2017 Presidents Cup: Team USA 19, Team International 11

Team USA team members pose with the trophy following the 2017 Presidents Cup
The victorious Team USA at the 2017 Presidents Cup. David Cannon/Getty Images

The 2017 Presidents Cup was the 12th time the Presidents Cup was played. Following the American side's 19-11 victory, the overall standings at this point were 10 wins for Team USA, one win for Team International and one tie.

The tournament was played Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017. The location was Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., a Tom Kite-designed golf course that looks out onto New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

Team Rosters

  • USA: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Chappell. Captain's picks: Charley Hoffman, Phil Mickelson
  • International: Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Marc Leishman, Branden Grace, Jhonattan Vegas, Si Woo Kim, Adam Hadwin. Captain's picks: Emiliano Grillo, Anirban Lahiri

Team Captains

The team captain for the United States was Steve Stricker, making his first appearance as a captain in an international team competition. For the International side, the captain was Nick Price, serving his third consecutive stint as International Presidents Cup captain.

How Team USA Raced to Victory at 2017 Presidents Cup

The format for the tournament: four days of match play, with foursomes and fourball doubles matches spread over the first three days, and culminating in singles matches on the final day.

It was total domination for Team USA at the 2017 Presidents Cup, with Team International's chances at victory slipping away from the very start. The Americans' victory was bigger than the final 19-11 score indicated: Team USA came within a point and a half of clinching victory after just the third of the four days of competition.

Over the first three sessions of play, Team International won only a single match (Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen won a foursomes match on the first day), and halved three others. For the first three days of the competition (comprising four playing sessions), Team USA won 13 of the 18 matches played.

The Internationals did play better in the final day's singles matches, earning 7.5 points. But Daniel Berger's win over Si Woo Kim in Game 4 finished off the victory for Team USA.

Match Results at the 2017 Presidents Cup

Day 1 Foursomes

  • Justin Thomas/Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Charl Schwartzel/Hideki Matsuyama, International, 6 and 4
  • Matt Kuchar/Dustin Johnson, USA, def. Jhonattan Vegas/Adam Scott, International, 1-up
  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Emiliano Grillo/Si Woo Kim, International, 5 and 4
  • Branden Grace/Louis Oosthuizen, International, def. Daniel Berger/Brooks Koepka, USA, 3 and 1
  • Phil Mickelson/Kevin Kisner, USA, halved with Marc Leishman/Jason Day, International

Day 2 Fourballs

  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA halved with Adam Hadwin/Hideki Matsuyama, International
  • Justin Thomas/Rickie Fowler, USA def. Branden Grace/Louis Oosthuizen, International, 3 and 2
  • Kevin Kisner/Phil Mickelson, USA def. Marc Leishman/Jason Day, International, 1-up
  • Charley Hoffman/Kevin Chappell USA def. Anirban Lahiri/Charl Schwartzel, International, 6 and 5
  • Brooks Koepka/Dustin Johnson USA def. Jhonattan Vegas/Adam Scott, International, 3 and 2

Day 3 Morning Foursomes

  • Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed, USA def. Marc Leishman/Jason Day, International, 4 and 3
  • Matt Kuchar/Dustin Johnson, USA def. Adam Hadwin/Adam Scott, International, 3 and 2
  • Kevin Kisner/Phil Mickelson, USA def. Emiliano Grillo/Jhonattan Vegas, International, 2 and 1
  • Rickie Fowler/Justin Thomas, USA halved with Branden Grace/Louis oosthuizen, International

Day 3 Afternoon Fourballs

  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA def. Louis Oosthuizen/Jason Day, International, 2 and 1
  • Daniel Berger/Justin Thomas, USA def. Jhonattan Vegas/Hideki Matsuyama, International, 3 and 2
  • Anirban Lahiri/Si Woo Kim, International, def. Kevin Chappell/Charley Hoffman, USA, 1-up
  • Brooks Koepka/Dustin Johnson, USA def. Marc Leishman/Branden Grace, International, 3 and 2

Day 4 Singles

  • Kevin Chappell, USA halved with Marc Leishman, International
  • Jason Day, International def. Charley Hoffman, 2 and 1
  • Hideki Matsuyama, International def. Justin Thomas, USA, 3 and 1
  • Daniel Berger, USA def. Si Woo Kim, International, 2 and 1
  • Charl Schwartzel, International def. Matt Kuchar, USA, 1-up
  • Louis Oosthuizen, International def. Patrick Reed, USA, 1-up
  • Dustin Johnson, USA halved with Branden Grace, International
  • Adam Scott, International def. Brooks Koepka, USA, 3 and 2
  • Jhonattan Vegas, International def. Jordan Spieth, USA, 3 and 2
  • Kevin Kisner, USA halved with Anirban Lahiri, International
  • Phil Mickelson, USA def. Adam Hadwin, International, 2 and 1
  • Rickie Fowler, USA def. Emiliano Grillo, International, 6 and 4

Player Records

How each golfer fared in the tournament, with records listed at win-loss-half:

Team USA
Dustin Johnson, 4-0-1
Jordan Spieth, 3-1-1
Justin Thomas, 3-1-1
Rickie Fowler, 3-0-1
Daniel Berger, 2-1-0
Brooks Koepka, 2-2-0
Kevin Kisner, 2-0-2
Patrick Reed, 3-1-1
Matt Kuchar, 2-1-0
Kevin Chappell, 1-1-1
Charley Hoffman, 1-2-0
Phil Mickelson, 3-0-1

Team International
Hideki Matsuyama, 1-2-1
Jason Day, 1-3-1
Adam Scott, 1-3-0
Louis Oosthuizen, 2-2-1
Charl Schwartzel, 1-2-0
Marc Leishman, 0-3-2
Branden Grace, 1-2-2
Jhonattan Vegas, 1-4-0
Si Woo Kim, 1-2-0
Adam Hadwin, 0-2-1
Emiliano Grillo, 0-3-0
Anirban Lahiri, 1-1-1