United States on brink of winning Presidents Cup

United States on brink of winning Presidents Cup”

But they ended up sharing a point with Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson in the final match of the day, in which Mickelson missed a seven-foot putt at the 18th that could have given the Americans yet another win.

The Friday four-ball was nearly a full American wipeout, with the margin growing to a massive 8-2.

With the Presidents Cup - the PGA Tour event that pits a team of a top American golfers against their counterparts from around the world - now in its third day, golf fans were decked out in patriotic garb in support of the U.S. Team.

Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas and Argentinian Emiliano Grillo will take on Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner, and the South African duo of Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen will take on Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas.

The Presidents Cup features teams of 12 players from the United States and from the International Team, which consists of players from all non-European or American countries. While both teams would add the half point to their scoreboard, it had to feel like a tremendous loss for the global team that had the Americans' marquee pair on the ropes.

Worldwide captain Nick Price was left scratching his head in search of answers as he prepared for Saturday's resumption at the Presidents Cup.

Dustin Johnson remained undefeated at Liberty National when he teamed with Matt Kuchar and ran away from the sloppy play of Adam Scott and Adam Hadwin, who had three double bogeys. However, the USA rookies are guys that are playing very well, like Justin Thomas.

"It was interesting", Mickelson said.

Hadwin and Matsuyama were two up on Spieth and Reed through 14 holes, a scoreline that put them in the driver's seat to extract a big point.

So, sure, he was living the blessed life of a multi-millionaire who plays golf for a living and, since he chopped off that prolific blond mullet he sported earlier in his career, he probably hasn't been recognized by anybody outside his own living room in years.

It's gotten to the point that captain and player came to a mutual decision to sit the World No.3 out of tomorrow morning's Foursomes matches, along with the struggling Anirban Lahiri.

Although most agree Thomas is a rookie in name only, there are always unknowns when country and team become a part of the competitive equation.

US captain Steve Stricker said Mickelson had been upset at the putt he missed for the win on Thursday. The Americans won 13 holes on the back nine. International Captain Nick Price has done everything he can to keep his team's spirits high, heading to a almost certain doom. "You have all your teammates there and all the American guys, and the match is on the line".

United States 8, global 2. Saturday afternoon continues with four-ball matches where sides play their best ball.

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