US Take Presidents Cup

International Team Captain Greg Norman congratulates Tiger Woods

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


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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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