DUBLIN, Ohio Fred Couples, the coolest guy in golf, never really looked that way until he stood on the edge of the 18th fairway Sunday and saw everything going his way.
The Americans needed only one more point to win the Presidents Cup.
And there was Tiger Woods, who has a history of delivering the winning point, in the middle of the fairway at Muirfield Village, where he has won a record five times.
The Presidents Cup ended just the way it always does.
Woods found the green and two-putted for par and a 1-up victory over Richard Sterne, the third straight time he has won the clinching point in the Presidents Cup. The Americans won for the fifth straight time and eighth time in 10 tries against an International side that showed some fight when it was too late to matter.
The Americans, who finished strong Sunday morning in the rain-delayed foursomes for a 14-8 lead, only needed to win four singles matches.
It took longer than anyone expected.
"I must have asked 500 times, 'How are we getting this fourth point? Where is the fourth point coming from?' " said Couples, a three-time winner as U.S. captain. "You're nervous. Not for the players the players know what they're doing. But we knew we needed 18 points, and we got them."
The final score United States 18 1/2, International 15 1/2 and whether the matches would beat the rain was really the only suspense on Sunday.
Not that the International team of seven rookies didn't give it a shot.
Zach Johnson closed out Branden Grace 4 and 2 to give the Americans 17 points and assure them a tie.
The International team's fleeting hopes ended when Woods, despite suffering back spasms again in the final hour of his match, didn't make a birdie on the back nine and still won. Sterne helped him by hitting his tee shot off the corporate tents behind the 16th green and making bogey.
"It was a team effort this whole week," said Woods, who went 4-1 for the best record of any player. "We really played well to give ourselves a nice lead."
LPGA in Beijing China's Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA Tour's first tournament in Beijing.
For most of the tournament, the players couldn't escape the capital's notorious pollution there was another smog delay of nearly three hours before the final round started Sunday.
Feng closed with a 5-under-par 68 for a 26-under 266 total. She won the LPGA Championship last year to become China's first major champion.