THE PRESIDENTS CUP
Sunday Singles match recaps
- September 25, 2022
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- September 25, 2022
Xander Schauffele wins his match and clinches the Presidents Cup for U.S. Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The U.S. Team has won the 14th Presidents Cup, defeating the International Team by a 17.5-12.5 margin at Quail Hollow Club.
PRESIDENTS CUP: Scoring
The U.S. improves to 12-1-1 all-time in the biennial competition, remaining undefeated on American soil at 8-0-0.
The U.S. Team entered Sunday Singles with an 11-7 advantage over the International Team, and the United States weathered an early opposing surge with consistent play across the lineup.
Here’s a match-by-match breakdown of Sunday’s 12 Singles matches at Quail Hollow Club.
Si Woo Kim (Intl.) def. Justin Thomas (U.S.), 1-up
This first match got tense on the back nine, with the normally stoic Kim showing some fire as he won the 14th (par) and 16th (birdie) holes and “shushed” the partisan crowd with a nice par putt at 15. Thomas, who led most of the match, hit his approach close for birdie at 17 to tie; both players had good birdie looks at 18. Kim putted first and made from 10 feet. Thomas, just inside, missed his putt left. Thomas had a strong week (4-1-0) but fell to 0-3 in Presidents Cup Singles.(Video) Highlights | Sunday Singles | Presidents Cup | 2022
Si Woo Kim's 100-yard approach in close leads to confident birdie at Presidents Cup
QUOTES:“I’ve never (felt) like pressure, even when I won THE PLAYERS Championship. It was a really hard match. ... My goal was playing 18 holes. I kept the pressure on him.” – Si Woo Kim
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 12, International Team 8
Player records this week:Thomas (4-1-0), Si Woo Kim (3-1-0)
Jordan Spieth (U.S.) def. Cameron Davis (Intl.), 4 and 3
Spieth, the most seasoned U.S. player, came into Sunday having never won in Presidents Cup/Ryder Cup Singles play, holding a record of 0-6-1. He lost his first two holes, but he got going with the putter, birdied Nos. 4 and 5 and was tied after nine. Spieth would run away by winning six of the last seven holes. Not only did he get his Singles victory, but Spieth became only the sixth player in Presidents Cup history to finish 5-0-0.
Jordan Spieth sinks a 46-foot birdie putt at Presidents Cup
QUOTES: “I had a great back nine ... I rattled off three straight birdies (starting at 11) and then just kept trying to hit greens. It feels really good. I was more nervous than I probably should have been today, just because I wanted to get that monkey off my back.”– Jordan Spieth
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 12, International Team 7
Player records this week:Spieth (5-0-0), Davis (2-3-0).
Sam Burns (U.S.) tied Hideki Matsuyama (Intl.)
Another close match near the top of the lineup, with Burns, a rookie on the U.S. Team, and Matsuyama, an International Team veteran, heading to the 18th hole tied. Matsuyama hit a drive down the left side that struck a marshal and caromed left into the rough, a terrible break. From 182 yards, he hit his approach just over the green. Burns piped a drive, and hit his approach to 24 feet. Matsuyama’s long curling chip hit the flagstick and stayed out. Burns, playing the 18th hole for the fourth time, watched his birdie putt to win drift off right. Burns played much better on the week than his record would show.
Sam Burns sinks an electrifying 48-foot birdie putt at Presidents Cup
QUOTES: “He just blew the lid off this place.” NBC’s Paul Azinger after Burns made birdie from 48 feet at the 10th hole
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 13.5, International Team 8.5
Player records this week:Burns (0-3-2), Matsuyama (1-3-1)
Patrick Cantlay (U.S.) def. Adam Scott (Intl.), 3 and 2
Cantlay came out a determined man after he and partner Xander Schauffele lost their afternoon Four-ball match on Saturday. He birdied the second, third and won the fourth with a par when Scott putted off the green. There was some beautiful golf in this match at times. Scott, the oldest man of the match at 42, stiffed his approach at the ninth with Cantlay’s ball sitting just 2 feet from the hole. Cantlay simply left Scott with few openings in a tactical victory.
