Internationals defeat US golfers

England’s Justin Rose and Australian Geoff Ogilvy each took one-up victories over United States foes in Arizona on Tuesday, leading the Internationals past the Americans 2,5-1,5 at the Tommy Bahama Challenge.

Rose and Ogilvy each birdied the 18th hole to bring the global “young guns” victory in the second edition of the made-for-television golf event, a 30-and-under showdown at Grayhawk Golf Club won by the US team last year.

Rose defeated Arron Oberholser, while Ogilvy downed Ryan Moore.

Ben Crane captured the only US triumph, beating South Korean-born US rival Kevin Na five and four. American Zach Johnson and South African Tim Clark halved the other match.

The Internationals divided $400 000, while the US players took home a total of $280 000.

This year’s match-play format replaced last year’s medal-play format.—Sapa-AFP

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