This year’s Presidents Cup ended with a celebration for Americans after Tiger Woods delivered the winning point.
Celebration for Americans
Tiger Woods won the deciding match for a third straight time and the U.S. lifted the Presidents Cup for a fifth straight time as they ended the hopes of the International team in Dublin, Ohio.
Woods again had to battle through back pain but still managed to hang on to beat Richard Sterne for the deciding point.
“It was a team effort this whole week,” Woods said on the PGA Tour site. “We really played well to give ourselves a nice lead.”
On the verge of victory
After a rain interrupted game, the US began the final round with a 14-8 lead. The Americans were 3 down in two games and turned them into a win.
US needed only to win four of the 12 singles games to keep the gold trophy.
Hunter Mahan acquired the first win of the round by defeating Hideki Matsuyama, and Zach Johnson’s win against Branded Grace moved the US to 17 points and the verge of victory.
The International team has only won this match once since it started in 1994, and that was 15 years ago in Australia.