he International team lost at least four players -- maybe more -- who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf and were deemed ineligible by the PGA Tour

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It had eight rookies asked to play a new format before 40,000 flag-waving fans chanting for the home team.

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And the Internationals have never won on American soil since these lopsided matches began in 1994.

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The Americans are tough to beat right now in any cup, under any circumstances.

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ordan Spieth made putts from all over Quail Hollow and capped off a 5-0 week, Xander Schauffele introduced the cup-clinching factor and lit up his massive cigar

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"What was so cool -- which has been very consistent in the previous few Cups that I've been involved in -- is everyone's really, really good at what they do.''

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The plucky International team nevertheless made them paintings for it. Spieth and Patrick Cantlay had been on top of things in their matches and set the tone.

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 Even so, the Internationals stored it interesting, a resilient effort thinking about they have been down 8-2 going into the weekend.

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The final score was 17 1/2-12 1/2, not quite the rout it was at Liberty National in 2017 when this U.S. team started to take shape

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U.S. Captain Davis Love III paid tribute to Immelman for having to fill out his team three weeks ago after British Open champion Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann had been most of the ultra-modern batch to enroll in the rival LIV Golf collection.

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