Mito Pereira falls in his singles duel after a Presidents Cup that once again ends up in the hands of the United States

The Pirque native couldn’t against Collin Morikawa, who beat him with a three-hole lead. The North American team, meanwhile, conquered its 12th crown, having obtained a score of 17.5.

Guillermo Pereira fell in his singles duel at the end of a Presidents Cup which once again ended up in the hands of the United States. The Chilean golfer was unable to face Collin Morikawa, who won with a three-hole lead. The North American team won by 17.5 against 12.5.

Pirque had gone from less to more during the competition which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thursday, in the alternating shot modality and with the Canadian Taylor Pendrith, he fell on the last hole against the hosts Tony Finau and Max Homa, in one of the five duels disputed that day. The North Americans took a big lead that day, taking a 4-1 lead going into Friday.

On the second day of the tournament, under the watchful eye of former United States Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Mito put in a decent performance with South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, earning a draw against the North Americans Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young, thus giving half a point to the international group in the modality of four balls which is played in pairs.

His strong performance Friday at Quail Hollow seemed to guarantee the Chilean would be one of the selected ones for one of Saturday’s rounds at the Presidents. However, captain Trevor Immelman chose to disregard it in any of the day’s tests, which consisted of alternating shots from pairs (foursomes) and best-of-pair (four-ball).

The international team arrived on Sunday with some hope. He came off a matchday three in which he managed to discount to close the gap and go into the round of individual duels 7-11. Even though the difference was not minor, the faith was intact. Therefore, the margin of error was minimal and the concentration had to be at its maximum.

Mito took the field around 3:00 p.m. in Chile and in front he had the American Morikawa. The face to face between the national and his opponent started evenly. With both golfers doing a great job putting on and putting pressure on each other. It was to be expected, because any bad move would make things easier for his rival.

But the suffering has begun for Pereira. On the fifth hole, Morikawa shot off course and advanced. The Chilean’s prospects were up and he needed to recover urgently. However, things got worse for him when, on the seventh hole, the American shot two under par and increased his lead, before birdieing the next flag.

The situation was already very complicated for Pirque, who could not manage to stand out. And it’s not that Mito showed a low level, but that his opponent showed a lot of solidity, taking advantage of every bullet that was in his shot to gain distance.

The last nine holes started in the best possible way for the North American, who once again cut two shots from par to 10. The Chilean discounted on the 11th hole and left his opponent with a three-flag advantage, while that, in parallel, the Americans won the trophy with the victory of Xander Schauffele over Corey Conners. Mito’s duel with Morikawa ended in the 16th, since it was already impossible for the national to return.

Team USA came out on top in the test to confirm a dominance that had occurred throughout the tournament, as they took six wins to five. Jordan Spieth beat Cam Davis, Patrick Cantlay beat Adam Scott, Tony Finau, Taylor Pendrith, Schaufelle and Max Homa. For internationals, they added Si Woo Kim, who surprisingly beat Justin Thomas, Sebastián Muñoz, Lee Kyoung-Hoon, Sungjae Im and Bezuidenhout. The only tie of the day was between Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns.

In this way, the United States extended their advantage in history, having won their 12th victory at the Presidents. The international team has won only once in history, while only once has the competition ended in a tie. Myth, on the other hand, finished his first entry in this competition with a decent presentation, beyond the fact that the victory was overwhelming. He still has a long way to go on the PGA Tour.

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Source: Latercera

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