Americans' dominance leads to Presidents Cup victory

Honoré: 'The mayor's living on a cot, and I hope the President has a good day at golf'

The Americans have been virtually unbeatable at Liberty National. They halved day one against Jason Day and Marc Leishman. Otherwise, not one of the singles matches - normally the most dramatic phase of global team play - would have mattered at all.

The only minor blemish for Steve Stricker's USA side came when Jordan Spieth picked up Oosthuizen's moving ball on the 12th and the Americans were disqualified from the hole.

After performing miserably in the foursomes and four-ball matches the first three days, the Nick Price-captained worldwide team performed much better in man-to-man play, though it was too little, too late. But those were quickly dashed.

It was the first time three US presidents have attended the matches at the same time since this event began in 1994, named after the highest office in the land.

Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas are arguably to the two best all-around players on the team.

"It was huge." Johnson said of closing out the match with two birdies.

"What's really cool for us is, it's not the dominance of this week, it's the way this team has really come together, and we recognise that this is a very similar team to what we can see for the next five-to-20 years, potentially", he said.

"Just trying to get him to loosen up and play golf and not be so anxious about the fact that he's got to prove something to us". We're not laying down. "But the guys rallied back great". But Lahiri and Kim thwarted that.

"This is what's wrong with the rules sometimes in golf", Day said.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan told the Associated Press that Trump's people have been out to the course to take a "good, hard look at the property" and are working closely with the tournament's security side. They were 1 down with four to play. Thomas delivered the big moment, as he has done all week, by making a 40-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole for a 2-up lead.

Oosthuizen had an eagle putt at the 12th that ran well past the hole and, with Day already in with birdie, Spieth picked up the ball with his putter while it was still in motion and was penalised with a loss of the hole.

There was plenty of confusion when Jordan Spieth was disqualified on the 12th hole for influencing the movement of a ball that had gone well past the hole. If the Americans won, they would have 15 1/2 points to win the Presidents Cup.

The US have been so dominant this week that they have lost just two matches - on Thursday, Oosthuizen and Grace beat Daniel Berger and Brooks Koepka and on Saturday Lahiri and Si Woo beat Hoffman and Chappell. But Lahiri changed all that, rolling in his birdie putt to secure a half point and guarantee that meaningful golf would be played Sunday. While there, he also tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" negotiating with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

World Number One Johnson proved the difference, brilliant back to back birdies at 15 and 16 taking the Americans from 1up and in a precarious position to a comfortable 3&2 victory.

They got off to the flawless start with a win at the first and went to the turn 2up and looking comfortable but the back nine again proved their undoing.

"You start to kind of look forward and wonder where this momentum could take us". They seem to make the turn, just around the clubhouse, where the clubhouse is, which is the 14th, and they make birdies down the stretch.