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TIGER HELPS U.S. KEEP HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE

Tiger Woods goes 5-0, and the Americans stay perfect at home in the Presidents Cup.

Tiger Woods provided a fitting conclusion Sunday to a perfect week at the Presidents Cup, for him and an American team that remains perfect at home.

With a flop shot out of the trees to set up one last birdie, Woods won the point that clinched the cup and made him the third player in the Presidents Cup to win all five matches.

His 6-and-5 victory over Y.E. Yang was a tiny token of revenge for Woods blowing a final-round lead to the South Korean in the PGA Championship this summer. It was the first time in either the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup that Woods earned the decisive point.

And he didn't even know it.

"Oh, perfect," Woods said, an apt choice of words. "All I knew was I was trying to get my point, and I was 5-up trying to make it 6."

Phil Mickelson wrapped up another anticlimactic finish with a 7-foot birdie putt for a 2-and-1 victory over Retief Goosen, leaving Lefty unbeaten (4-0-1) in the Presidents Cup for the second time in the past three contests.

The Americans won 19-1/2-14-1/2, the same margin as last time against an overmatched International team.

The United States leads 6-1-1 since the Presidents Cup began in 1994. It improved to 5-0 on home soil, the previous four victories coming across the country in Virginia.

"I'm sure we tried our best all week," Australian Geoff Ogilvy said after his 2-and-1 victory over Steve Stricker. "Coming in today, we had too much to do and the U.S. team was obviously very motivated."

British Open champion Stewart Cink, disgusted with his performance Saturday, asked to play early and put the first point on the board by overwhelming Australian Adam Scott, a questionable captain's pick who contributed only one point for the week.

Sean O'Hair and Anthony Kim followed with big victories, and Hunter Mahan won his leadoff match over Camilo Villegas of Colombia, the only player to get shut out at Harding Park.

That set the stage for Woods, whose performance has been mediocre since he started playing these team competitions in 1997.

He won four holes in a five-hole stretch in the middle of the round, pouring in one birdie putt after another, then sealed it with a 9-foot birdie on the 13th hole.

Woods went 5-0 for the week, joining Mark O'Meara (1996) and Shigeki Maruyama (1998) as the only players to win all five matches in the Presidents Cup. Woods has 18 victories, the most of any player in this event.

Woods and Stricker became the first partnership in the Presidents Cup to win all four of their matches, with Stricker making all the putts and Woods providing the defining moment Saturday morning with a 25-foot birdie and a 3-iron to 8 feet on the par-5 18th that turned a certain loss into an inspiring victory in foursomes.

U.S. captain Fred Couples was the first to greet Woods with a hug.

EUROPEAN PGA: Ross McGowan of England captured his first European tour title, winning the Madrid Masters by three strokes over Mikko Ilonen of Finland. McGowan shot 1-under 71 to finish at 25-under 263. He shot 60 Saturday and began the final round with a seven-stroke lead.

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