Results of Presidents Cup 2019. US team snatch victory
The American team usually approached the final day with an impressive advantage in the past Presidents Cup draws. Therefore, the course of single matches didn’t matter. But this time the international team had a great pairing session, making their rivals nervous before the final day of the competition. The Americans coped with the task perfectly, losing only two out of twelve matches.
The mood was set by the captain of the US team, confidently outplaying the hitherto invincible Abraham Ancer in the earliest meeting of the day. As a result, Tiger Woods became the only participant who showed a 100% result this week, and now he also has a one-man record in the number of victories in the Presidential Cup. But Justin Thomas failed to maintain the status of «undefeated» and lost in the match against Cameron Smith. An example of his teammate was followed by Sungjae Im, who convincingly defeated Gary Woodland with a score of 4 & 3. The fate of Woodland almost befell Tony Finau, but the American in the course of the second nine managed to play four hits against Hideki Matsuyama and reduced the match to a draw. Three more matches ended in a draw, in which the US team was represented by Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar. Technically, it was Kuchar’s final putt that was victorious for the Americans, allowing him to score 15.5 points in the overall standings. The final score of the current Presidents Cup draw was 16x14 in favor of the guests.
American golfers won exactly half of the single matches, and in none of them the representatives of the «rest of the world» team even managed to get to the final hole. On the last day of the competition, Patrick Reed took his soul, having earned his first point in four matches. This time, local fans did not have much to rejoice, and they had to watch Reed smash C.T. Pan, who lost five hits after six holes. By the way, during the next discussion of the attitude of the Australian fans towards Reed, the captain of the international team Ernie Els rightly recalled that American spectators behave much worse at home.