Presidents Cup 2017: U.S. secures seventh straight Presidents Cup over Internationals

The Americans continued their dominance at the  Presidents Cup in 2017 at Liberty National, capturing their seventh straight trophy with a 19-11 victory. This is the 10th time the U.S. has won the event in the 12 times it has been contested.

The U.S. team had world-ranked golfers with Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson, but it was Presidents Cup rookie Daniel Berger who secured the final half-point to clinch the victory for the Americans. The talented U.S. team went into the weekend with an 8-2 lead and the Internationals didn’t have enough going for them to give the Americans a challenge. From the start it was clear the U.S. was the better team, even with Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama on the International side.

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Over the four days of play, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler emerged as a solid team while Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman gave the U.S. the spark it needed to keep an uncompetitive event interesting. With many of these fearless players on the U.S. roster likely to compete in the 2018 Ryder Cup, the American team will be dominant for years to come in these team events.

Presidents Cup 2017: How it happened

All of the updates from Day 4 of the Presidents Cup:

This press conference has it all. Starts with Matt Kuchar as the moderator, Spieth singing and Tiger complimenting Phil. You’re going to want to watch:

Team Red, White and Blue with the Presidents Cup.

Never thought I’d see this: Tiger and Phil hugging. Everything else aside, it was great to see Tiger Woods out at Liberty National as a captain’s assistant for the U.S. 

Berger, Mickelson and Fowler are the only U.S. singles to win their Sunday matches.

Jordan Spieth also keeps his streak alive with a loss to Jhonattan Vegas. He is 0-5 in singles matches in Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup.

Vegas is the first Venezuelan to play for the International team.

Dustin Johnson halves his match with Branden Grace. 

The celebration has begun for the Americans.

Matsuyama wins his match against Thomas and the score is now U.S. 15, Internationals 5.

Daniel Berger ends it. He beats Si Woo Kim 4 and 3 to clinch the Presidents Cup for the U.S.

Jason Day beats Charley Hoffmann, bringing the Internationals to four points.

Kevin Chappell and Marc Leishman split their match. The U.S. now needs just half a point to win.

It appears President Trump is on site now.

Thomas had to think outside the lines a little bit on this shot.

A sign of life for the Internationals.

Matsuyama, who hasn’t played well so far in the Presidents Cup, is turning things around today.

President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Liberty National.

Somewhere out on the course, Phil is yelling, “Play it from there!”

With a U.S. win pretty much secured, the Americans have some different goals to strive for:

Matsuyama is leading his match against Thomas after winning back-to-back holes.

Think this fan will wear these shoes home?

Hopefully it doesn’t happen any time soon. Like within the next decade or so.

Chappell holes out from the bunker on the second hole.

Four Presidents Cup rookies are out on the course for the U.S: Chappell, Hoffman, Thomas and Berger. Only question left is which U.S. player will secure the final winning point. 

The Americans have set out to win every session.

Kevin Chappell will have the first chance to win the Presidents Cup for the U.S. The Americans are one point away from a seventh straight Presidents Cup win.

Full tee times:

12:04 p.m. — Kevin Chappell vs. Marc Leishman
12:15 p.m. — Charley Hoffman vs. Jason Day
12:26 p.m. — Justin Thomas vs. Hideki Matsuyama
12:37 p.m. — Daniel Berger vs. Si Woo Kim
12:48 p.m. — Matt Kuchar vs. Charl Schwartzel
12:59 p.m. — Patrick Reed vs. Louis Oosthuizen
1:10 p.m. — Dustin Johnson vs. Branden Grace
1:21 p.m. — Brooks Koepka vs. Adam Scott
1:32 p.m. — Jordan Spieth vs. Jhonattan Vegas
1:43 p.m. — Kevin Kisner vs. Anirban Lahiri
1:54 p.m. — Phil Mickelson vs. Adam Hadwin
2:05 p.m. — Rickie Fowler vs. Emiliano Grillo

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