Presidents Cup Day 4

US come from behind to win Presidents Cup in Melbourne

December 12-15
Royal Melbourne GC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

Presidents Cup Day 4 - US come from behind to win
(Andy Brownbill/AP)

The United States doled out six of the best to come from behind and take the Presidents Cup 16-14 in Melbourne.

The International team had held the edge going into the final day at Royal Melbourne with a 10-8 lead, but victory in the singles for Patrick Reed 4&2 over Pan Cheng-tsung put the US in front.

Playing captain Tiger Woods was among Sunday’s winners, taking a 3&2 win over Abraham Ancer as the tide turned in favour of his side, while Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele also won.


The US picked up six wins across the singles, with Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith the only winners for the International Team and four matches halved.

Woods finished the weekend with three-from-three and the eighth straight victory for the US was sealed when Matt Kuchar made a five-foot birdie on the 17th to go one-up over Louis Oosthuizen, guaranteeing the side went over the magic 15.5 point threshold.

“We relied on one another as a team, and we did it together,” Woods told reporters after the victory.

“This cup wasn’t going to be given to us. We had to go earn it. And we did.”


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International Team  
                US Team
 
  Abraham Ancer
3 & 2
>
              Tiger Woods
 
Hideki Matsuyama
Tied
              Tony Finau
 
C.T. Pan
4 & 2
>
              Patrick Reed
 
Haotong Li
4 & 3
>
              Dustin Johnson
 
Adam Hadwin
Tied
              Bryson DeChambeau
 
Sungjae Im
<
4 & 3
              Gary Woodland
 
Joaquin Niemann
3 & 2
>
              Patrick Cantlay
 
Adam Scott
2 & 1
>
              Xander Schauffele
 
Byeong Hun An
2 & 1
>
              Webb Simpson
 
Cameron Smith
<
2 & 1
              Justin Thomas
 
Louis Oosthuizen
Tied
              Matt Kuchar
 
Marc Leishman
Tied
              Rickie Fowler
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