USA win Presidents Cup by 1-point after dramatic final day

USA has won a sixth consecutive Presidents Cup beating the International team by one point.

The closest Presidents Cup since 2003 has finished with a US victory, beating the International team by just 1-point.

It took the final match of the day to split the teams. Bill Haas, son of team captain Jay Haas beat home-town favourite Sangmoon Bae 2up to secure victory after a gripping battle between the two teams.

Momentum swung the way of the Internationals late in the back nine who needed to win seven of the 12 singles matches on Sunday and when Bubba Watson missed a short putt on the 18th hole for the second consecutive day, the International team looked like a good chance to pull off an unlikely victory but the turning point came just 10 minutes later.

All eyes were on Anirban Lahiri and Chris Kirk who made their way down the 18th hole. With their match all-square this looked like the pivotal match with a win imperative to the outcome of the event.

After a sensational chip shot to 3-feet, Lahiri looked set to make birdie and win the hole as Chris Kirk squeezed his chip shot well past the hole.

But Kirk sensationally made the putt coming back to put the pressure back on Lahiri. The short putt looked easy enough and a halved match loomed but Lahiri’s putt lipped out swinging the match, and eventually the Presidents Cup to the Americans.

The shock result of the day came from Adam Scott, who finally found form with the short stick to trounce Rickie Fowler 6&5. Fellow Australians Steven Bowditch and Marc Leishman also capped off an otherwise forgettable week for the Aussies with superb victories. Leishman’s 1up win over world number one Jordan Spieth was a special match with both players showing off some great touch around the greens.

The shock result of the tournament was the lack of any victories from world number two Jason Day. Day finished without a winning point and was soundly beaten by Zach Johnson 3&2 in the singles on Sunday.

The Americans were expected to win this, with most expecting a big victory, especially after trailing 4-1 after the opening foursomes session on Thursday. But the underdog Internationals gave their most highly rated opponents a fight and very nearly pulled off an incredible victory.

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