U.S wins the Presidents cup 15½-14½ in a dramataic finale

A great summary of the dramatic final stages of the President’s cup from missed three footers (you know who you are), chunky chips and military service for the losers…..

The United States beat the International team 15½-14½ to win the Presidents Cup for the sixth time in a row and ninth time in 11 contests.

The US held a one-point lead going into the final day’s 12 singles matches and maintained that advantage at the Jack Nicklaus Club in Incheon, South Korea.

Bill Haas, the son of captain Jay, scored the winning point by beating South Korean Bae Sang-moon.

Haas secured victory on the 18th hole of a tense finale to the competition.

Jay Haas said he told his 33-year-old son: “Come on, win one for your mom, your mom deserves this.”

He added: “We put him out 12th and had no idea this was going to happen. Couldn’t even have dreamt this.”

Sang-moon needed to win the final hole to halve his match with Haas Jr, but conceded after following a poor chip into the 18th with a missed putt.

The 29-year-old will now begin two years of compulsory military service in South Korea.

Original article here.

HaasBae847-HalleranAlso from the Presidents Cup website: SONGDO IBD, INCHEON CITY, South Korea — The Presidents Cup came down to the final hole of the final match. Bill Haas, the son of U.S. Captain Jay Haas, clinched the deciding point, giving a fitting ending to a dramatic day that saw the International Team make a late push for the Cup. The two teams earned six points apiece on Sunday, allowing the U.S. to hang on to its one-point lead. Here’s a look at the 12 singles matches on the Presidents Cup’s final day:

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