Internationals captain Trevor Immelman, whose Presidents Cup team was decimated by defectors at the LIV Golf Series,
scoffed at the wishes of good LIV commissioner Greg Norman on Friday.
The United States won three four-ball (best-ball) games and tied the other two Friday games
matching the largest American two-game margin in Presidents Cup history.
Plain and simple," Immelman said. International players were hit hard
when half of the team's top players jumped ship from the PGA Tour to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Series, making them ineligible for the Cup.
The Internationals had pushed the Americans to the 17th hole in eight of the first 10 matches, leaving supporters wondering what difference a full lineup could have made.
So it was interesting when Norman tweeted a message to the group his efforts helped shrink,
leaving an American team with 10 of the world's top 16 players as heavy favorites over a global group robbed of several high-profile stars.
"You have to fight really hard every day. It's not easy. They take a lot of hits. If we get any hits in the next two days, it will be close."