U.S. wins 2009 Presidents Cup

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The United States team with wives and Michael Jordan, who was on hand this week as an honorary captain. The U.S. defeated the International team, 19 1/2-14 1/2, to improve to 6-1-1 in the Presidents Cup.
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U.S. captain Fred Couples made all the right moves this week, taking different approaches with his two red-hot stars, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Woods was paired with Steve Stricker for every match, and they were unbeaten; Mickelson had three different partners and went 3-0-1 in foursome and four-ball matches.
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Tiger Woods was a perfect 5-0 for the week, and his victory in Sunday's singles match against Y.E. Yang secured the winning point for the Americans.
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Woods and Yang also dueled at this year's PGA Championship, where Yang pulled off an improbable upset.
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Couples greeted Woods after his winning putt on Sunday. Woods didn't realize his putt had secured the Cup until he walked off the green.
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International captain Greg Norman congratulated Woods after the win.
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Phil Mickelson was in top form all week, continuing the resurgence that started with his Tour Championship victory.
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Mickelson held on to beat Retief Goosen, 2 and 1, on Sunday.
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Stewart Cink set the tone, defeating Adam Scott for the first U.S. point of the day.
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Hunter Mahan came back strong on the back nine to defeat Camilo Villegas, 2 and 1.
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Mahan with Couples, center, and Sean O'Hair. "I'm jazzed, I'm really excited right now," Mahan said.
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Villegas bogeyed the 17th to lose the match.
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Anthony Kim was in complete control in his match against Robert Allenby. He won 5 and 3.
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Kim struggled on Saturday but regained his form on Sunday.
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Sean O'Hair helped get the U.S. one step closer with a decisive 6-and-4 victory over Ernie Els.
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Vijay Singh only came away with a half point after leading most of his match against Lucas Glover.
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Woods walked the course with his wife, Elin, and other U.S. team supporters to see the remaining matches.
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Ernie Els, left, with Ryo Ishikawa and Angel Cabrera, two of the four singles winners from the International team. Geoff Ogilvy and Tim Clark also won their matches.