Patrick Cantlay pours in a 27-foot birdie putt at Presidents Cup(Video) Highlights | Rounds 3 and 4 | Presidents Cup | 2022
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 13, International Team 8
Player records this week: Cantlay (3-1-0), Scott (2-3-0)
Sebastian Munoz (Intl.) def. Scottie Scheffler (U.S.) 2 and 1
Scheffler, the world No. 1, came in fired up after going winless (0-2-1) in three team matches, but he faced a formidable foe. Munoz, from Colombia, was 2-down through seven, but kept punching. He won holes 8-10, then holed a bunker shot for eagle at the short 11th. Scheffler would answer, holing a curling downhill putt from 62 feet to keep from going 2-down. Munoz had a 1-up lead when the players traded birdies at 15 and 16. A poor tee shot by Scheffler at 17 cost him, his bogey clinching the match for Munoz.
Sebastián Muñoz holes greenside bunker shot for eagle at Presidents Cup
QUOTES:“It was tough. I really had to focus. It’s probably one of the best things I've ever achieved in my life, playing this week, holding him off two times this week. I threw everything at him, and luckily we got the win.” – Sebastian Munoz
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 13.5, International Team 9.5
Player records this week: Scheffler 0-3-1, Munoz 2-0-1
Tony Finau (U.S.) def. Taylor Pendrith (Intl.), 3 and 1
Finau clinched at least a half-point for the U.S. side when he birdied the 16th hole against the long-hitting Canadian rookie, then secured a full point at the par-4 17th when he made his seventh birdie of the round. Pendrith, winless on the week, led from the sixth hole through the 11th, but did not win a hole after 11. Finau won five of the final nine holes of the match.See AlsoVegas insanity; Penn’s bad boy; Lake Mead in peril - Willow ManorEmergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model - Frequently Asked Questions | CMS Innovation Center17 Ways to Make Your Trip to the DMV Less Miserable — Best LifeHome Hardware Center Inc 📞 (318)435-4004 Winnsboro 71295 Contractors Near Me 3466 Front Street
Tony Finau makes birdie on No. 17 at Presidents Cup
QUOTE: “I fought as hard as I think I've ever fought in a match. We know what’s on the line here this week, and it just adds that little intensity. I needed every bit of it. I played really nicely. I had to if I was going to beat Taylor today.” – Tony Finau
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 14.5, International Team 9.5
Player records this week:Finau (3-1-0), Pendrith (0-4-0).
Xander Schauffele (U.S.) def. Corey Conners (Intl.), 1-up
The man who won gold at the 2020 Olympics now owns a clinching point at the Presidents Cup, too. Schauffele was struggling mightily on the back nine, tugging his tee shot into the water at the par-3 14th and then driving his ball into the left-side creek at 15, but he showed lots of fight. He hit an incredible third shot from 218 yards after his drop and saved his 4 at 15 to regain a 1-up lead. Schauffele was 1-up with two to play and cold-shanked his approach at the par-4 17th with Conners sitting on the green in two. Conners, who had a rough week, three-putted to allow Schauffele to tie the hole with bogey. A scrambling par at 18 sealed his 1-up victory and the cup for the U.S..
Xander Schauffele makes short putt for birdie on No. 8 at Presidents Cup
QUOTES:“This is a really strange feeling. Man, we were struggling out there, and I’m really happy there are no pictures on the scorecard. I had all the boys pulling for me. I knew it was going to be close. Corey just let me in, and I was able to take advantage of it.” – Xander Schauffele
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 15.5, International Team 9.5
Player records this week:Schauffele (3-1-0), Conners(0-4-0)(Video) USA Wins At Quail Hollow! 2022 Presidents Cup Recap, Reaction & Analysis
Sungjae Im (Intl.) def. Cameron Young (U.S.), 1-up
Young had a nightmare start. Im came out with three pars and was 3-up on the fourth tee. But Young, one of six U.S. rookies, can go on some incredible stretches of golf, and he worked his way back into the match. When he birdied the par-4 15th, Young owned the lead. Im, an incredible ballstriker, was tough all week, and he would birdie the last two holes – making from 22 feet at 18 – to turn around the deficit and pull out a hard-earned point.
