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.
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.
Other Golf News:
- Inbee Park’s second-round rally moved her into the final threesome in
Saturday’s third round play at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Park (8-under) trails Xi Yu Lin by a shot and overnight leader Ha Ha Jang by two. Alison Lee, Yani Tseng, Amy Yang and Lydia Ko are all in the mix.
- Matthew Fitzpatrick and Soren Kjeldsen co-lead the European Tour’s British Masters at 9-under through 36 holes. Kjeldsen won the Irish Open earlier this season.
- Bernhard Langer opened with a 7-under-65 to lead after one round at the SAS Championship on the Champions Tour.