C.T. Pan was only 7 years old in Taiwan when the International team won the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne for its only victory in the event. So a video of the historic event was essential viewing ahead of matches against the Americans. “I watched it a couple times, because I love it,” Pan said. “It’s been 21 long years … that video definitely pumped and excited everyone.“ Pan and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan are two of five Asian players on the International team, and they’re helping put the Internationals in position for their second win, again at Royal Melbourne. On Saturday in the morning four-balls, Pan and Matsuyama combined for the second time to beat Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson 5 and 3. “He’s a great teammate to have,“ Pan said. “He’s super solid. He hits pretty much every right shot and he made some crucial putts. He’s just someone I feel very comfortable to play with, and he helped me to play great golf.“ Two South Koreans — Byeong Hun An and Sungjae Im — are also contributing, with An combining with Adam Scott to halve their match with Matt Kuchar and Tony Finau on Saturday, while Im… Read full this story
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