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Jordan Spieth made the 2013 Presidents Cup at age 20, and he admires the trophy after Team USA's victory.

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Team USA defeated Team International by three points, 18.5 to 15.5, at the 2013 Presidents Cup, but the final margin doesn't reflect the USA's true edge.

The Americans had a 6-point lead entering singles play, 14-8. That meant they virtually wrapped up the victory before singles ever began. The Internationals won the singles session to make the final score appear more respectable. As it turned out, the clinching point for Team USA was won by Tiger Woods, who beat Richard Sterne, 1-up, in the ninth singles match.

The victory gave the USA an 8-1-1 overall lead in the Presidents Cup series.

The Internationals trailed by only a point after the first two sessions, but in the 10 foursomes matches scheduled for Day 3 (and completed on the morning of Day 4 due to weather delays), the U.S. team earned 7.5 of the available 10 points to pull away.

Final Score: USA 18.5, International 15.5
Site: Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio
Captains: International - Nick Price; USA - Fred Couples

Team Rosters:

Team International: Adam Scott, Jason Day, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Richard Sterne, Hideki Matsuyama, Graham DeLaet, Angel Cabrera, Marc Leishman, Brendon de Jonge

Team USA: Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth

Day 1 Results:

Fourballs

  • Jason Day/Graham DeLaet, International def. Hunter Mahan/Brandt Snedeker, USA, 1-up
  • Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama, International halved with Bill Haas/Webb Simpson, USA
  • Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, International def. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley, USA, 2 and 1
  • Steve Stricker/Jordan Spieth, USA def. Ernie Els/Brendon de Jonge, International, 1-up
  • Matt Kuchar/Tiger Woods, USA def. Angel Cabrera/Marc Leishman, International, 5 and 4
  • Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson, USA def. Branden Grace/Richard Sterne, International, 5 and 3

 

Day 2 Results:

(Note: The final four matches were completed Saturday morning.)

Foursomes

  • Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley, USA def. Jason Day/Graham DeLaet, International, 4 and 3
  • Ernie Els/ Brendon de Jonge, International def. Bill Haas/Hunter Mahan, USA, 4 and 3
  • Steve Stricker/Jordan Spieth, USA def. Branden Grace/Richard Sterne, International, 2 and 1
  • Angel Cabrera/Marc Leishman, International def. Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker, USA, 2 and 1
  • Tiger Woods/Matt Kuchar, USA def. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, International, 4 and 2
  • Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama, International def. Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson, USA, 2 and 1

 

Day 3 Results:

Fourballs

  • Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson, USA def. Ernie Els/Brendon de Jonge, International, 2 and 1
  • Jason Day/Graham DeLaet, International def. Steve Stricker/Jordan Spieth, USA, 2-up
  • Bill Haas/Webb Simpson, USA def. Angel Cabrera/Branden Grace, International, 4 and 3
  • Brandt Snedeker/Hunter Mahan, USA, def. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, International, 1-up
  • Tiger Woods/Matt Kuchar, USA, def. Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama, International, 1-up

Foursomes
(Note: Four matches were completed Sunday morning)

  • Jason Day/Graham DeLaet, International halved with Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley, USA
  • Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson, USA def. Richard Sterne/Marc Leishman, International, 4 and 3
  • Bill Haas/Steve Stricker, USA def. Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama, International, 4 and 3
  • Brendon de Jonge/Ernie Els, International def. Tiger Woods/Matt Kuchar, USA, 1-up
  • Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker, USA def. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, International, 1-up

 

Day 4 Results:

Singles

  • Ernie Els, International def. Steve Stricker, USA, 1-up
  • Hunter Mahan, USA def. Hideki Matsuyama, International, 3 and 2
  • Jason Dufner, USA def. Brendon de Jonge, International, 4 and 3
  • Jason Day, International def. Brandt Snedeker, USA, 6 and 4
  • Graham DeLaet, International def. Jordan Spieth, USA, 1-up
  • Adam Scott, International def. Bill Haas, USA, 2 and 1
  • Zach Johnson, USA def. Branden Grace, International, 4 and 2
  • Marc Leishman, International def. Matt Kuchar, USA, 1-up
  • Tiger Woods, USA def. Richard Sterne, International, 1-up
  • Charl Schwartzel, International def. Keegan Bradley, USA, 2 and 1
  • Louis Oosthuizen, International halved with Webb Simpson, USA
  • Angel Cabrera, International def. Phil Mickelson, USA, 1-up

Player Records (Win-Loss-Tie)

International
Angel Cabrera, 2-2-0
Jason Day, 3-1-1
Brendon de Jonge, 2-3-0
Graham DeLaet, 3-1-1
Ernie Els, 3-2-0
Branden  Grace, 0-4-0
Marc Leishman, 2-2-0
Hideki Matsuyama, 1-3-1
Louis Oosthuizen, 1-3-1
Charl Schwartzel, 2-3-0
Adam Scott, 2-2-1
Richard Sterne, 0-4-0

USA
Keegan Bradley, 2-2-1
Jason Dufner, 3-1-0
Bill Haas, 2-2-1
Zach Johnson, 3-1-0
Matt Kuchar, 3-2-0
Hunter Mahan, 2-2-0
Phil Mickelson, 2-2-1
Webb Simpson, 2-1-2
Brandt Snedeker, 2-3-0
Jordan Spieth, 2-2-0
Steve Stricker, 3-2-0
Tiger Woods, 4-1-0

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