Tiger Woods’ US team beat the International team 16-14 in Melbourne to win an eighth successive Presidents Cup, due to domination in the singles matches.

The US were 10-8 behind going into the final day, but Woods led by example as he defeated Abraham Ancer 3&2 in the opening game.

Patrick Reed beat Taiwan’s CT Pan 4&2. Not aided by his caddie who was banned after “pushing” a spectator on Saturday.

The US won 8 of the 12 points with Matt Kuchar sealing victory.

“We did it together,” said Woods, who recorded a 27th win in the tournament, beating Phil Mickelson’s record of 26. “We came here as a team. My team-mates and my boys all played well, the captains did an amazing job. It’s been one of the more amazing challenges but all the guys believed in one another and relied on one another.

International captain Ernie Els stated “We were right there to the end, just a couple of matches didn’t quite go our way. We’re getting closer. We’ve just got to keep it up.”

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