1994 Presidents Cup: First One Goes to USA

This was the first time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 1, International 0.

Final Score: USA 20, International 12

Dates Played: Sept. 16-18, 1994

Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia

Team Captains: David Graham (International) and Hale Irwin (USA)

Team Rosters: International — Steve Elkington, Vijay Singh, Fulton Allem, David Frost, Nick Price, Bradley Hughes, Craig Parry, Robert Allenby, Frank Nobilo, Peter Senior, Tsukasa Watanabe, Mark McNulty. USA — Fred Couples, Jim Gallagher Jr., Jay Haas, Scott Hoch, John Huston, Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Jeff Maggert, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Loren Roberts

Notes: The first-ever Presidents Cup set the tone for the early part of the competition's history: An easy U.S. win. It started with a 5-0 American sweep of the first session. Fred Couples (3-0-0) and Davis Love (4-0-1) were both unbeaten for Team USA.

Day 1 Results


  • Corey Pavin/Jeff Maggert (U.S.) def. Steve Elkington/Vijay Singh, 2 and 1
  • Jay Haas/Scott Hoch (U.S.) def. Fulton Allem/David Frost, 6 and 5
  • Davis Love III /Fred Couples (U.S.) def. Nick Price/Bradley Hughes, 1-up
  • John Huston/Jim Gallagher, Jr. (U.S.) def. Craig Parry/Robert Allenby, 4 and 2
  • Tom Lehman/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) def. Frank Nobilo/Peter Senior, 3 and 2


  • Hale Irwin/Loren Roberts (U.S.) def. Frost/Allem, 3 and 1
  • Haas/Hoch (U.S.) def. Parry/Tsukasa Watanabe, 4 and 3
  • Nobilo/Allenby (Int.) def. Pavin/Maggert, 2 and 1
  • Elkington/Singh (Int.) def. Mickelson/Lehman, 2 and 1
  • Price/Mark McNulty (Int.) halved with Love/Gallagher

Day 2 Results


  • Allem/McNulty (Int.) def. Gallagher/Huston, 4 and 3
  • Watanabe/Singh (Int.) def. Haas/Hoch, 3 and 1
  • Parry/Hughes (Int.) def. Roberts/Lehman, 4 and 3
  • Couples/Love (U.S.) def. Nobilo/Allenby, 2-up
  • Price/Elkington (Int.) halved with Mickelson/Pavin


  • Frost/Senior (Int.) def. Irwin/Haas, 6 and 5
  • Pavin/Roberts (U.S.) def. Parry/Allem, 1-up
  • Singh/Elkington (Int.) def. Maggert/Huston, 3 and 2
  • Love/Gallagher (U.S.) def. Nobilo/Allenby, 7 and 5
  • Mickelson/Lehman (U.S.) def. Hughes/McNulty, 3 and 2

Day 3 Results


  • Irwin (U.S.) def. Allenby, 1-up
  • Haas (U.S.) def. McNulty, 4 and 3
  • Gallagher (U.S.) def. Watanabe, 4 and 3
  • Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Allem
  • Singh (Int.) halved with Lehman
  • Senior (Int.) def. Huston, 3 and 2
  • Hoch (U.S.) halved with Frost
  • Maggert (U.S.) def. Hughes, 2 and 1
  • Nobilo (Int.) halved with Roberts
  • Couples (U.S.) def. Price, 1-up
  • Love (U.S.) def. Elkington, 1-up
  • Parry (Int.) def. Pavin, 1-up

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