Lead By Tiger Woods, U.S. Puts Up First Ever Comeback To Win 2019 Presidents Cup - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Lead By Tiger Woods, U.S. Puts Up First Ever Comeback To Win 2019 Presidents Cup
Lead By Tiger Woods, U.S. Puts Up First Ever Comeback To Win 2019 Presidents Cup Full view

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Playing Captain Tiger Woods and the United States team celebrate with the cup after they defeated the International team 16-14 during Sunday Singles matches on day four of the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on December 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Lead By Tiger Woods, U.S. Puts Up First Ever Comeback To Win 2019 Presidents Cup

The 2019 Presidents Cup saw the first U.S. comeback in history and adds to the legend of Tiger Woods as he captained the U.S. to victory. The U.S. defeated the International team led by Ernie Els to give them their eighth consecutive defeat.

The Presidents Cup began in 1994 and puts the best golfers from the U.S. on a team against an International team, representing the rest of the world minus Europe. Europe competes against the U.S. in the Ryder Cup.

Woods has tacked on another record at this years Presidents Cup. He won all three of his matches at Royal Melbourne and has become the most successful player at the Presidents Cup for the United States. He has never really been seen as a team man, but lately has seemed more comfortable at the Presidents Cup. His Ryder Cup appearances have seemed to be the trouble, winning only 13 times in 37 contests.

His individual glories speak for themselves. The reigning Masters champion has 15 major titles under his belt, and this past Presidents Cup seems to show his leadership is still intact.

The first ever come from behind win came out close, with the U.S. narrowly winning 16-14.

As the Americans began to rack up the points, the Internationals came back to tie it 11.5-11.5. With Webb Simpson defeating Ben An 2&1 on the 17th hole, the Americans jumped up 15-12. Matt Kuchar‘s stiff approach and birdie putt to go up one on Louis Oosthuizen, had victory in sight for the U.S. Rickie Fowler added a half point later and tied Marc Leishman.

“We did it together,” Woods said. “We came here as a team. My teammates and my boys all played well. The captains did an amazing job of just being there for every little detail. I couldn’t have done it without all their help.”

SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019

Kuchar said of Woods, “What a thrill. To play for the greatest ever, arguably, and to have him as a playing captain, just so cool. Watching him go out and still be just the best player on the golf course…To be able to come back the way we did was such a thrill.”

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Austin Letorney

Latest News

Tom Brady Still Hasn’t Been Contacted By The Patriots For Free Agency

Tom Brady Still Hasn’t Been Contacted By The Patriots For Free Agency

As the NFL offseason continues, the six-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Tom Brady has yet to be contacted by New…

NFL Combine Highlights: Henry Ruggs III Sets 40-Yard Dash Record

NFL Combine Highlights: Henry Ruggs III Sets 40-Yard Dash Record

The NFL combine saw some serious action with an impressive class ready to take the NFL by storm. A new…

Joe Burrow’s Hands Measured At Nine Inches At NFL Combine, Among Smallest Ever 1st Round QBs

Joe Burrow’s Hands Measured At Nine Inches At NFL Combine, Among Smallest Ever 1st Round QBs

The reigning National Champion and No. 1 NFL draft prospect, Joe Burrow had his measurements taken Monday morning at the NFL…

Bradley Beal’s Back-To-Back 50 Point Games Places Him In Special Company

Bradley Beal’s Back-To-Back 50 Point Games Places Him In Special Company

On Monday night, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal join an exclusive list of players after his 55 point performance in…

NHL Tickets On Sale Now! [Info, Deals & Dates]

NHL Tickets On Sale Now! [Info, Deals & Dates]

With two-thirds of the season finished for the NHL, we’re in the final stretch until playoffs that start on April…

ESPN Cleveland Suspends Tony Grossi For Describing Baker Mayfield With Derogatory Term

ESPN Cleveland Suspends Tony Grossi For Describing Baker Mayfield With Derogatory Term

ESPN Cleveland has suspended radio host Tony Grossi for using derogatory comments while describing Browns‘ quarterback Baker Mayfield. According to a…

Nike Air Ship: Michael Jordan’s Original Retro & The “Banned Shoe” Now On Sale!

Nike Air Ship: Michael Jordan’s Original Retro & The “Banned Shoe” Now On Sale!

A huge release of new shoes has just dropped! The Nike Air Ship is a part of the Jordan Brand…

Scott Boras Grants Kobe Bryant’s Last Request: Find Internship For John Altobelli’s Daughter, Lexi

Scott Boras Grants Kobe Bryant’s Last Request: Find Internship For John Altobelli’s Daughter, Lexi

Kobe Bryant was exchanging texts with good friend and Lakers’ general manager Rob Pelinka about the possibility of setting up an internship for…

Kobe Bryant Fans Bash Ric Flair’s Promo At Lakers-Pelicans Game

Kobe Bryant Fans Bash Ric Flair’s Promo At Lakers-Pelicans Game

Ric Flair received backlash from fans of Kobe Bryant following the wrestling legend’s appearance at Staples Center for the Lakers’ game against…

Phillies & Mascot Creators At Odds Over New ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Look

Phillies & Mascot Creators At Odds Over New ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Look

The Philadelphia Phillies and the creators of the Phillie Phanatic mascot are at odds over the redesign of the beloved…

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 after she issued a surprising essay in Vanity…

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

Tuesday’s match up between the Lakers and Pelicans was must watch television as two of the most hyped No. 1…