In a fantastic final day at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea Team USA wins The Presidents Cup, by just one point over the Internationals.
In a fitting end to this tournament Team USA Captain Jay Haas watched his son, Bill, hold on to a one shot lead coming up the 18th, to win The Presidents Cup, by one point, 15.5 to 14.5.
Bill spoke about the pressure playing the 18th, for the team win;
“That was the hardest position I’ve been in on the golf course in my career.”
His father, Jay was happy for Bill, and the Team;
“I’m so happy for the team, when we put Bill out 12th, we had no idea that was going to happen.”
“I’m just proud of all of them. Couldn’t even have dreamt this. I just feel happy for the guys.”
The International side got singles victories from Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Steven Bowditch, Marc Leishman and Branden Grace.
Branden played and won in all five games, and joins Shigeki Maruyama (1998) as the only two International team players to earn five points in a single Presidents Cup. That 1998 competition remains the International team’s lone victory in the 21-year-old competition.
International Team captain Nick Price praised his team for their effort;
“I just had a feeling it was going to come down to one of the last two games.”
“I’m just so proud of my team, they bonded and I’m so proud, irrelevant of the outcome. We put on a show this week. Golf was the victor this week, that’s for sure.”
Sunday Singles Results
|Patrick Reed||Halved||Louis Oosthuizen|
|Rickie Fowler||6&5||Adam Scott*|
|Dustin Johnson*||2&1||Danny Lee|
|J.B. Holmes||1 Up||Hideki Matsuyama*|
|Bubba Watson||Halved||Thongchai Jaidee|
|Jimmy Walker||2 Up||Steven Bowditch*|
|Phil Mickelson||5&4||Charl Schwartzel|
|Chris Kirk||1 Up||Anirban Lahiri|
|Jordan Spieth||1 Up||Marc Leishman*|
|Zach Johnson||3&2||Jason Day|
|Matt Kuchar||2&1||Branden Grace*|
|Bill Haas||2 Up||Sangmoon Bae|