Fantasy Foursome: 2015 Presidents Cup
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Fantasy Foursome: 2015 Presidents Cup

GNN contributor Jon Lord used to do a bit when he worked for me at Back9Network called "Fantasy Foursome," where he'd pick four golfers he wanted to play with around a certain theme or based on current events. Jon's brought back the concept for this week's Presidents Cup.

The Presidents Cup, international golf’s version of a red-headed stepchild, returns this week in high definition from the Korea Peninsula, where the game’s best, excluding Europeans and Brooks Koepka, endure four grueling days of match play in an attempt to call themselves world champions. Or something like that.

In an effort to preview the upcoming event I’ve decided to dust off the ole scrapbook with a Fantasy Foursome for the 2015 Presidents Cup.

Kim Jong-un: Surely the apple can’t fall too far from the tree for the supreme commander/despotic overlord of North Korea whose father, Kim Jung-il once boasted of carding 11 holes-in-one in a single round. Now if only the North Korean government were as good at supplying their people with power and food as they are with their mid-irons.

Donald Trump: A trip to the 38th parallel might very well give the Republican frontrunner for President some insight on how to best construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Suggestion Donald, make sure it includes water hazards from your some of your bankrupt golf courses.

Pope Francis: After he’s done with climate change and income inequality, perhaps the Pontifex could say a few Hail Marys for Jordan Spieth’s hairline.

C.C. Sabathia: Life is a series a mulligans. May the road to sobriety include lots of links and laughs.

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