Sungjae Im makes birdie on No. 17 to win the hole at Presidents Cup
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 15.5, International Team 11.5
Player records this week: Young (1-2-1), Im (2-2-1)
K.H. Lee (Intl.) def. Billy Horschel (U.S.), 3 and 1
In a battle of two Presidents Cup first-timers, the South Korean Lee steadily built a 3-up advantage through 11 holes, and he held off the fiery Florida Gator with just one hole surrendered the rest of the way – Horschel’s birdie at No. 13. Lee two-putted for birdie at the par-5 16th to match Horschel’s up-and-down from a greenside bunker, and the reigning back-to-back AT&T Byron Nelson champion was conceded the match while facing a 21-foot birdie try on No. 17, as Horschel faced 43 feet for par.
K.H. Lee makes birdie and goes 2-up on No. 16 at Presidents Cup
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 15.5, International Team 10.5
Player records this week: Lee (2-1-0), Horschel (1-2-0)
Max Homa (U.S.) def. Tom Kim (Intl.), 1-up
No player at Quail Hollow has been on a hotter run than Homa, who, one week after winning the Fortinet Championship, capped off an undefeated week (4-0-0) at the Presidents Cup by beating Kim. Homa did not start well – he was 3-down through 11 to the 20-year-old – but won holes at 12, 13, 14 and 15 to flip the match. Kim missed an 8-foot birdie putt at the last to tie the match.See Also50 Work From Home Jobs That Pay Well for Remote Workersspencer klavan boyfriend joshHow To Wear Rings: How Many To Wear, What Fingers & More (Ultimate Guide)Moose Population by State (Estimates and Info) - Wildlife Informer
Homa’s birdie at the 15th, the end of Quail Hollow’s daunting Green Mile, produced an incredible roar that echoed across the course. Kim was one of the real standouts from the week, winning two points on Saturday.
Max Homa makes clutch birdie with beautiful tee shot to 12 feet at Presidents Cup
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 17.5, International Team 11.5
Player records this week: Homa (4-0-0), Tom Kim (2-3-0)(Video) Team U.S. win the Presidents Cup! | Day 4 | Presidents Cup 2019
Collin Morikawa (U.S.) def. Mito Pereira (Intl.), 3 and 2
Morikawa set the tone for the match on No. 1; after Pereira hit his approach on the long par-4 to within inches, the Cal Bear drained a 17-foot birdie to tie the hole. Pereira never led the match at any point. Morikawa matched his U.S. Team compatriot Spieth for largest advantage at any point Sunday (4-up), which he held through 10 holes on the strength of four birdies and an eagle. Pereira won the par-4 11th with a birdie but could draw no closer, and the two-time major winner drained a 24-foot curling birdie at the par-5 16th to conclude the proceedings, lightly flipping his putter and delivering a stout fist pump to the fans.
Collin Morikawa trickles in a putt for birdie on No. 8 to win the hole at Presidents Cup
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 16.5, International Team 11.5
Player records this week: Morikawa (2-1-0), Pereira (0-2-1)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout def. Kevin Kisner (U.S.) vs. (Intl.), 2 and 1
Birdies were difficult to come by in the day’s anchor match. Bezuidenhout, who was on the golf course for only the second time all week, played solidly and never trailed, though Kisner never let him far out of his sight. Bezuidenhout went 2-up with two to play with a deft up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the par-5 16th. When Kisner’s par putt at 17 spun out of the hole, victory was Bezuidenhout’s, and the Presidents Cup had ended in a five-point U.S. victory.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout makes birdie on No. 7 to win the hole at Presidents Cup
Score at match’s conclusion: U.S. Team 17.5, International Team 12.5
Player records this week: Kisner (0-2-1), Bezuidenhout (1-0-1)
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