Tiger: It was a team effort
Last updated: 7th October 2013
Tiger Woods was quick to heap praise on his team-mates after wrapping up the Presidents Cup for the United States.
For the third time in a row, it came down to Woods to clinch the match-winning point for the Americans as they secured a fifth consecutive win over the Internationals.
The world number one beat South African Richard Sterne 1-up to take the United States to an 18.5-15.5 victory at a wet Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday.
"It was a team effort this whole week," Woods said on the PGA Tour website. "We really played well to give ourselves a nice lead.
He added: "To have the opportunity to win the Cup for Freddie [Couples] and all the guys on the team, it means a lot to me."
The hosts started the day with a 14-8 lead and, although the Internationals made a dramatic comeback, Couples' men held on for the win.
It wasn't an easy week for Woods as he has been troubled with a sore back the whole week, but he can take a breather now.
"I'm a little bit sore and certainly I'm looking forward to not touching a club for a while," he said.
He added: "I wasn't feeling my best coming down the stretch and happened to get a 1-up lead. I was just trying to hang onto that," Woods said.
"I knew I wasn't feeling good and if I happened to mess up 18 and we had to continue playing until it was decided - I was like, I really don't want to play any more, just can I win, can I halve this last hole, and it ended up being that way."
"It has been a long week for all of us. Our physios did a hell of a job this week of keeping us out there and keeping us going, especially with all the starts and stops and so many holes - I've never played three matches in a day before."
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