Graham DeLaet breaks out at Presidents Cup

Canada's Graham DeLaet celebrates winning his match during the fourth round of the Presidents Cup...

Canada's Graham DeLaet celebrates winning his match during the fourth round of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (Allan Henry/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:23 PM ET

DUBLIN, OHIO - On the day the Internationals made it close, Canadian Graham DeLaet made a name for himself on the global golf scene.

With the U.S. holding a commanding 14-8 points lead heading into the 12 singles matches at the 2013 rain-soaked Presidents Cup on Sunday afternoon, it seemed apparent that the event would forever be known as The Mushy Massacre at Muirfield.

But thanks in part to an inspirational effort by DeLaet -- the Weyburn, Sask. native who was competing in his first Presidents Cup -- the Internationals came back to at least leave many in the pro-American galleries at soggy Muirfield Village chewing their fingernails down to a nub.

In the end, the deficit was just too much to overcome for captain Nick Price’s Internationals, who were defeated 18.5-15.5 by the Americanes en route to dropping to 1-8-1 all-time in Presidents Cup competitions.

The U.S. sealed the deal with three matches remaining when Tiger Woods posted a 1-up victory over Richard Sterne.


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