American dominance in the Presidents Cup continues.
Team USA rolled to an early win over the International Team on Sunday afternoon at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, marking their ninth-straight win at the biennial event. The Americans now hold a 12-1-1 overall record, and have never lost in the United States.
Team USA entered Sunday’s singles matches with a four-point lead, and were just 4.5 points shy of clinching the win.
Jordan Spieth got on the board first on Sunday, beating Cam Davis to go a perfect 5-0-0 on the week — which made him just the sixth player in event history to go undefeated like that. It also marked his first singles win in either a Presidents Cup or a Ryder Cup.
Though Si Woo Kim made three birdies in his final five holes to get Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay topped Adam Scott to get a second point for Team USA in his singles match.
Tony Finau then topped Taylor Pendrith after rallying back late with four birdies in his final six holes, which brought them within just a single point of the win.
It was then Schauffele that officially sealed the cup. Schauffele whipped out an incredible up-and-down from a terrible lie on the 15th, which gave him the lead once again over Corey Conners after what was a huge run for the Canadian to tie the match up before that point.
He held on the rest of the way to pick up his win and officially hand the United States its ninth-straight Presidents Cup.
Team USA took an early 4-1 lead on Thursday afternoon after nearly pulling off the first round sweep — which was stopped only by a clutch win from Si Woo Kim and Cam Davis in the opening foursomes matches. Kim and Davis beat Scheffler and Sam Burns while the United States handily won the other four battles on the day.
By the end of the third round on Saturday morning, the United States held a huge 10-4 lead after dropping just three matches through the week. The Americans split the four
The International Team rallied big time on Saturday afternoon, however, thanks to a massive finish from Cam Davis — who made three straight birdies to close his round and give him and Adam Scott the win in their four-ball match.
But it was Tom Kim who stole the show on Saturday. The 20-year-old drained a clutch eagle putt on the final hole to snag another point for the International Team, which sparked a massive celebration on the green and cut the Americans’ lead down to just four points.
“I had my team looking over,” he said. “I wanted that putt more than anything in the world.”
The International Team now had hope, which didn’t sit well with Spieth on Saturday night.
“We got to refocus, and we've got a lot of pissed off guys that want to come out really strong tomorrow,” Spieth said.
That’s exactly what they did.