BREAKING NEWS: USA complete incredible comeback to win Presidents Cup

By Sports Desk December 14, 2019

The United States claimed their eighth consecutive Presidents Cup after becoming the first team to win the tournament when trailing at the start of the final day.

 

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    World number two Jon Rahm and Patrick Reed were among six players tied in seventh at four under, along with Tony Finau.

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    World number one Dustin Johnson posted a pair of double bogeys on his way to a five-over 77. That score was matched by US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, who dropped shots on seven holes.

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    "Another question here. Was he drunk? He was not drunk. That is, definitely we can throw that one out. Speculation. Irresponsible.

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    "If there was evidence of that, well then we'd proceed with that, however, and we hold everyone accountable to the rule of law, no matter what your celebrity status is.

    "But there was no evidence of that. So this is an accident. We're treating it as an accident."

    Villanueva said search warrants would be required were any further investigations to take place.

    "We'll assume that during the course of the treatment, they did draw blood," he said.

    "And they have to do that, obviously, because he has to go into surgery and all that.

    "But that's going to require a search warrant from our part to go into those details."

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