Internationals hoping for a miracle at Muirfield

Sun Oct 6, 2013 7:15am EDT
 
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By Julian Linden

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Drawing inspiration from last year's amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price's Internationals are hoping to produce their own Miracle at Muirfield and win the Presidents Cup.

The Internationals know they will have to produce something special on Sunday's final day of competition after finishing Saturday's weather-interrupted third day of action trailling by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2, with both teams needing 17-1/2 to win.

The odds are heavily stacked against them but with four of Saturday's matches held over to Sunday morning before the concluding 12 singles matches, there are still 16 points up for grabs on the final day.

"It's not over," Price said. "We've still got a lot of golf to play tomorrow and I have the utmost confidence in these guys that they can turn those two games around.

"But we don't want to go into the singles with too much of a deficit."

Despite trailing by five points, the good news for the Internationals is they have a great chance of at least reducing the deficit before the singles. Of the four unfinished matches, they were leading in two, all square in one and down in the other.

"I think we are still in pretty good shape," Price said.

"If we can turn one of the games around tomorrow, there's still a chance we could get 3-1/2 or four points, which would really make our lives a lot easier going into the singles."   Continued...

 
Hunter Mahan of the U.S. (L) shakes hands with International team captain Nick Price of Zimbabwe after he and Brandon Snedeker defeated International team players Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, both of South Africa, in their four ball match at the 2013 Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio October 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Keane