THE INTERNATIONAL team won five of eight matches Saturday to cut into the US team’s lead after three days of the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
The US team leads 11-7 heading into Sunday’s singles. The US team came into Saturday’s foursome and four-ball events with an 8-2 lead. However, the International team won three of the four four-ball matches in the afternoon session to shave the lead.
The Americans need 4.5 points on Sunday to win the Presidents Cup.
Tom Kim and Adam Scott starred for the International team, winning both of the matches they played Saturday.
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, paired together in both of Saturday’s events, won both of their matches for the Americans.
The 20-year-old Mr. Kim sank a 10-foot birdie on No. 18 to clinch the victory for he and his partner, Si Woo Kim, in their 1-up four-ball win over Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele. The American duo was trying to improve to 3-0 overall.
Mr. Kim ignited the celebration before his putt even dropped in the cup, dropping his putter and throwing his hat down. — Reuters