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Who will win the Presidents Cup?

The official tally for Presidents Cup history: The United States has four wins, the International team has one and they have tied once. (You remember that 17-17 stalemate in 2003, right?)

Who will win this time around? Our experts give their predictions.


Mike Weir has an 8-6-0 record in three Presidents Cup appearances, but more importantly, this is a home game for Weir.

He was an iffy captain's selection, but Mike Weir will feed off the energy of the Canadian crowds and give them plenty to cheer about.

Mike Weir. The lefty will prove he wasn't a captain's pick only because he's Canadian, even though he was a captain's pick only because he is Canadian.

I'm tempted to say Mike Weir, but Scott Verplank won the Canadian Open the last time they played at Royal Montreal.

Birdie Buster

Given his recent history -- victories in four of his last five events -- Tiger Woods is in top form and should do very well on a Royal Montreal course that is set up to yield birdies.

Sure, his Presidents Cup record up until this point (10-9-1) isn't anything to write home about, but nobody is playing better golf than Tiger Woods these days. In fact, nobody's even close.

Vijay Singh will be motivated by the fact he can beat a team that has both Woods and Phil Mickelson on it.

Tiger Woods, but only in foursomes and singles, where his team record in the Presidents Cup is 5-2-1 and 3-1-0, respectively. He's just 2-6-0 in four-ball matches in this event.

Super Sleeper

Australian Nick O'Hern is the second-lowest ranked International player in the field, but he's twice defeated Woods at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

The next American superstar? It just might be Hunter Mahan, who enjoyed a spectacular season and should be ready to show his stuff on an international stage.

Woody Austin has never played a match play event on the PGA Tour level. Can't be much more of a sleeper than that. Scrambles well, and that wins in these team format events.

Look for Nick O'Hern to get the call against Woods in singles. The Australian lefty has beaten Tiger twice in the Accenture Match Play.

Winner

The Americans have the top three players in the world, but history has proven it takes more than that to win these team events. The Internationals -- who have not won since 1998 -- will see depth prevail.

The International team is better on paper, but the United States has Tiger Woods and a bevy of hot players on its side. They'll retain the Cup.

The Inter- nationals hold serve north of the border and keep the competition from becoming too one-sided in favor of the Americans.

The United States. In the Ryder Cup, team camaraderie sets Europe apart. The U.S. won't be facing that kind of patriotic attitude against the Internationals, and should win this competition.