A U.S. Presidents Cup win and a Tiger Woods sighting: What you missed last week

The U.S. Presidents Cup team celebrates its win.

Greetings, golf fans! Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of golf news these days? We feel you! To help you keep up with golf-world happenings, here, in one handy place, is what you missed on last week:

What you missed last week…

— The Americans won the Presidents Cup — surprise, surprise — defeating the Internationals 17.5-12.5. Yet playing out under the cloud of LIV Golf and who wasn’t at Quail Hollow, the Presidents Cup emphatically finished with who was in Charlotte.

— In another lopsided match-play victory at the Presidents Cup, we got more affirmation we’re in the good old days of American golf.

— The Internationals, on the other hand, lost their ninth straight Presidents Cup. But the way in which captain Trevor Immelman led and carried himself made it difficult not to pull for him.

— Screaming, fist-pumping, putt-dropping Tom Kim captured hearts and minds at the Presidents Cup, where the 20-year-old earned star status. Even in defeat, golf’s newest superstar had an epic week.

— LIV golfers want to earn world ranking points from LIV Golf events. But the OWGR has not been quick to recognize them. Here’s why it’s all so complicated.

— You know who wasn’t at Quail Hollow? Tiger Woods. He was busy caddying for his son Charlie’s career-low round.

ICYMI: One story you should read…

At the Presidents Cup, Max Homa earned something he’s always wanted, by Dylan Dethier

Max Homa has been a popular PGA Tour player for years. But he’s been chasing something else: validation. He’s found it at the Presidents Cup.

Tip of the week…

The 1 big putting mistake match-play golfers make on the greens

Match play often allows golfers to be ultra-aggressive on the greens, but according to science, that might not be the best strategy.

One thing to look for this week…

Ready to overhaul your game or reassess goals for 2023? Our massive Play Smart feature from our Sept/Oct 2022 issue of GOLF Magazine hits the site this week. It includes 30 game-changing tips and strategic pointers to be a smarter, better golfer.

Also, exclusive for InsideGOLF members, we’ll break down everything you missed at the Presidents Cup. To subscribe to InsideGOLF and enjoy $100 worth of benefits for only $20, click here.

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