U.S. what would be the point of matching them against Europe?

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25293WRX Points: 2,358Handicap: 2 ManyClubWRX Posts: 25,293 ClubWRX
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    Make half the team LPGA players and a mixed event.

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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better  5093WRX Points: 197Handicap: ???Members Posts: 5,093 Titanium Tees
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    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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    Winning team gets to continue to live in Florida, losing team has to move somewhere else.

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  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan  4183WRX Points: 1,330Members Posts: 4,183 Titanium Tees
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    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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    If you're wondering what the current standings look like

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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462  5341WRX Points: 200Handicap: ?Members Posts: 5,341 Titanium Tees
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    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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    On -, @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.

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    On -, @Nachosgrande said:

    ... what would take this event to the next level?

    Two words: The Octagon

    Alternatively, bare naked (lady) caddies

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    On -, @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.

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    On -, @BrianMcG said:

    On -, @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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