Jack Nicklaus poses with the victorious United States Presidents Cup Team
Dublin, Ohio - The United States continued it's winning ways at The Presidents Cup, this edition
(the 10th) took place at the Golden Bear's signature layout - Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Fred Couples remained unbeaten in his 3rd stint as captain, with Tiger Woods clinching the
winning putt in each of those three victories . . . this time a 1 up win over Richard Sterne.
The 18.5 -15.5 total doesn't quite tell the story. The Americans dominated virtually every session
except for Sunday's singles, where the Internationals pushed hardest - winning 7 of the 12 matches
and a half point in the Webb Simpson vs Louis Oosthuizen match. The real story of the week other
than the play of the U.S Team, was the weather. Rain throughout the week caused delays, and
turned the course into a virtual dart throwing contest. Golf balls plugged everywhere, which was
not the conditions tournament host Jack Nicklaus was hoping for. At one point during the closing
press conference Nick Price acknowledged Jack Nicklaus for his hospitality and then sympathized
with him and the Muirfield Village staff regarding the frequent rains in Columbus.
The Americans only needed four points in the afternoon singles to retain the Cup after a strong
finish Sunday morning in the foursomes, but those four points didn't come easy, and captain Couples
acknowledged that: "At no time was I a nervous wreck, but it was nice when Tiger two putted that
last green to get the 18th point"
The four Americans that won points in the singles Sunday were: Hunter Mahan 3&2 over Hideki
Matsuyama, Jason Dufner 4&3 over Brendon de Jonge, Zach Johnson 4&2 over Branden Grace, and
Tiger Woods 1 up over Richard Sterne.
Final Presient Cup Scoring: http://www.presidentscup.com/scoring/2013.html
The 2015 Presidents Cup will be played at South Korea.