SAN FRANSISCO: Tiger Woods delivered the clinching point as the United States won the eighth Presidents Cup match play golf tournament here on Sunday.

Woods’s 6 and 5 triumph over South Korean Yang Yong-Eun gave them an unbeatable lead with 17.5 points. Woods said he didn’t realise his match could be the decisive one. “I didn’t look at any boards,” he said. “I saw we were down in six matches

at one point, so I just kept my head down and tried to extend my own lead.”

The US brought a three-point lead into the final day and needed just five points from the 12 singles matches. The Internationals needed eight points, and were never up in more than six matches simultaneously. US won for the sixth time in eight editions of the event, which pits a US team against an Internationals squad except Europe.