MELBOURNE, Australia – The Americans returned Down Under and wound up on top in the Presidents Cup.
Jim Furyk became the fourth player to win all five of his matches, and the bottom half of the lineup was strong enough to give the Americans their fourth straight win over the Internationals in this lopsided series.
Tiger Woods won the clinching point for the second straight time. He played well all week without always getting rewarded with a point, but easily handled Aaron Baddeley, losing only one hole in a 4-and-3 victory.
By then, it already was clear which team would be hoisting the gold cup -- again.
The International team's only win came 13 years ago at Royal Melbourne. The Americans made sure there was no repeat, and lead the series 7-1-1.