REPORT CARDS

The grades are out: Here's how the 24 players and the two captains handled the heat and a diabolical Royal Melbourne
November 28, 2011

U.S.

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W L H GRADE
ROBERT ALLENBY 0-4-0 F
SKINNY Shark, you chose poorly. Putting is key to match play, not local knowledge
AARON BADDELEY 1-3-1 C
SKINNY Made some putts, but Royal Melbourne too much course for iffy ball striker
K.J. CHOI 3-2-0 B+
SKINNY Mr. Steady played well but lost singles match Internationals had to have
JASON DAY 1-3-1 D-
SKINNY Biggest dud of matches. Who knew he can't play in wind or from rough?
ERNIE ELS 1-4-0 D+
SKINNY Partners not much help. Plus, putter is absolutely killing him
RETIEF GOOSEN 3-2-0 B
SKINNY For guy who won three matches, missed amazing number of tiddlers
RYO ISHIKAWA 2-2-0 A-
SKINNY Poor ball striking at first, then rode clutch putting to big finish
K.T. KIM 2-2-0 A
SKINNY Biggest surprise of matches; took must-win singles vs. U.S. ace Simpson
GEOFF OGILVY 3-1-1 A-
SKINNY Only Aussie with winning record—maybe it was the old-school mustache
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 3-1-1 A-
SKINNY Never seemed comfortable, yet collected 31/2 points
ADAM SCOTT 2-3-0 B
SKINNY Played better than record. Shark, why didn't you pair him with Ogilvy?
Y.E. YANG 1-3-0 C-
SKINNY Wore out his hybrids; couldn't get anything going with partner Kim
GREG NORMAN C+
SKINNY Off the charts in sportsmanship; outsmarted himself with brutal course setup
TWENTY SIX PHOTOSCARYN LEVY/PGA TOUR/GETTY IMAGES

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)