USA defeat Internationals by 15.5-14.5 in a story-book ending to the Presidents Cup.
When Jay Haas told his son that he would be playing in the final match of the Presidents Cup, little did either know how significant the role would ultimately become.
On Sunday in Korea, Bill Haas stepped up to the plate and win the Presidents Cup for Team USA by the smallest of margins when he defeated homeboy Sang-Moon Bae on the 18th green for a 15.5-14.5 victory.
It will go down as the most dramatic day in the history of the Presidents Cup. The U.S. were leading nine of the first eleven matches before the Internationals fought back. Adam Scott beat Rickie Fowler, before Steven Bowditch made a stellar comeback to defeat Jimmy Walker. Inspired by these performances, a sea of blue started to appear and before the U.S. knew it, they were on the verge of losing the Presidents Cup.
“I thought on 15 that I may lose us The Presidents Cup with a couple of shots that I hit,” world number one Jordan Spieth said after losing to Mark Leishman.
When Bubba Watson missed a short birdie putt on the final hole to beat Thongchai Jaidee, it came down to the final matches. Enter Bill Haas.
With a 1-up lead heading down the 18th hole, Haas had the reassurance that the U..S couldn’t lose the Presidents Cup. Bae hit a god-awful chip that proved decisive as he bent over in agony to a flabbergasted crowd.
And just like that, the Presidents Cup was won.