Golf Fans Flock to Practice Rounds Ahead of Presidents Cup

      October 07, 2015 09:48

      With just two days before the 2015 Presidents Cup kicks off, practice rounds began at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon on Tuesday.

      When doors opened in the morning, many fans desperately looked for world No. 1 Jordan Spieth of the U.S., who has become an iconic figure in the world of men's golf in recent years. Spieth won five titles this season, including the Masters and the U.S. Open.

      Jordan Spieth of the U.S. accepts a fan's hat to be autographed during practice rounds for the Presidents Cup at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon on Tuesday.

      The U.S. team took photos on the driving range before warming up. Spieth had practice rounds with Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed.

      An hour later, the international team started practice. Fans were on the lookout for Korean player Bae Sang-moon, Korean-New Zealander Danny Lee and world No. 2 Jason Day of Australia.

      Members of the U.S. team (top) and the international team pose for a group photo ahead of the Presidents Cup at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon on Tuesday.

      The crowd grew from hundreds to thousands, and they moved quickly to buy souvenirs, take photos and get autographs from the world's top golfers. A total of 5,569 spectators visited the event, each paying W30,000 to enter (US$1=W1,170).

      Korea is the first-ever Asian host of the Presidents Cup. Practice continues on Wednesday until the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. The competition starts Thursday.

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