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Good (And Bad) Sportsmanship in Montreal

September 28, 2007

The early atmosphere at the Presidents Cup on Thursday, before the U.S. swamped the leader boards in red, was reminiscent of the partisan cheering of a Ryder Cup. On the third hole, after Phil Mickelson hit a putt, someone in the gallery yelled out, "Miss it!"

Jim (Bones) Mackay walked over to the side of the green, flagstick in hand, and said, "Who's the good sportsman over here?"

It made it all the more fitting when Jack Nicklaus instructed Mickelson to concede Vijay Singh's putt on the 18th for the only International success of the day.

--Jim Moriarty