Team USA wins Presidents Cup easily

Liberty National will be one of the most scenic venues in these international match play events

Liberty National will be one of the most scenic venues in these international match play events

The Americans get to play every year which can be tiresome but they've certainly found their rhythm and a system.

This week's American blowout was so lopsided that the USA needed to win only one of the 12 available points in Sunday's singles to clinch the cup for the seventh consecutive time.

Frankly, putting the sitting President on the team would make for a much more interesting event, and had Trump replaced, say, Matt Kuchar for the week, the Americans would have still won handily. "But we've got to stand up, take our arse-whipping like men and walk out with our heads high", said eight-time global representative Adam Scott.

Global captain Nick Price completed his third stint in charge and could only marvel at the play of the US team.

"There's got to be a two-way street; we just want to be treated fairly".

Unless the Internationals step up their team game or the powers overseeing the event tweak the format to help the Internationals become more competitive, this event is bound to be extinct on account of lack of interest thanks to lack of competition.

"Obviously playing for less points, I still say would benefit us".

This year, all 12 American players were ranked inside the world's top 30, compared to six for the visitors, and four of the Americans are within the top 10.

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"Maybe we should have our own selection process; picking six guys and six guys qualifiers, instead of being dictated by the Tour", said Els. I think we have to be more in control, especially when we have a home-course advantage.

This week's Presidents Cup was Jordan Spieth's fifth team competition and he improved his record to 7-4-3 in Ryder and Presidents Cup play, but there is an exception to what is otherwise a stellar record. "We've got a new generation of kids, and guys come through and they haven't been through the scars that some of the other guys have been through the years", Els said.

"This (defeat) is on the cards (again) unless we really get our acts together".

"I think to put pairings together with a very diverse group as we have is our challenge. It was an wonderful week, and I feel excited for everyone on the team".

After a half-point was secured in the top match between Kevin Chappell and Marc Leishman to take the Americans within half a point of victory, and it was rookie Daniel Berger who would take the USA over the line with a 2&1 win over Si Woo Kim. It could come as early as 3 p.m. or so if leadoff man Kevin Chappell can get ahead by a few holes and close out Marc Leishman early on the 14th or 15th hole.

"It was a bit of a slaughtering this week", said Adam Scott who secured a point for the internationals by beating U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.

That was the motivation from US captain Steve Stricker, and the players responded with some of their best golf.

Spieth lost his Sunday singles match to Jhonattan Vegas, 2 and 1, and is 0-5-0 in singles play in his career.

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