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Baddeley, the last man picked for the International team by captain Greg Norman, hit a poor tee shot and a worse chip on the 12th hole that led to bogey. From the middle of the fairway on the 17th, Baddeley missed the green to the left and missed an 8-foot par putt that would have won the match.

And his worst drive came on the 18th, so far right that Day could only chop back to the fairway.

“I wasn’t that nervous on that last tee shot,” Baddeley said. “I don’t know, it was weird. Just hit a terrible shot.”

He and Day spoke of their good experience, saying a half-point was still better than losing and should give them confidence going into Friday’s fourballs.

“Sometimes I know I feel probably worse than Aaron feels because you know how he feels,” Norman said. “You know he’s carrying the weight of everybody else. I said, ‘Look, just keep your head high. Just suck it up. It’s over and done with. It’s water over the dam and just accept it and it’s done.’

“Now he feels better,” Norman said. “Now he’s OK, and he knows he’s playing well.”

Even though the Presidents Cup is held over four days _ there is little time to think compared with the seamless, three-day competition of the Ryder Cup _ Baddeley and Day had to get right back out there.

Their fourballs match Friday was against Johnson and Tiger Woods.