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Jason Dufner, United States, def. Brendon de Jonge, International, 4 and 3.

De Jonge was regarded as one of the top performers for the International team. Dufner has quietly put together a good record for the Americans. Dufner birdied the first hole and never trailed. He added a birdie on No. 8 to go 2 up, another birdie on the 10th to stretch his lead to 3 up. His only mistake was a bogey on the 11th hole, but he followed that with back-to-back birdies and closed out the Zimbabwean on the 15th hole.


Adam Scott, International, def. Bill Haas, United States, 2 and 1.

Haas was the only player at this Presidents Cup to have three partners, and perhaps was the most underrated American. He gave Scott quite a battle, leading with a birdie on the fifth hole and was still only 1 down at the turn. Scott started the back nine with a birdie at No. 10 to go 2 up. Haas birdied the 12th, and the match was close until Scott reached the 15th green in two and Haas failed to match his birdie. They made pars the rest of the way.


Zach Johnson, United States, def. Branden Grace, International, 4 and 2.

Grace didn’t win a match all week, and Johnson made sure it stayed that way. He birdied the third hole for a 1-up lead and led the rest of the way. Grace birdied the ninth and 11th holes to get within 1 hole. But a beautiful tee shot on the dangerous par-3 12th hole gave Johnson a short birdie putt that he made for a 2-up lead. Grace then missed a few chances at birdie, and he conceded the match when his tee shot on the 16th found the water.


Marc Leishman, International, def. Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up.

This looked like a win for Kuchar early in the match when he birdied the second hole and Leishman hit into the water trying to reach the par-5 fifth hole in two. Leishman hung around, though, and after both made bogeys on the par-5 11th, Leishman squared the match with a birdie on No. 12. They traded birdies on the next two holes, Leishman went 1 up with a birdie on the 15th and then saved himself on the 18th. Kuchar had about 18 feet for birdie. Leishman was on the collar at the front of the green, 80 feet away. He chipped some 15 feet by the hole and onto the fringe. Kuchar missed his birdie putt, and Leishman made his par putt and won the match.


Tiger Woods, United States, def. Richard Sterne, International, 1 up.

This wasn’t the marquee matchup everyone wanted at the Presidents Cup _ then again, neither was Woods vs. Aaron Baddeley two years ago. It was a sloppy match, with Woods making only two birdies _ on the par-5 fifth hole, and a conceded birdie on the ninth when Sterne went into the water. Sterne led for two holes on the front nine. Woods took the lead on the 12th when Sterne went into the water, and Sterne answered with a birdie on the 13th. The match was all square until Sterne went well over the 16th green and made bogey. Woods, with a 1-up lead, got up-and-down for par from behind the 17th green, and then hit the middle of the 18th green and rolled his birdie putt to within a foot. Sterne conceded the putt, and Woods won his match to give the Americans the point they needed to win the Presidents Cup.


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