Presidents Cup matchups

KEN FIDLIN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:43 AM ET

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- Match 1, 1:10 p.m.

Tiger Woods and Fred Couples (U.S.) vs. Adam Scott and Retief Goosen (Int.)

This was the matchup the International team was hoping for and, as it turns out, the one the U.S. was also hoping for. Power against power right out of the chute. Advantage: U.S.

- Match 2, 1:20 p.m.

Fred Funk and Jim Furyk (U.S.) vs. Vijay Singh and Mark Hensby (Int.)

The Americans have similar styles, both short, straight hitters and good putters. Singh is long and Hensby is not which could pose a problem, but the scales will be tipped by Singh. Advantage: Internationals.

- Match 3, 1:30 p.m.

Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco (U.S.) vs. Nick O'Hern and Tim Clark (Int.)

Having duelled down the stretch at the 2004 Masters, the Americans are well-matched. O'Hern is making his International debut and Clark has played only once. Advantage: U.S.

- Match 4, 1:40 p.m.

Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank (U.S.) vs. Peter Lonard and Stuart Appleby (Int.)

Leonard has done little this year since winning the Bob Hope in January. Both he and Verplank are relatively short hitters against the two Aussie bombers. Advantage: Internationals.

- Match 5, 1:50 p.m.

Davis Love III and Kenny Perry (U.S.) vs. Michael Campbell and Angel Cabrera (Int.)

All four players in this match have plenty of match-play experience but the Americans are particularly well-matched, both long hitters and good putters. Cabrera, though a veteran, is a Presidents Cup rookie. Advantage: U.S.

- Match 6, 2:00 p.m.

David Toms and Stewart Cink (U.S.) vs. Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir (Int.)

Off recent form, Toms and Cink would seem to be superior here. Immelman was plucked from deep in the qualifying list over other candidates. Weir is a bulldog in these events. Advantage: U.S.


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