21 Nov 2011

US too good for Internationals in Melbourne

5:50 am on 21 November 2011

The United States extended their overwhelming Presidents Cup dominance over the International team with a 19-15 victory at Royal Melbourne.

The Americans claimed their seventh victory from nine editions of the biennial contest despite splitting the 12 final-day singles matches 6-6 with Greg Norman's International team.

They led 4-2 after the opening day and went into the last up 13-9, clinching victory when Tiger Woods completed a 4 and 3 win over Aaron Baddeley to take his team to the 18 points needed.

As the Australians in the International team struggled, the US - with 10 of their 12 team members ranked in the world top 22 - were simply too talented, retaining the Presidents Cup for another two years.