US, Weir Triumph in Presidents Cup

Americans keep the trophy, but Canadian Weir bests Tiger
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2007 2:38 AM CDT
US, Weir Triumph in Presidents Cup
International team captain Gary Player hugs Mike Weir, right, as he presents Weir with a medal during the closing ceremonies for the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Sunday Sept. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press)   (Associated Press)

There was no astounding comeback for the International team in this year's Presidents Cup, but Canadian Mike Weir beat the odds and delighted the crowd by defeating Tiger Woods in head-to-head golf yesterday. The US team took the tournament 19.5-14.5, with David Toms contributing a team-high 4.5 points, reports

Weir, the best International player at 3-1-1 for the tournament, pulled three ahead of Tiger after six holes. When Woods drove the ball into the lake he conceded the 18th hole—and the match—to Weir. Tiger's American teammate Woody Austin, who took an unscheduled dip in the same lake earlier in the tournament, showed up yesterday wearing goggles. (More golf stories.)

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