Spieth keeps U.S. ahead #PresidentsCup

Sat 10 Oct 2015

Spieth keeps U.S. ahead #PresidentsCup

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Incheon, Korea, October 10: World number one Jordan Spieth holed a clutch birdie putt on 18 to maintain a one-point lead for the United States over the International Team at the Presidents Cup on Saturday morning.
Spieth and partner Dustin Johnson produced a magnificent fightback in their Foursomes match with Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel, clawibng back from 3-down at the turn to win 1-up and give the Americans a 7.5 to 6.5 lead heading into the afternoon Fourball sessions.
Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace notched their third straight point by soundly defeating Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler 3 & 2 in the top match, as International blue dominated the early proceedings at the Jack Nicklaus Gold Club Korea.
Adam Scott and Marc Leishman halved their match with Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes while local hero Sangmoon Bae and Hideki Matsuyama also battled to a halve point with Matt Kuchar and Bill Hass before Spieth reminded everyone why he was currently the best golfer on the planet.
"Your blood is running, it's running through your hands. You know it's there," said Spieth, who had earlier drained a birdie putt on 17 to draw level with the Internationals. "But man, what a comeback we had there. That was a great fight. And it was a huge point in the Presidents Cup."
The International team are chasing just their second win at the biennial team match play event while the United States are going for their ninth victory in 11 editions of the Cup, which is being played in Asia for the first time this week.