Juan Sebastián Muñoz defeated the number one in the world, Scottie Scheffler, brought a victory to the International Team and, in this way, closed his first participation in a Presidents Cup undefeated.
On the Quail Hollow field in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, in an individual ‘match’, the Bogota native faced and overcame the fifth duel on Sunday, September 26, in the best way.
Munoz started with a bogey and the Ridgewood, New Jersey player went ahead with a pair. The roles were reversed on the 3rd hole, for the draw, but the local took back the advantage on the 4th and extended it on the 7th. However, the Colombian won the next two and settled the ‘front nine’ with a tie.
Sebastián maintained the momentum after the break and went up in the 10th, he achieved the 2Up with a ‘birdie’ in the 15th, Scheffler discounted in the 16th and the Colombian added once more in the 17th, ending the match with two holes up. and one to play (2&1).
For the International Team they also added Si Woo Kim, who defeated Justin Thomas; Sungjae Im, who beat Cameron Young; KH Lee, who defeated Billy Horschel, and Christian Bezuidenhout, who defeated Kevin Kisner.
The final score favored the Americans for the ninth consecutive edition and, with results of 17.5 to 12.5 over the International Team, they took the 12th title for the United States, in 14 editions.
The only international title was given in Melbourne, Australia, in 1998, and the 2003 edition, in George, South Africa, was a draw.
Despite the defeat, the particular balance for Juan Sebastián Muñoz is positive, with a win and a draw in the duels in pairs, both together with the South Korean Sungjae Im. This, plus the individual victory this Sunday, which meant contributing 2.5 of the International Team’s points and finishing without defeats in his debut in this tournament.
Information from the press office of the Colombian Olympic Committee.