DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – A marathon week of rain delays and birdie hunting at Muirfield Village Golf Club ended with yet another United States victory at the Presidents Cup, once again raising questions about the relevance of the biennial team competition.
The Internationals have triumphed only once and been beaten eight times in 10 editions since the Cup was launched in 1994, and many feel that a change to the event’s points structure is sorely needed to make it more competitive.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time in 10 editions on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18-1/2 to 15-1/2 after Tiger Woods clinched the victory by beating South African Richard Sterne.
With the Americans needing at least 18 points to retain the trophy at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Woods secured the decisive point for the third time in a row in the biennial team competition, safely parring the final hole of his singles match.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The future of the Presidents Cup and a possible change to its format emerged front and center on Sunday after the United States beat the Internationals for an eighth time in 10 editions of the biennial team competition.
There has been a groundswell of opinion that the points structure should be overhauled for the event to survive and Internationals captain Nick Price has championed the need for the more compact Ryder Cup format to be adopted to ensure closer competition.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18-1/2 to 15-1/2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club after Tiger Woods clinched the victory by beating South African Richard Sterne.
With the Americans needing a total of 18 points to retain the trophy, Woods secured the decisive point by safely parring the final hole of his singles match.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The United States moved closer to retaining the Presidents Cup after taking early control in Sunday’s concluding singles matches at a rain-soaked Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Needing only a further 3-1/2 points to keep the trophy after establishing an overall lead of 14-8 earlier in the day, the Americans led in five of the 12 matches, trailed in three and were all square in the remainder.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The United States were on the brink of retaining the Presidents Cup after stretching their overall lead to a commanding six points when the weather-delayed foursome matches were completed at Muirfield Village on Sunday.
Needing 17-1/2 points to keep the trophy, the Americans won two of the remaining four matches in the session while halving one to lead the Internationals by 14 points to 8.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The United States opened up a commanding five-point lead over the Internationals before play was suspended at the 10th Presidents Cup on Saturday with four matches yet to be completed after another day of foul weather.
Needing 17-1/2 points to retain the trophy, the Americans ended a day of sporadic sunshine and occasionally heavy downpours leading the Internationals by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2.
DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct 5 (Reuters) – With Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods providing a few moments of magic, the United States tightened their grip on the Presidents Cup with a superb display of golf in Saturday’s weather-delayed fourball matches.
Seeking an eighth triumph over the Internationals in the 10th edition of the biennial team competition, the Americans won four of the five encounters and lost the other at a rain-soaked Muirfield Village Golf Club.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Torrential rain forced play to be suspended at the weather-hit Presidents Cup on Saturday as puddles formed on greens and fairways after the United States had seized early control of the fourball matches.
However, the thunderstorm was expected to pass through the area relatively quickly and maintenance crews were already working hard to prepare the greens at Muirfield Village Golf Club for a resumption.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Tiger Woods remained unbeaten at this week’s Presidents Cup as the United States maintained a one-point lead over the Internationals after the weather-delayed foursomes ended on Saturday morning.
Woods and his playing partner Matt Kuchar beat in-form South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel 4&2 in the marquee match of six before the Americans finished the opening foursomes session at Muirfield Village with an overall lead of 6-1/2 points to 5-1/2.