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Topic - Charl Schwartzel
John Daly will play in the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship this week as he comes back from elbow surgery.
Capsules of the Sunday matches at the Presidents Cup:
Capsules on the foursomes matches Friday and Saturday morning at the Presidents Cup, and fourballs matches Saturday:
Another rain delay cut short some exceptional golf Friday in the Presidents Cup.
The true media star of the first day of the Presidents Cup wasn't Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Adam Scott.
Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar had an easy time in their new partnership. So did Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. The Presidents Cup resumes Friday with six foursomes matches.
The Americans survived a late rally Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole at the Presidents Cup.
Ernie Els remembers them as being a big part of his junior golf foundation in South Africa.
Mickelson arrived at Merion Golf Club just hours before his 7:11 a.m. tee time. If he was jet-lagged Thursday, it was hard to tell by the time he finished — he had the first-round lead at the U.S. Open.
Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.
Clouds gave way to peeks of sunshine, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open's return to Merion Golf Club.
The first group had completed seven holes in about two hours when the horn sounded Thursday morning. Thunder, lightning and drenching rains soon sent fans scurrying for cover.
Clouds gave way to sun, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open's return to Merion Golf Club.
The Aussies have had enough of their oh-fer at Augusta National.
It's small consolation, but hardcore Tiger Woods fans who can't make it to the Masters for Thursday's opening round can at least take the morning off.
"Louis and myself, we were guinea pigs," Schwartzel said. "He went first and basically lost all his hair. And then I figured I just needed a little touch-up on the sides, and I ended up losing all my hair. None of the other guys volunteered to go."
"Louis and Branden and Charl, I've known them since they were so young," he said. "And now they're playing on the big stage. It's quite nice."