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Baddeley and Day, riding the momentum from Friday’s big win, quickly built a 2-up lead with three birdies on the opening five holes. They were still 2 up through 10 holes and looked to be the one sure point for the International team. That’s when Mickelson and Furyk came to life. Starting with a birdie on No. 11, the Americans won four of the next five holes to seize control at 2 up with three to play, and Mickelson ended it in dramatic fashion with a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole.



Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International, def. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, 2 and 1.

Schwartzel made a 6-foot birdie putt on the opening hole, and the Internationals never trailed. Watson and Simpson, undefeated for the week, finally lost in the leadoff match. Neither could make a birdie at the short sixth or a par at the seventh and fell 3 down. Schwartzel birdied the 11th to go 4 up and then it was a matter of time. Goosen missed 5-foot putts to close out the match on the 15th and 16th, but his lag to within inches at the 17th sealed the win.


K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, 1 up.

Yang gave his side a 1-up lead with a birdie on the opening hole, and the International team never trailed. But the match was in doubt until the final hole. Woods missed only one green, yet he missed nine putts from about 15 feet or closer. Johnson contributed a birdie on No. 5 to square the match, and that was about it. The match turned on the 15th hole. Woods reached the par 5 in two, about 65 feet away. He ran his eagle putt 8 feet long. Kim holed a 25-foot birdie, and Woods three-putted. On the final hole, Woods missed a birdie putt from 15 feet to halve the match, and Kim knocked in a 6-footer for par and the win.


Geoff Ogilvy and K.J. Choi, International, def. Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up.

Kuchar had the hot hand, running off five straight birdies early in the match. Ogilvy did his best to answer, keeping the Americans’ lead no more than 1 up. Choi birdied the eighth to square the match, and Ogilvy holed a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 11 to go 1 up. They halved the last seven holes. The key came on the par-5 15th, when Choi made a 20-foot birdie putt with Stricker 5 feet away for a sure birdie. Kuchar failed to reach the 18th green in regulation, while Stricker found the bunker and could not make birdie.


Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, United States, vs. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International, 2 and 1.

Mahan drove to a greenside bunker on the par-4 sixth and got up-and-down for birdie and a 1-up lead in a match that the Americans never trailed. The Aussie duo, together all week, bogeyed the next hole. They won the first two holes on the back nine with a par and Day’s birdie to square the match, but Haas responded with two birdies to restore the cushion. With the match dormie, Day knocked in a 30-foot birdie on the 17th, but Mahan made birdie from 20 feet to win the match.


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