Originally written on Devil Ball Golf  |  Last updated 11/15/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 30: Bubba Watson watches a shot during the second round of the Quail Hollow Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on April 30, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
If there's one thing we've learned from watching the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup over the years, it's that the unlikeliest pairings can sometimes produce incredible results. Case in point: Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker at the 2009 Presidents Cup. The two players had nothing in common when it came to their personalities or games, but that didn't stop them from steamrolling the competition and posting a spotless 4-0 team record. That's why it shouldn't come as a surprise that the biggest bright spot on the opening day of the 2012 Presidents Cup, for the U.S. side, came from the unlikely pairing of Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson. Despite having never played in the Presidents Cup before, the rookies looked right at home against Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, using a mixture of strong play off the tee and clutch putting to win 4 & 2 to put the U.S. on the board early on. Normally, you'd think the pressure of being the opening match out would have been too much for Watson and Simpson, ...
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