U.S. stay one point in front of Internationals
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Tiger Woods remained unbeaten at this week's Presidents Cup as the United States maintained a one-point lead over the Internationals after the weather-delayed foursomes ended on Saturday morning.
Woods and his playing partner Matt Kuchar beat in-form South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel 4&2 in the marquee match of six before the Americans finished the opening foursomes session at Muirfield Village with an overall lead of 6-1/2 points to 5-1/2.
"You get a great partner like Tiger Woods, we matched up really well together," said Kuchar. "We are having a lot of fun out there and making a lot of birdies."
Steve Stricker and 20-year-old rookie Jordan Spieth also preserved a perfect record as they wrapped up a 2&1 win over South Africans Branden Grace and Richard Sterne, Stricker sealing victory by sinking a six-footer to par the 17th.
Argentina's Angel Cabrera and Australian Marc Leishman posted the first blue number of the day on the leaderboard for the Internationals with a closely contested 2&1 victory over Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.
Cabrera and Leishman had been one up overnight after 13 holes but lost the 14th after Snedeker hit a stunning approach to inside two feet for a conceded birdie.
However, Leishman sank a 10-footer to birdie the 15th for the Internationals to regain a one-up advantage and they closed out the match after the Australian almost holed his approach at the 17th and Snedeker missed his birdie attempt from 14 feet.
"Just great to get a win under the belt for the two of us," said Cup rookie Leishman. "We played reasonably well. I think Sneds and Webb probably didn't play their best, but we got it done and that's what matters." Continued...