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Oct 6, 2013

Once again Woods proves the clincher at Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Tiger Woods, despite battling back pain, clinched the decisive point for the United States at a Presidents Cup for the third straight time on Sunday, holding on for a one-up victory over Richard Sterne.

Woods was 4-1 for the week, the best record of any of the 24 players involved in the biennial team competition, but he faced a surprisingly stiff test from the South African.

Oct 6, 2013

Couples to relinquish U.S. Cup captaincy

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Fresh off his third consecutive victory as captain of the United States Presidents Cup team on Sunday, American Fred Couples intends to step down from the position.

Couples, 54, said he has no desire to shoot for a fourth consecutive win over the Internationals when the biennial competition resumes in South Korea in 2015.

Oct 6, 2013

Golf: Johnson and Dufner clinch comeback win in perfect style

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Zach Johnson holed a spectacular 115-yard wedge shot for eagle to secure a comeback victory with Jason Dufner against Internationals Marc Leishman and Richard Sterne at the Presidents Cup on Saturday.

The 4&3 win was the only match in the fourth session of the biennial team competition to finish on a rain-affected day and helped push the United States into a strong lead by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2 at Muirfield Village.

Oct 6, 2013

Tiger and Kuchar keep their perfect Cup run going

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – World number one Tiger Woods cannot be the easiest golfer to find a partner for but he has certainly struck up an impressive rapport with Matt Kuchar at the Presidents Cup.

The pair have won all three of their matches so far, making them the only unbeaten pairing this week, though they have some work to do if they are to notch a fourth victory at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Oct 6, 2013

Johnson and Dufner clinch comeback win in perfect style

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Zach Johnson holed a spectacular 115-yard wedge shot for eagle to secure a comeback victory with Jason Dufner against Internationals Marc Leishman and Richard Sterne at the Presidents Cup on Saturday.

The 4&3 win was the only match in the fourth session of the biennial team competition to finish on a rain-affected day and helped push the United States into a strong lead by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2 at Muirfield Village.

Oct 5, 2013

Foul weather could force Monday finish for Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Two long rain delays have already forced a backlog of matches at the Presidents Cup on Saturday and the forecast for more showers on the weekend could send the event into a Monday finish, tournament director Steve Carman said.

After a two and a half hour delay, only two of Friday’s six foursomes matches were completed, with the remaining four contests held over to be finished early on Saturday.

Oct 5, 2013

Mickelson and Bradley turn on the style again

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Key United States pairing Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley returned to winning ways at the Presidents Cup on Friday with a 4&3 win over Internationals Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

The American pair won all three of their matches at last year’s Ryder Cup but began at Muirfield Village with a defeat to South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in Thursday’s fourball that stung.

Oct 4, 2013

With high fives and a squirrel prank Tiger enjoys opening win

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – As much as players and officials like to talk up the competitive nature of the Presidents Cup there was also an end-of-season party atmosphere at Muirfield Village on Thursday with even Tiger Woods joining in the fun.

Woods and Matt Kuchar enjoyed a comfortable 5&4 win over Argentine Angel Cabrera and Australian Marc Leishman and the world number one had an unusually relaxed day.

Oct 4, 2013

Golf-Stricker helps Spieth overcomes nerves in U.S. debut

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Rookie Jordan Spieth had some nervy moments in his Presidents Cup debut but his fine form combined with veteran U.S. team-mate Steve Stricker’s calming influence helped guide the pair to a 1-up victory over Ernie Els and Brendon De Jonge on Thursday.

The U.S lead 3-1/2 points to 2-1/2 after the fourball session at Muirfield Village Golf Club and the 20-year-old Spieth got an early taste of the tension of the team game with his match going down to the wire.

Oct 2, 2013

Mickelson takes great pride in Presidents Cup longevity

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson has achieved plenty of success in his career but on Wednesday the five-time major winner said his status as the only golfer to play in every Presidents Cup is among those that he takes the most pride in.

Mickelson, who will link up with fellow American Keegan Bradley in Thursday’s opening fourballs at the Presidents Cup said he was a captain’s pick in 1994 but earned his spot on the team ever since based on his place in the Cup standings.

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