Oct 6, 2013; Dublin, OH, USA; Matt Kuchar and Tiger Woods walk across the foot bridge on the 17th hole during the third round of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods clinches Presidents Cup for the United States

Tiger Woods defeated Richard Sterne 1 up on Sunday as the Americans took out the Internationals in the Presidents Cup.

The victory marked the fifth straight Cup victory for the United States, and the third straight clinched by Woods.

“It was a team effort this whole week,” Woods told the Associated Press, per ESPN.com. “We really played well to give ourselves a nice lead.”

Woods ended the tournament at 4-1, the best record of any player at the Presidents Cup.  With the cincher, he put the United States up 18 ½ to 15 ½, ending the tournament without a need to play on Monday.

“It was a tall order, but they gave it their best shot. These guys played their tails off,” International captain Nick Price said, per the Associated Press. “We’re a real hodge-podge of a team that came together from four corners of the planet. And they gave the might of America a run for their money.”

Despite not winning any major tournaments this year, woods has ut together quite a nice season.  With 5 wins, not including the Presidents Cup, and a first place finish on the money list — Woods made over $8.5 million through tournaments – 2013 is a year Tiger can look back on and feel quite comfortable with.

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