Dublin, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The final four foursomes matches at the
Presidents Cup were split on Saturday morning as the United States retained a
one-point lead over the International team.
The four matches ended in order with match three going to the United States.
Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth, who were 4-up with six holes to go, hung on
for a 2 & 1 win over the International pair of Branden Grace and Richard
Marc Leishman's approach at the 17th stopped within inches of the hole, and
that birdie closed out a 2 & 1 win for him and Angel Cabrera. Webb Simpson's
approach at No. 17 landed 18 feet behind the hole, and when fellow American
Brandt Snedeker failed to convert, the match was over.
Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar earned their second straight win as they beat
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, 4 & 2.
The final match went the International way. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson were
4-down with five holes to go, but the duo extended Adam Scott and Hideki
Matsuyama to the 17th green. After Johnson's birdie effort at 17 came up just
short, Scott chipped to two feet and Matsuyama made the par putt to win the
match, 2 & 1.
The United States leads the Internationals, 6 1/2 - 5 1/2.
On Friday, the first two matches were also split. Keegan Bradley and Phil
Mickelson cruised to a 4 & 3 win over Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.
The International duo of Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge also grabbed a 4 & 3
win, over Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan.
There was a weather delay on Friday that pushed the completion of the
foursomes into Saturday morning. Saturday's fourball play is already underway
and more foursomes action is slated for Saturday afternoon, weather
There is a 40-percent chance of thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, and that
percentage increases as the day goes on.
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