Pairings, tee times and TV schedule for Sunday at the Presidents Cup

Lloyd Doyle
October 1, 2017

The results were all too familiar. A greater winning margin at Liberty National is not out of the question considering the way the USA team has played during the past three days. And when they jumped on a ferry to take them across the New York Harbor to their Manhattan hotel, they had the lead.

Only the Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed vs Hideki Matsuyama/Adam Hadwin battle was halved.

They had better or there will be no event at all before we know it. On our weeks, we can beat anyone, and that goes throughout the whole team here. "They made some clutch putts". He went 0-4-2 and this time has gone 0-3-1.

Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim collected the only win for the Internationals on day 3.

The long-hitting American duo of Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson bettered the worldwide pairing of Australia's Marc Leishman and South Africa's Branden Grace 3 and 2 to claim Team USA's third point of the afternoon session. "Right now", he said, "I'm just trying to create more".

"I just love every opportunity to be a part of these events and on these teams, and this team is a unique team from any in the past in that the talent level is high or higher than we've ever had". Three matches have been halved and the rest won by US.

If the Americans won, they would have 15 1/2 points to win the Presidents Cup.

A series of errors left the match all square going into the 18th hole, where Mickelson missed a short putt, leaving both teams with half a point.

Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner, United States, def. Jason Day and Marc Leishman, International, 1 up.

During Thursday's opening ceremony, Mickelson snapped a selfie with three former presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

This was the only fourballs match in which the worldwide team never led. "They had a lot going for them this week". They have hit great shots.

"We've just come up against a juggernaut of an American team that has not put a foot wrong", said global captain Nick Price.

The gusts topped 20 miles per hour and felt even stronger on exposed areas of Liberty National, which sits across New York Harbor from Manhattan. However, Spieth stopped that ball on goal while he was still relevant to the hole, as he had a putt for birdie.

But the Australians opened the door with bogeys at the final two holes, and were fortunate to escape with 1/2 a point.

"Patrick and I are very serious and very focused on [Thursday] in this alternate-shot format where we have been very successful in this tournament - in either tournament", Spieth said on Wednesday.

The US lead 14½-3½ and there are 12 singles matches to come on Sunday.

"It's been very hard", said Zimbabwe's Price, who was hoping for a change of fortunes in his third stint as captain.

The Americans came within one match of winning the Presidents Cup - on Saturday. The Americans were 4 up at the turn when Adams tried to chip away. As we know, they can heat up like a microwave, especially Spieth with his scorching hot flat stick.

Jason Day said on Friday it was time for the Internationals to "regroup". He is 2-0-1 this week after a strong performance previous year at the Ryder Cup.

Day was ranked second in the world at the 2015 contest in South Korea, coming off a year which featured five victories, including his first major title in the US PGA Championship. Lahiri followed with a 16-foot birdie putt to claim the 16th. "The Ryder Cup at one point was that way [first with US domination and later with the Europeans on a run], and look what it is today".

The biggest margin of victory at the Presidents Cup is 21.5-10.5 when the United States defeated the Internationals at Robert Trent Jones GC in Virginia in 2000.

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