GREG NORMAN congratulates Tiger Woods after he delivered the knockout blow that secured the Presidents Cup for the US team.
Woods’ 6&5 win over South Korean Yang Yong-Eun gave the Americans an unbeatable lead with 17.5 points.
Woods completed a perfect 5-0 week at the Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco.
The Internationals were always going to struggle going into the final day with a three point deficit. They needed eight points to win and were never leading in more than six of the 12 singles matches simultaneously.
The Presidents Cup, which pits the best of US golf against the rest of the world (excluding Europe) will now move to Melbourne in two years time.
In eight outings Melbourne in 1998 has been the scene of the only Internationals victory.
The full results today were:
USA 19.5 Internationals 14.5
Sunday Singles: USA 7 Internationals 5
Stewart Cink (USA) bt Adam Scott (AUS) 4&3
Hunter Mahan (USA) bt Camilo Villegas (COL) 2&1
Anthony Kim (USA) bt Robert Allenby (AUS) 5&3
Sean O’Hair (USA) bt Ernie Els (RSA) 6&4
Tiger Woods (USA) bt Yang Yong-Eun (KOR) 6&5
Mike Weir (CAN) v Justin Leonard (USA) halved
Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) bt Steve Stricker (USA) 2&1
Ryo Ishikawa (JPN) bt Kenny Perry (USA) 2&1
Tim Clark (RSA) bt Zach Johnson (USA) 4&3
Angel Cabrera (ARG) bt Jim Furyk (USA) 4&3
Vijay Singh (FIJ) v Lucas Glover (USA) halved
Phil Mickelson (USA) bt Retief Goosen (RSA) 2&1