President Donald Trump looked over at an American team that never had it so easy in the Presidents Cup and delivered an unassailable message in fewer than 140 characters.
“I have to say our Team USA, wow. Did you play well,” Trump said.
The Americans were never better.
They didn’t become the first team to win all five sessions, the only source of motivation on Sunday. They didn’t win by the widest margin since these matches against the International team began in 1994.
So powerful was this U.S. team that it needed to do little more than show up.
Daniel Berger, one of five newcomers to the American team, delivered the decisive point in the fourth of 12th singles matches. Phil Mickelson, a part of 23 consecutive team events, won the final point in his 100th career singles match.
The score was 19-11, and it could have been worse.
“Honestly, it was really weird being out there today, knowing there was no chance of losing,” Dustin Johnson who halved his match on the final hole to miss out on a 5-0 mark at Liberty National. “I don’t know how to explain it, but it was like playing golf with my buddies. We were going to win no matter what.”