MELBOURNE, AUstralia -- Matt Kuchar clawed back but Retief Goosen hung tough to beat the American 1 up.
The victory was Goosen's third in five matches this week at Royal Melbourne. But it came after Tiger Woods assured the United States of its seventh win in nine Presidents Cups.
Kuchar won the first hole with a par but Goosen promptly eagled No. 2 to even the proceedings. The South African then birdied the sixth and won Nos. 10 and 11 with pars to take a 3-up advantage.
Kuchar caught fire at that point, though, winning the next three holes with two birdies and a par. But Goosen seized the lead with a par at the 16th hole and brought it home for the Internationals.