The winners and losers from the Presidents Cup at Liberty National

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

While it wasn't a close Presidents Cup, there were plenty of great moments in New Jersey this week. Steve Stricker looked like a genius, a young American displayed sportsmanship at a key moment, and we were reminded how silly golf rules are at times.

Here are the winners and losers from the 12th Presidents Cup at Liberty National:

Winners:

Team USA

A 19-11 victory. Enough said.

Phil Mickelson

The 47-year-old needed a captain's selection just to make the U.S. team, but he certainly made Steve Stricker's decision look good this week. In perhaps his final Presidents Cup as a player, Mickelson went 3-0-1, took a selfie with three former U.S. presidents, and broke Tiger Woods' record for all-time Presidents Cup wins with 25.

Kevin Chappell

After grinding out an 11-foot par save at the 18th hole Saturday evening, Chappell conceded a tricky 3-footer to Anirban Lahiri, giving the Internationals their only full point of the day. The gesture also gave Nick Price's team a mathematical chance in the Sunday single matches.

Losers:

Golf rules

The American team of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed had to concede the 12th hole Saturday after Spieth picked up Louis Oosthuizen's ball that was running well by the cup. Spieth was disqualified from the hole for violating Rule 1-2, even though the South African's attempt had no chance of going in the hole.

Si Woo Kim

With his team down 11 points to the U.S., and Kim trailing Daniel Berger by two holes, the South Korean picked a bad time to shush the crowd Sunday. Kim would fall to Berger 2 and 1, which turned out to be the deciding point.

Emotions are running high on Sunday. Si Woo Kim trying to keep the International Team in it.

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NBC

Unfortunately for NBC, the Americans' dominating performance through the first three days essentially made Sunday worthless for golf fans.

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