2003 Presidents Cup Ended In a Tie

This was the fifth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the teams tied, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 3, International 1, with one tie.

Final Score: International 17, USA 17, tie

Dates Played: Nov. 20-24, 2003

Location: Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate (Links Course) in George, Western Cape, South Africa

Team Captains: Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Gary Player (International)

Team Rosters: International — Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, K.J. Choi, Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Stephen Leaney, Peter Lonard, Adam Scott, Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir. USA — Chris DiMarco, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Jay Haas, Charles Howell III, Jerry Kelly, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, David Toms, Tiger Woods.

Notes: The Internationals led by three points entering singles, but USA rallied to tie it at 17-17 by the end of singles play. At the time, the rule was that in the event of a tie, one player from each side would play off in sudden-death singles match play. So Tiger Woods for USA and Ernie Els for International went into a playoff. After three playoff holes, they were still tied and it was nearly pitch black. The captains, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, agreed to call it a tie and share the Presidents Cup.

Day 1 Results


  • Nick Price/Mike Weir (Int.) def. David Toms/Phil Mickelson, 1-up
  • Retief Goosen/Vijay Singh (Int.) def. Chris DiMarco/Jerry Kelly, 3 and 2
  • Davis Love III /Kenny Perry (U.S.) def. Peter Lonard/Tim Clark, 4 and 2
  • Ernie Els/Adam Scott (Int.) def. Justin Leonard/Jim Furyk, 1-up
  • Jay Haas/Fred Funk (U.S.) halved with Robert Allenby/Stephen Leaney
  • Tiger Woods/Charles Howell III (U.S.) def. Stuart Appleby/K.J. Choi, 4 and 3

Day 2 Results


  • Allenby/Weir (Int.) def. Mickelson/Toms, 3 and 1
  • Perry/Love III (U.S.) def. Goosen/Choi, 2 and 1
  • Furyk/Haas (U.S.) def. Appleby/Scott, 6 and 5
  • DiMarco/Leonard (U.S.) def. Singh/Price, 1-up
  • Els/Clark (Int.) def. Woods/Howell III , 5 and 3


  • Perry/Kelly (U.S.) def. Choi/Lonard, 2 and 1
  • Funk/Toms (U.S.) def. Allenby/Leaney, 4 and 3
  • Woods/Howell III (U.S.) def. Clark/Goosen, 1-up
  • Els/Scott (Int.) def. DiMarco/Mickelson, 1-up
  • Furyk/Leonard (U.S.) def. Singh/Weir, 5 and 4

Day 3 Results


  • Lonard/Leaney (Int.) def. Funk/Mickelson, 2 and 1
  • Els/Clark (Int.) def. Furyk/Haas, 3 and 2
  • Scott/Choi (Int.) def. Perry/Kelly, 5 and 4
  • Singh/Goosen (Int.) def. Woods/Howell, 2 and 1
  • Weir/Allenby (Int.) def. DiMarco/Leonard, 1-up
  • Price/Appleby (Int.) def Love/Toms, 2 and 1

Day 4 Results


  • Furyk (U.S.) def. Weir, 3 and 1
  • Kelly (U.S.) def. Clark, 1-up
  • Perry (U.S.) def. Price, 1-up
  • Choi (Int.) def. Leonard, 4 and 2
  • Howell (U.S.) def. Scott, 5 and 4
  • Haas (U.S.) def. Leaney, 4 and 3
  • Goosen (Int.) def. Mickelson, 2 and 1
  • Lonard (Int.) def. Funk, 4 and 3
  • DiMarco (USA) def. Appleby, 1-up
  • Singh (Int.) def. Toms, 4 and 3
  • Woods (USA) def. Els, 4 and 3
  • Love III (USA) halved with Allenby

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