Internationals in Presidents Cup fightback mode

  • Internationals in Presidents Cup fightback mode

Internationals in Presidents Cup fightback mode

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -It has come to this in the Presidents Cup: After a US twosome made a riveting comeback to tie a match that had seemed lost, both players felt empty.

The scoreline stands at 8-2 in favour of the Americans after they took four and a half of the available five points on Friday at Liberty National, putting themselves in prime position to retain the Cup.

The Americans have won the opening session of the Presidents Cup for the sixth straight time, winning three matches and rallying to a halve in the final one.

World number one Dustin Johnson and veteran Matt Kuchar beat Australian Adam Scott and Canadian Adam Hadwin 4 & 3 to take the United States lead to 10-2.

Maybe? Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahiri were two-over par on their best ball on the front nine of their match against Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell, which they eventually lost 6-and-5.

The American duo of Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler drew first blood, thrashing the global team of Hideki Matsuyama and Charl Schwartzel 6&4. On this day in this event, they were the only Americans who didn't win.

The U-shaped grandstands around the first tee at Liberty National were at capacity more than an hour before the first tee time Thursday.

"When [it's] your first team, boy, you can't wait to get out and play, " Mickelson said.

Former US Presidents Barack Obama George W. Bush and Bill Clinton kicked off the Presidents Cup tournament in New Jersey on Thursday- the first time three former presidents have attended the biennial event

Saturday morning's four alternate-shot foursomes will be followed by four four-ball (better ball) matches in the afternoon.

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If for no other reason, the last match on Saturday morning will be interesting to see if Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler can remain undefeated.

A star-studded American team put the underdog Internationals to the sword during Friday's four-ball format, racing six points ahead in the biennial teams event to earn the biggest ever lead after two sessions. "But I think our team and our boys are ready to rally behind everyone, and hopefully we can finish strong later on in the week".

"He's been a real asset to the team and brings a lot of fun energy, too". After Mickelson found the green with the tee shot, Kisner blew his 50-foot putt well passed the hole and Mickelson could not make the return putt.

Global captain Nick Price thinks having it near NY could see the crowd close in numbers.

With the foursomes match all square, Mickelson dropped in two wedges to short range for birdies on the 15th and 17th holes and Kevin Kisner converted the birdies for a 2-and-1 victory over Jhonattan Vegas and Emiliano Grillo. "I think every one of my teammates feel the same way; that there's still a chance".