Sunday's golf: USA wins 7th straight Presidents Cup

Annette Crawford
October 3, 2017

That need was highlighted at Liberty National where a young U.S. team dominated the competition and came within one point of clinching the trophy inside the first three days as the Internationals managed just two match wins.

"Hopefully the event (organisers) will be planning for that and 2019 will be a great summer of golf in Australia", Scott told AAP after the Internationals' 19-11 Presidents Cup loss in New Jersey.

Jersey City - America's latest Presidents Cup triumph was barely in the books before the team's brash young stars turned their attention to European shores.

"There's got to be a two-way street; we just want to be treated fairly".

"This is a juggernaut of a USA team", said global captain Nick Price.

The Internationals, who won their only Presidents Cup title back in 1998 and played to a draw in 2003, were hoping for more after a narrow defeat in South Korea two years ago.

With US president Donald Trump watching, only a stoic effort by the Internationals to win the Sunday singles session 7.5-4.5 staved off a record defeat as the US clinched a seventh consecutive Cup. "A position I asked to be in", Chappell said after his round.


Victory was in the bag when Daniel Berger went 3-up with three to play against South Korean Kim Si-Woo - assuring himself of at least half a point to go with the half-point gained by Kevin Chappell against Marc Leishman in the first match of the day.

I'm going to add some tournaments to try to get up on the list and make the team on the points, so we'll see if I can do it.

Two-time victor on the US PGA Tour in 2017, Marc Leishman implored Australian fans to fill the galleries at Royal Melbourne and convince PGA Tour officials to keep bringing the biennial teams event to Australia.

American assistant captain Tiger Woods concurred: "The (US players) have already played junior golf, college golf and the early part of their pro career together".

"I don't know if they're the best (team ever), but they will be in years to come".

"So, I think fewer matches, less points, will be definitely beneficial to us, but we'll wait and see, see where we go with the Tour". "They're only going to get better", Day said.

OK, so the global team was fielding Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, March Leishman and an experienced trio of South Africans with Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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