On this Day in 1994: America claim first Presidents Cup

Sport360 staff 09:55 18/09/2016
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Inaugural Champs: Team USA.

On this day 22 years ago, the inaugural Presidents Cup was concluded at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, USA.

The US Team, captained by Hale Irwin, defeated the International Team, captained by David Graham, 20-12.

The honorary chairman was former President of the United States Gerald R. Ford.

The outcome was decided in Sunday’s singles when Fred Couples hit a 9-iron on the 18th hole from a fairway bunker to 18-pre-Shotlink inches, beating a weary Nick Price (who had taken over the world No. 1 ranking after winning both the Open Championship and PGA Championship in an exhausting summer), 1 up.

Other memorable events on this day:

1925: American Bill Tilden captures a record sixth consecutive US Open tennis title.

1971: The US team, captained by Jay Hebert, win the Ryder Cup at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis.

1997: The first test to feature three pairs of brothers in one Test team kicks off in Harare. Andy and Grant Flower, Bryan and Paul Strang, and Gavin and John Rrennie played for Zimbabwe against New Zealand.

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