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Internationals tighten up Presidents Cup matches

Presidents Cup tightens up in South Korea

Presidents Cup tightens up in South Korea

Update — 12th Presidents Cup — Jack Nicklaus Golf Club — Incheon, South Korea —

Trailing 4-1 after Day One matches of the Presidents Cup, the International squad could have packed it in and just played out another defeat.

The U.S. leads 9-1-1 in the overall history.

The International, led of Captain Nick Price, rallied to win the Day Two session 3 1/2-1 1/2 headlined by the undefeated duo of Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace. The pair beat Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed Thursday 3&2 and then beat the U.S. super team of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson 4&3 Friday.

J.B. Holmes current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** J.B. Holmes

J.B. Holmes current official PGA TOUR headshot
(Photo by: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption *** J.B. Holmes

In the morning session Saturday, Grace-Oosthuizen currently leads Reed-Rickie Fowler 1Up through 12 holes in Saturday’s Foursomes Matches. The International team leads in two matches, losing in one match with the other all-square.

If the match scores hold, the Presidents Cup would be tied through three sessions.

The U.S. duo of J.B.Holmes and Bubba Watson, who are 2-0 as a team this week. They are locked in battle Saturday against Adam Scott and Marc Leishman. Holmes was a late replacement for the injured Jim Furyk.

The Saturday afternoon session is four-ball and Sunday features singles matches.

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