Today marks the official start of The 2012 President's Cup held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia. The President's Cup has grown to become one of the most eagerly awaited, highly watched events in all of golf, and pits the top players from the United States against an international team culled from the ranks of the finest golfers outside of Europe. The tournament consists of 34 matches: 11 foursomes (alternate shot), 11 four-ball (better ball) matches and 12 singles matches involving all players on the final Sunday, November 20. All matches are worth one point each and the winning team has to accumulate at least 17 points to win The President's Cup.
During the first day, 6 matches were held with 4 competing foursomes (each team consists of 12 golfers). USA match teams included Bubba Watson & Webb Simpson, Bill Haas & Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson & Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan & David Toms, and Tiger Woods & Steve Stricker. The USA match teams scored 4 points in the first day of competition, while the International teams scored 2 points.
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