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The teams exchanged birdies on the opening two holes and the match remained all square through five holes. The Americans three of the last four holes on the front nine to take a 2-up advantage, and it was smooth sailing from there. Cabrera had back pain in the morning and clearly wasn’t in top form. It might not have mattered. Haas and Simpson poured it on with five more birdies until the match ended with birdies on the 15th.


Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahan, United States, def. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, International, 2 up.

Snedeker and Mahan earned their first point of the Presidents Cup, and they had to work for it. Even though they shot 30 on the front nine, the South Africans never trailed by more than two holes. Oosthuizen birdied the 14th to pull within 1 down. But both teams had to settle for par on the 15th. Oosthuizen had a great look at birdie on the 16th to square the match, but missed from about 8 feet. Oosthuizen gave his 30-foot birdie putt to win the 17th and good look, but they needed birdie on the last hole to halve the match. Oosthuizen hit into the bunker from the fairway. Schwartzel hooked his tee shot so far left that it wound up on the other side of the creek. They ended up conceding birdie putts to Snedeker and Mahan.


Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, United States, def. Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, International, 1 up.

Scott and Matsuyama put the Americans in a quick hole, 2 up through three, when Woods answered with a conceded birdie from 3 feet on No. 4 and a 15-foot birdie on the sixth. Kuchar went cold with the putter, three times missing putts from inside 7 feet that would have won the hole. The Internationals reclaimed the lead with a par on the 10th, and Woods pulled his side even with an approach to 5 feet on the 13th. Kuchar scrambled from a hillside and made a 7-foot birdie putt on the 14th for the first lead by the Americans, and Woods gave them control with a fairway metal to 4 feet on the 15th for an eagle that was conceded. Matsuyama made a long birdie at the 16th to keep the Internationals in the game, and Scott had a 10-foot birdie on the 18th to potentially halve the match. Kuchar made sure that didn’t happen by making a 15-foot birdie before Scott could even try.