Oct
6
2013
Three-peat: Tiger Woods clinches Presidents Cup for U.S.
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup
Tiger Woods

Lindsey Vonn congratulates her man (Photo via @ByJoeFleming)

Tiger Woods didn’t have his best game in Sunday’s single matches — and his back started acting up on no. 14 — but he had just enough left to close out Richard Sterne 1 up on the 18th hole and secure the winning point for the Americans for the third consecutive Presidents Cup.

“It feels good,” said Woods when asked how satisfying it was. “It was a team effort this whole week.  We really played well, and gave ourselves a really nice lead going into the singles, and it was a tough day, tough conditions, rain, wind.  It was tough all around.”

The International team started the last session of matches down 8 to 14, but fought hard to try and stage a miracle. They would have needed to win 10 of 12 singles matches for a come-from-behind victory. Yeah, that wasn’t happening.

The Americans have now won 8 out of 10 Presidents Cups.

Best of all, the rain held off for the most part on Sunday, and to everyone’s relief, there will not be a Monday finish.

BRB… the press conferences are about to start, but there will be plenty more to come.