He was on the putting green Wednesday morning at the Presidents Cup, explaining to some of the six rookies on the American team why the teams might change for the final day of practice, the schedule after the team photo, just about anything short of how to tie their shoes. Every time the national anthem is played, I get - and I have for 60, 70 years - still get a chill up and down my spine. But during that stretch, the United States of America is 9-1-1 against the Internationals group (all pros not from Europe and eligible for the Ryder Cup).
NFL players began to kneel during the national anthem a year ago, when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff to protest against racial and social injustice, sparking both support and backlash.
He successfully defended his Phoenix Open title and added the WGC Bridgestone crown to his resume in Aug, and contended at the PGA Championship before faltering in a bid for a first major trophy. "I always have", Woods said. "I would love to see what kind of person he was then".
"I enjoy stiff competition".
Their stance follows US President Donald Trump's recent suggestion to NFL owners that players not standing for the national anthem are "sons of b*tches", unpatriotic, and should be fired. The worldwide team hasn't won since 1998, so this is kind of a big time for us to step up and try to beat the Americans on their home soil.
Spieth and Patrick Reed proved a successful pairing at Hazeltine National, where the USA prevailed 17-11, and Presidents Cup captain Steve Stricker has opted to keep the two young stars together. "We like to compete, and we don't like to get beaten". "So to be able to continue my career is really a variable and uncertainly that gets eliminated and allows me to continue to play my best and strive to get my game back to where I know it can and should be".
Scott is the only player in his team to have tasted anything other than "loss", having been part of Gary Player's team that shared the Cup with Jack Nicklaus' United States outfit in 2003. European players are eligible only for the Ryder Cup, and other global players are eligible only for the Presidents Cup. And Tiger Woods took on Greg Norman in singles. "You're just seeing more and more young guys really performing high and less guys over 40 able to maintain golf at the top level". Then I usually have chicken, or most likely chicken, broccoli and rice, another protein shake, and then probably something like steak and broccoli or something like that. It took him just 62 weeks to go from outside the top 1,000 in the world to inside the top 50.
Adam Hadwin - The PGA Tour was Hadwin's personal playground early this season with a runner-up finish at the CareerBuilder Challenge and a win at the Valspar Championship.
I'm hoping that I can redeem myself this week. Obviously there's no guarantee that all 12 players will be the same in a year's time, but it is likely that more than half the players will be the same. "So when the Ryder Cup comes to Paris I think it'll be very, very noisy".