2019 Presidents Cup: USA 16, International 14

US team captain Tiger Woods and his teammates pose with the Presidents Cup after their win over the International Team at the 2019 Presidents Cup.
The victorious Team USA players surround player-captain Tiger Woods and the Presidents Cup trophy.

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The 2019 Presidents Cup was the 13th time the Presidents Cup was played. It pits teams of professional male golfers representing the United States against an International side. With its victory, Team USA took an all-time lead in the series of 11 wins to one win by the International side, with one tie.

  • Final Score: USA 16, International 14
  • Dates: Dec. 12-15, 2019
  • Location: Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia

Team Rosters

  • United States: Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler
  • International: Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Abraham Ancer, Li Haotong, Cheng-tsung Pan, Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann, Byeong Hun An

Team Captains

There was some major star power in the captain's chair for the 2019 Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods for Team USA and Ernie Els for Team International. The two friends and rivals were longtime players in this event. For each of them, it was his first time serving as team captain (although both had experience as assistant captains).

Woods also took the step of playing in the competition. He was the first player-captain since Hale Irwin for Team USA in the 1994 tournament.

Match Results At the 2019 Presidents Cup

Day 1 Fourballs

  • Tiger Woods/Justin Thomas, USA def. Joaquin Niemann/Marc Leishman, International, 4 and 3
  • Sungjae Im/Adam Hadwin, International def. Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele, USA, 1-up
  • Byeong Hun An/Adam Scott, International def. Tony Finau/Bryson DeChambeau, USA, 2 and 1
  • C.T. Pan/Hideki Matsuyama, International def. Patrick Reed/Webb Simpson, USA, 1-up
  • Louis Oosthuizen/Abraham Ancer, International def. Gary Woodland/Dustin Johnson, USA, 4 and 3

Day 2 Foursomes

  • Adam Scott/Louis Oosthuizen, International def. Matt Kuchar/Dustin Johnson, USA, 3 and 2
  • Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele, USA def. Joaquin Niemann/Adam Hadwin, International, 1-up
  • Abraham Ancer/Marc Leishman, International def. Patrick Reed/Webb Simpson, USA, 3 and 2
  • Tiger Woods/Justin Thomas, USA def. Hideki Matsuyama/Byeong Hun An, International, 1-up
  • Cameron Smith/Sungjae Im, International halved with Rickie Fowler/Gary Woodland, USA

Day 3 Fourballs

  • Rickie Fowler/Justin Thomas, USA def. Haotong Li/Marc Leishman, International, 3 and 2
  • Abraham Ancer/Sungjae Im, International def. Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele, USA, 3 and 2
  • C.T. Pan/Hideki Matsuyama, International def. Webb Simpson/Patrick Reed, USA, 5 and 3
  • Byeong Hun An/Adam Scott, International, halved with Tony Finau/Matt Kuchar, USA

Day 3 Foursomes

  • Gary Woodland/Dustin Johnson, USA def. Louis Oosthuizen/Adam Scott, International, 2 and 1
  • Marc Leishman/Abraham Ancer, International, halved with Justin Thomas/Rickie Fowler, USA
  • Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay, USA def. Cameron Smith/Sungjae Im, International, 2 and 1
  • Byeong Hun An/Joaquin Niemann, International, halved with Matt Kuchar/Tony Finau, USA

Day 4 Singles

  • Tiger Woods, USA def. Abraham Ancer, International, 3 and 2
  • Hideki Matsuyama, International, halved with Tony Finau, USA
  • Patrick Reed, USA def. C.T. Pan, International, 4 and 2
  • Dustin Johnson, USA def. Haotong Li, International, 4 and 3
  • Byron DeChambeau, USA, halved with Adam Hadwin, International
  • Sungjae Im, International def. Gary Woodland, USA, 4 and 3
  • Patrick Cantlay, USA def. Joaquin Niemann, International, 3 and 2
  • Xander Schauffele, USA def. Adam Scott, International, 2 and 1
  • Webb Simpson, USA def. Byeong Hun An, International, 2 and 1
  • Cameron Smith, International def. Justin Thomas, USA, 2 and 1
  • Louis Oosthuizen, International, halved with Matt Kuchar, USA
  • Marc Leishman, International, halved with Rickie Fowler, USA