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Tiger Roars as US Retain Presidents Cup

Woods sinks the winning putt down under

Posted Nov 21, 2011 by Chris White

Tiger Woods won the winning point for the USA

Back on the golf course and back on top form, Tiger Woods sank the winning putt to seal the match-winning point for the USA in the Presidents Cup against the International Team in Melbourne.

Woods beat Aaron Baddeley the home favourite 4&3 to give the United States the 18th point they needed to retain their trophy, repeating his feat from 2009 where he did the same thing against YE Yang in San Francisco.

The former world number one – who went into the competition as a controversial wildcard, with many feeling he wasn’t deserving of a place – continued his form from the Australian Open the week before, and bounced back from a crushing defeat on the first day of the competition, where, alongside Steve Stricker, the US were beaten 7&6 on the Royal Melbourne course by Adam Scott and KJ Choi.

Woods was then beaten by one hole alongside Dustin Johnson against Baddeley and Jason Day in the fourballs, but he turned it on when he really needed to in order to, beating Scott and Choi in the foursomes, then sealing the win in the singles.

The United States were in dominant form throughout the competition and were worthy winners of the Presidents Cup 19-15.

Singles Results:

Kyung-tae Kim (Int) beat Webb Simpson 1 up

Charl Schwartzel (Int) beat Dustin Johnson 2&1

Ryo Ishikawa (Int) beat Bubba Watson (USA) 3&2

Geoff Ogilvy (Int) beat Bill Haas 2 up

Hunter Mahan (USA) beat Jason Day (Int) 5&3

Nick Watney (USA) beat KJ Choi (Int) 3&2

Adam Scott (Int) beat Phil Mickelson (USA) 2&1

Retief Goosen (Int) beat Matt Kuchar (USA) 1 up

Jim Furyk (USA) beat Ernie Els (Int) 4&3

David Toms (USA) beat Robert Allenby (Int) 7&5

Tiger Woods (USA) beat Aaron Baddeley (Int) 4&3

Steve Stricker (USA) beat YE Yang (Int) 2&1

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