2005 Presidents Cup: USA Victory

This was the sixth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American side's victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 4, International 1, with one tie.

Final Score: USA 18.5, International 15.5

Dates Played: Sept. 22-25, 2005

Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia

Team Captains: Gary Player (International) and Jack Nicklaus (USA)

Team Rosters: International — Stuart Appleby, Angel Cabrera, Michael Campbell, Tim Clark, Retief Goosen, Mark Hensby, Trevor Immelman, Peter Lonard, Nick O'Hern, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir. USA — Stewart Cink, Fred Couples, Chris DiMarco, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, David Toms, Scott Verplank, Tiger Woods.

Notes: This was the fourth time in the tournament's first six playings that it was held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia. It was a tight match throughout, tied going into singles, but the USA won the singles session 7.5 to 4.5.

Day 1 Results


  • Adam Scott/Retief Goosen (Int.) def. Tiger Woods/Fred Couples, 4 and 3
  • Fred Funk/Jim Furyk (U.S.) halved with Vijay Singh/Mark Hensby
  • Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco (U.S.) def. Nick O’Hern/Tim Clark, 1-up
  • Justin Leonard/Scott Verplank (U.S.) def. Stuart Appleby/Peter Lonard, 4 and 2
  • Angel Cabrera/Michael Campbell (Int.) def. Davis Love III /Kenny Perry, 2 and 1
  • Trevor Immelman/Mike Weir (Int.) def. David Toms/Stewart Cink, 6 and 5

Day 2 Results


  • Mickelson/DiMarco (U.S.) halved with Campbell/Cabrera
  • Scott/Goosen (Int.) def. Couples/Toms, 3 and 1
  • Leonard/Verplank (U.S.) def. Immelman/Weir, 2 and 1
  • Funk/Cink (U.S.) halved with Singh/Clark
  • Lonard/O’Hern (Int.) def. Love/Perry, 3 and 2
  • Woods/Furyk (U.S.) def. Appleby/Hensby, 3 and 2

Day 3 Results


  • Leonard/Verplank (U.S.) halved with Goosen/Scott
  • Mickelson/DiMarco (U.S.) def. Cabrera/Campbell, 5 and 3
  • Woods/Furyk (U.S.) halved with Singh/Appleby
  • Clark/O’Hern (Int.) def. Funk/Toms, 2 and 1
  • Love/Cink (U.S.) def. Immelman/Weir, 1-up


  • Goosen/Scott (Int.) def. Verplank/Leonard, 5 and 4
  • Mickelson/DiMarco (U.S.) def. Lonard/O’Hern, 6 and 5
  • Love/Couples (U.S.) halved with Campbell/Cabrera
  • Hensby/Clark (Int.) def. Perry/Cink, 5 and 3
  • Woods/Furyk (U.S.) def. Singh/Appleby, 2 and 1

Day 4 Results


  • Leonard (U.S.) def. Clark, 4 and 3
  • Toms (U.S.) def. Immelman, 2 and 1
  • Goosen (Int.) def. Woods, 2 and 1
  • Perry (U.S.) def. Hensby, 4 and 3
  • Couples (U.S.) def. Singh, 1-up
  • Weir (Int.) def. Verplank, 3 and 2
  • Furyk (U.S.) def. Scott, 3 and 2
  • Lonard (Int.) def. Cink, 3 and 2
  • Campbell (Int.) def. Funk, 3 and 2
  • Love (U.S.) def. O’Hern, 4 and 3
  • Mickelson (U.S.) halved with Cabrera
  • DiMarco (U.S.) def. Appleby, 1-up

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