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Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, United States, def. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, International, 4 and 2.

In another excellent display of shots and putts, the Americans were 6-under through eight holes and still only had a 1-up lead. Oosthuizen and Schwartzel were up to the task, but it only took a couple of mistakes to give the Americans control. Oosthuizen missed a 5-foot par putt on the ninth as the Americans went 2 up. And after Woods went long of the par-3 12th green _ a certain bogey _ Oosthuizen hit 7-iron into the water and the Americans went 3-up by winning the hole with a bogey. They halved the next three holes, and the Americans were conceded birdie on the 16th.


Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, International, def. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson, United States, 2 and 1.

Dufner and Johnson won both their foursomes matches at the Ryder Cup last year. They didn’t bring their best golf for Scott and Matsuyama. They conceded a birdie on the second hole. They lost the par-5 11th hole with a bogey when Dufner left a tough flop shot in the rough behind the green. The Internationals were 4 up through 11 holes when rain stopped play on Friday, and Dufner missed a 5-foot par putt Saturday morning to fall 5 down. The Americans birdied the next three holes to go 2 down with three to play. The next two holes were halved with pars, ending the match.




Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, United States, def. Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge, International, 2 and 1.

Mickelson and Bradley got another roll, this time in the middle of the match. Els and de Jonge, coming off a foursomes win Friday, birdied five of the first seven holes and had a 2-up lead when Mickelson birdied the eight. That started a remarkable run of seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch that took them to a 2-up advantage. De Jonge fought back with a birdie on the 16th to close the gap to 1 down with two holes to play, but pars on the next hole ended the match.


Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, International, def. Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth, United States, 2 up.

Stricker and Spieth went 42 straight holes without trailing in this Presidents Cup. That ended on the par-3 eighth hole, when neither of them could make par and they fell 1 down. They never caught up, though this was one of the tightest matches in Saturday fourballs. Stricker got up-and-down on the par-5 15th for birdie to square the match with three holes to play. But on the next hole, DeLaet hit his tee shot to about 6 feet for birdie and a 1-up advantage. Going to the 18th, with the Americans needing birdie for the halve, Stricker hit into the right rough and couldn’t reach the green, and Spieth narrowly missed his 25-foot birdie attempt.


Bill Haas and Webb Simpson, United States, def. Angel Cabrera and Branden Grace, International, 4 and 3.

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